The Meaning of Life

Christian Truth and Social Change in Latin America

By John A. Mackay

Edited by John M. Metzger

Foreword by Samuel Escobar

The Meaning of Life

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  • Pages: 242
  • Publication Date: 3/6/2014
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The Meaning of Life

Christian Truth and Social Change in Latin America

By John A. Mackay

Edited by John M. Metzger

Foreword by Samuel Escobar

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  • ISBN: 9781620328729
  • Pages: 242
  • Publication Date: 3/6/2014
  • Retail Price: $29.00
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  • ISBN: 9781620328729
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  • Publication Date: 3/6/2014
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About-

Democratic principles have not taken root readily in Latin America in part because spiritual inwardness, a necessary prerequisite of democracy that is inseparable from the Bible, has been lacking. During the twentieth century Protestant workers like John Mackay (1889-1983) brought the evangelical message to that continent through lectures and writings.

This collection of John Mackay's early essays presents a range of his contributions, and the ideas in the essays are grounded in his clear understanding of the nature and dignity of human beings in the light of God. The fruit of this teaching is self-confidence, courage, steadfastness, and other positive ethical attributes that accompany progress and success for individuals and peoples. The essays touch on religious, educational, literary, political, and philosophical themes in the service of Christian truth. They embody key ideas and strategic judgments related to the presentation of the Evangel, the most basic and first work of the church. The message balances spiritual and social aspects of Christianity to meet the needs of the people, and it accompanied progressive social and political changes in the region.

The historical experience of Protestantism in Latin America is well worth recalling today by readers in North America and elsewhere.

Contributors-

John A. Mackay
John M. Metzger
Samuel Escobar

Bio(s)-

John A. Mackay, a theologian and educator, founded a school in Lima, Peru, held chairs on the faculty at San Marcos University, Lima, and served under the auspices of the YMCA. After sixteen years in Latin America, he moved to North America and became President of Princeton Theological Seminary. A leading churchman and the author of many books and articles, over the years Mackay was invited to speak in thirty-five Latin American universities.

John M. Metzger, a lawyer, was educated at Harvard College, New York University School of Law, and the London School of Economics. He is also the author of The Hand and the Road: The Life and Times of John A. Mackay (2010).

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