Christian Ethics in Secular Cultures, Volume 2
Culture, Hermeneutics, Natural Law, Islam, and Missions
World of Theology Series
Imprint: Wipf and Stock
134 Pages, 6.00 x 9.00 x 0.27 in
- Published: May 2022
- Published: May 2022
World of Theology Series Thomas K. Johnson: The First Step in Missions Training: How our Neighbors are Wrestling with God's General Revelation Thomas K. Johnson: Christian Ethics in Secular Cultures David Parker: Discerning the Obedience of Faith: A Short Histo- ry of the World Evangelical Alliance Theological Commission Thomas Schirrmacher (Ed.): William Carey: Theologian - Lin- guist - Social Reformer Thomas Schirrmacher: Advocate of Love - Martin Bucer as Theologian and Pastor Thomas Schirrmacher: Culture of Shame / Culture of Guilt Thomas Schirrmacher: The Koran and the Bible Thomas Schirrmacher (ed.): The Humanisation of Slavery in the Old Testament Jim Harries: New Foundations for Appreciating Africa: Beyond Religious and Secular Deceptions Thomas Schirrmacher: Missio Dei - God's Missional Nature Thomas Schirrmacher: Biblical Foundations for 21st Century World Mission
Are there many honest evangelicals alive at this time in history who would not admit they have felt tempted to let their chaotic world “go to hell in a hand basket”? Historian Robert D. Linder (1933-2021) said evangelicals have always had two impulses: proselytize and improve. But now, many are tempted to dissociate or withdraw. “Jesus is the answer,” we say. “But please, God, don’t send us into the line of fire!” I suspect few know how to process the dizzying number of problems and issues paraded before us every day.
In this book Thomas K. Johnson shows that evangelical reluctance is neither a necessity nor an option for those who represent Christ. He does not merely dismantle our comfortable idolatries. Instead, he provides a comfort and compass we evangelicals need badly. Johnson’s sound, reasoned, and biblical approach is appropriate to the turbulent world of the pandemic age without the rhetoric of impending doom and hopelessness. After all, we have potent guides, the prophet Amos, the apostle Paul, and the magisterial reformers among them.
Liam J. Atchison, Ph.D. - Senior Vice President, Global Scholars