Faith and Fragmentation: Reflections on the Future of Christianty

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Westminster John Knox Press, 2004 M01 1 - 196 pages

In this classic reissue, scholar, pastor, and author J. Philip Wogaman addresses "people who wonder whether Christian Faith makes sense in light of the sweeping changes of our age," changes that have created at the same time a pluralistic world, a technologically sophisticated world, a dangerous world, a world of great prosperity, and yet great suffering. What are we to make of this time we live in? Can the Christian faith really provide a stable foundation? Wogaman wrestles with these and other questions as he investigates the true meaning of a Christian faith with a positive understanding of religious pluralism and a rejection of fanaticism. He concludes that this faith is a "hopeful love" that proclaims the centrality of love against selfishness and the power of hope against despair.

 

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Contents

Fragments of Broken Faith
11
Partial Truths and the Whole Truth
29
The Christian Perspective
49
Christian Faith and Cosmic Vision
67
Christian Perspective on the Self
83
Christian Perspective on Society
101
The Shadow of Evil
125
Community of Hopeful Love
141
Mission and Imperialism
155
Treasure in Earthen Vessels
171
Notes
177
Index
191
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About the author (2004)

J. Philip Wogaman is former Senior Minister at Foundry United Methodist Church in Washington, D.C. and former Professor of Christian Ethics at Wesley Theological Seminary in Washington, D.C. Wogaman is a past president of the Society of Christian Ethics of the United States and Canada and the author of several books on Christian ethics.

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