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Becoming a Christian In Christendom

Becoming a Christian In Christendom: Radical Discipleship and the Way of the Cross in America's "Christian" Culture

Author: 
Jason A. Mahn (Author)
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Description

How might one live the Christian faith within a culture that idealizes and privileges Christianity while also relativizing it and making it redundant? Arguing for a reconceptualization of the theology of the cross and radical communal practices, the author explores some pervasive dangers of America’s new Christendom and provocatively imagines alternatives to conventional Christianity—ones whereby the church embodies an alternative politic, where it commits to cruciform non-violence, appreciates gifts by giving them away, and knows its boundaries well enough to learn from those on the other side.

ISBN: 
9781451469271
Price: 
$34.00
ISBN: 
9781506418957
Release date: 
November 1, 2016
Pages: 
395
Width: 
6
Height: 
9

Contents

Preface
Introduction: Life in a “Christian” Culture

Part 1: Problems
1. Christendom, Then and Now
2. Unpacking Christian Privilege

Part 2: Resources
3. Purveyors of Comfort and Kierkegaard’s Call to Discipleship
4. Upstanding Patriotic Citizens and Bonhoeffer’s Faithful Resistance
5. Church as Chaplain and Contemporary Critics of Constantine

Part 3: Contours
6. Economy: Free Grace in a Culture of Cheap
7. Politics: Getting Radical and Staying Ordinary
8. War: Subversions of the Cross
9. Religion: Guests in the House of Israel

Part 4: Re-Formation
10: Conclusion: Becoming (a) Christian in Christendom
 

 

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