Living at the Crossroads
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An Introduction to Christian Worldview
Written by Michael W. Goheen, and Craig G. Bartholomew
This engaging introduction to Christian worldview explores how Christians can live faithfully at the crossroads of Scripture and postmodern culture. Ideal for undergraduate students and laypeople, the book first lays out a brief summary of the biblical story and the most fundamental beliefs of Scripture.
The book then tells the story of Western culture from the classical period to postmodernity. The authors next analyze how Christians live in the tension that exists at the intersection of the biblical and cultural stories. They proceed to tease out the implications for key areas of life, such as education, scholarship, economics, politics, and church. The result is a deeply thoughtful yet approachable text that draws on the rich tradition of Reformational thinking but contextualizes it to a postmodern setting for a contemporary audience.
Readers will emerge from their study and reflection of worldview with renewed hope in the gospel and restored fervor to help meet the tremendous need for justice and mercy in the world.
"If you haven't been able to keep up with all the books on a Christian worldview that have appeared in recent years, now is the time to act. Read this book. Goheen and Bartholomew not only have made use of all the other worldview books but also have written a volume that distinguishes itself. Illuminating our times with historical perspective, biblical depth, and social breadth, the authors show what a biblical worldview should mean for us today."--James W. Skillen, president, Center for Public Justice, Washington, DC
"As the title implies, this book shows that a Christian worldview is not merely something of intellectual importance, but it has relevance to the whole of life. Clearly written and powerfully argued, Living at the Crossroads is rooted in biblical faith but reaches out to engage the contemporary world in a historically informed way. This is essential reading for thoughtful Christians who wish to live out the gospel and love God with all of their being."--C. Stephen Evans, University Professor of Philosophy and Humanities, Baylor University
"The concept of 'Christian worldview,' let alone 'biblical worldview,' has more often been invoked than helpfully defined. In this stimulating, well-informed, and practical sequel to The Drama of Scripture, Goheen and Bartholomew once again demonstrate their remarkable effectiveness at articulating accessibly an understanding of Christian identity in the West that is both scripturally grounded and, notably, shaped by the Reformed intellectual tradition in its ecumenical context."--David Lyle Jeffrey, author of Houses of the Interpreter: Reading Scripture, Reading Culture
"Living at the Crossroads is a landmark book. It is informed by wide and deep scholarship and motivated by a radical and passionate commitment to a missional understanding of the gospel in its relationship to contemporary Western culture. Though dealing with some of the seminal issues of Western (and now global) history and civilization, it is written in an engaging and accessible style. I predict that this profoundly biblical book will become a lodestar for a new generation of Christians worldwide who are serious about faithfully engaging culture in the name of Jesus Christ."--Al Wolters, professor of religion and theology, Redeemer University College
"Living at the Crossroads is a thoughtful book that draws on the rich tradition of Reformed thought. It gives the reader renewed hope in the power of the Gospel."--Johan D. Tangelder, Christian Renewal
Paperback, 205 pages, notes, subject index, Scripture index, subject index
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