Balancing Acts : Obligation Liberation And Contemporary Christian Conflicts
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American congregations are more divided than ever over a broad range of theological and social issues — and this book outlines an innovative way to understand and address these difficult conflicts. Balancing Acts introduces readers to the two major spiritual themes that animate life in America today — obligation and liberation — and discusses how most Christians align themselves with one of these attitudes. One group focuses on the obligations of religious life and seeks moral clarity, while the other tends to see religion as a liberation movement and stresses God’s love for the oppressed of the earth.
The ability to strike a balance between these competing camps is the key to managing tension in the church and in the larger community — and Balancing Acts provides readers with the tools to find and nurture Christian unity in the face of political, cultural, and theological diversity. Whether the issue is women in ministry, presidential politics, immigration, homosexuality, or war, this book demonstrates how common ground can be found by people of faith who are willing to perform a balancing act between obligation and liberation.
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Categories: Books, Christian Living, Church Life, Social Issues Tags: Christian Living, Church Life, Henry Brinton, Social Issues
SKU (ISBN): 9780788023866
Binding: Trade Paper
Published: April 2006
Publisher: CSS Publishing
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