Thursday, March 25, 2010

Can the Church Change the World?

JT at Between Two Worlds is blogging through a new and fascinating book by James Davison Hunter called "To Change the World: The Irony, Tragedy, and Possibility of Christianity in the Late Modern World" (Oxford University Press, 2010).

In it Hunter argues:

"I contend that the dominant ways of thinking about culture and cultural change are flawed, for they are based on both specious social science and problematic theology.

In brief, the model on which various strategies are based not only does not work, but it cannot work.

On the basis of this working theory, Christians cannot “change the world” in a way that they desire.

I've been studying this whole concept of worldview from many perspectives lately, including by hopefully finishing my graduate certificate in Apologetics and Outreach this month. I fully expect that Hunter's book will be an excellent compliment to our Sunday School text by Nancy Pearcey on "Total Truth," along with the series from the White Horse Inn on "Natural Law and The Two Kingdoms" (March 14) and "The Kingdom of God" (current).

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