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Shaping Godzone:public issues and church voices in New Zealand 1840-2000

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Churches as institutions, and Christians as individuals and groups, have made significant and often contentious contributions to shaping private and public morality and issues of social justice in New Zealand. Laurie Guy provides a lively account of Church and Christian involvement in a selection of these issues. These Christian voices and influences have often been ...more
Paperback, 607 pages
Published June 3rd 2011 by Victoria University Press
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Andy Hickman
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Resourceful text.

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Cultural awareness: New Zealand culture and society is encountering a clash of belief systems. Both Luther and Wesley appropriately adapted to the cultural setting of their day. The local church and its leaders must be open to the challenges that a pluralist cultural change has brought (resulting in a resistance to Christianity) and to our own shortcomings and posture of retreat. “Saving the lost” in a secular post-modern culture such as New Zealand needs to have an awarenes
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