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Rethinking Christian Identity: Doctrine and Discipleship

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Recent decades have seen major shifts in our understanding of Christian identity. This timely book explores contemporary theological theory in asking what makes a Christian in the twenty-first century.


Engages with developments in contemporary theological thought, assessing the work of leading figures Rowan Williams, John Milbank, and Kathryn Tanner Challenges accepted idea
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ebook, 280 pages
Published November 5th 2012 by Wiley-Blackwell (first published January 1st 2012)
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Mar 18, 2013 Lyndon rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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It's probably just me, but the "rethinking" piece of the thesis seems be lose steam after wading through st. Gregory. The opening chapters on Lindbeck, Williams, Tanner, and Milbank raise the question of Christian identity in this age we are in, however, it's not altogether clear how St. Gregory's teaching on the soul or discipleship moves us to new or better ground than previous. The St. Gregory stuff is fascinating. What I'm not sure about is how he contributes to the programs of Lindbeck and ...more
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