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Life Abundant

4.04 of 5 stars 4.04  ·  rating details  ·  51 ratings  ·  4 reviews
A compelling vision-before it's too lateIn this splendidly crafted work, McFague argues for theology as an ethical imperative for all thinking Christians: Responsible discipleship today entails disciplined religious reflection. Moreover, theology matters: Without serious reflection on their worldview, ultimate commitments, and lifestyle, North American Christians cannot ho ...more
Paperback, 268 pages
Published November 1st 2000 by Augsburg Fortress Publishing (first published October 2000)
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Megan
I stopped agreeing with most theologians I read awhile back, but reading McFague was a bit like discovering the theological fragments that float in the back of my mind suddenly coherently placed on paper in front of me.

The problem with this is, that while predominately in agreement, I have the strong feeling that many of her arguments are not on solid ground; that, in fact, they really are hanging in mid-air. Only I can't articulate the problems with the whole framework yet, or somehow put it al
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Evelyn
McFague's theological work is a challenge to any well-off North American Christian to live less conspicuously and more simply. Her ideas of God as reality, the world as God's body, and humans as the hands of God are radical to her idea of Christians who should live to be more communal-minded and less as Westerners idealizing individuality. All should hear her wake up call to sustainability and care of the earth as a theological mandate. I loved it!
Ryan Motter
May 12, 2009 Ryan Motter rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: EVERYBODY...absolutely everyone...but really those theology geeks out there.
Recommended to Ryan by: John Thatamanil
McFague's treatment of economic theology proves just the same as her other works: fantastic. Also, she is surprisingly confessional in this volume and deeply personal, making it that much better.
Psanders
Of course I agree with McFague's view of the world as it could be, but I find it weak that she leaves it to the economists to figure out how her model could actually work.
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