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The Politics of Discipleship: Becoming Postmaterial Citizens (The Church and Postmodern Culture)

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Internationally acclaimed theologian Graham Ward is well known for his thoughtful engagement with postmodernism. This volume, the fourth in The Church and Postmodern Culture series, offers an engaging look at the political nature of the postmodern world.

In the first section, "The World," Ward considers "the signs of the times" and the political nature of contemporary postm
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Paperback, 320 pages
Published September 1st 2009 by Baker Academic
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David
Ward's goal in this book is to develop a Christian "theological imaginary" (think worldview, kind of) that "might modify and transform aspects of that civic imaginary that is so antithetical to Christian living today" (17). The first half of the book is an analysis of that civic imaginary, the world we live in, and the second half builds a view of the church within that world that will lead to discipleship.


That first half of the book consists of chapters on democracy, where Ward looks at how we
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Jul 03, 2016 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Solid read about philosophical roots of modern politics. This book is, for the large part, another book in the trend of analyzing the philosophical roots of our modern (/postmodern/secular/postsecular - choose your word...) society. Ward does a fairly good job about giving a lot of context and presenting an interesting analysis of history, but his extensive scholarly tone and editing of quotations makes the first part of the book a bit laborious to read.

The part where I started getting frustrate
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Lyndon
Oct 21, 2009 rated it liked it
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Clear thesis, dogged analysis, imaginative application. Ward takes the grammar of 'the world' and 'the church' through several cycles of economic and theological critique. The result is a work touched by the blarney stone of postmodern jargon, but nevertheless, a work that provides a political (and not polite, as Ward reminds us often) imaginary for faithful discipleship in the milieu we find ourselves.
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Nov 29, 2009 rated it it was amazing
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Wow. Wow. Wow. Great read so far, particularly the first half dealing with "the world".
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It is a really interesting book to read. It was neat to have a clue on postdemocracy.
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