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Life Abundant

3.99  ·  Rating details ·  71 Ratings  ·  7 Reviews
A compelling vision-before it's too late In 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 h ...more
Paperback, 268 pages
Published November 1st 2000 by Augsburg Fortress Publishing (first published October 2000)
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Megan
Apr 27, 2008 rated it really liked it
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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A textbook for a Brite course in Fall 2016, Spiritual Life and Leadership - From the Publisher: "A compelling vision-before it's too late In 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 hope to contribute to ensurin ...more
Evelyn
Sep 15, 2011 rated it really liked it
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!
Terese
Sep 01, 2016 rated it really liked it
Takes North American Christians and the middle class to task! As a non-Christian the theology aspects held less interest to me, but honestly everyone should read this book and think about its contents long and hard. This does not only apply to the American middle class, this applies to all of us. Well done McFague, well done
Ryan Motter
May 12, 2009 rated it it was amazing
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
Aug 16, 2011 rated it it was ok
Shelves: theology, own-it
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.
Micah
Dec 09, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: theology, environment
The Creation section is the strongest in this classic work of ecological theology.
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