A Church for the World: The Church's Role in Fostering Democracy and Sustainable Development
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A Church for the World: The Church's Role in Fostering Democracy and Sustainable Development  -     By: Samuel Yonas Deressa(ED.), Josh de Keijzer(ED.) & Gary M. Simpson

A Church for the World: The Church's Role in Fostering Democracy and Sustainable Development

Fortress Academic / 2020 / Hardcover

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Title: A Church for the World: The Church's Role in Fostering Democracy and Sustainable Development
By: Samuel Yonas Deressa(ED.), Josh de Keijzer(ED.) & Gary M. Simpson
Format: Hardcover
Number of Pages: 284
Vendor: Fortress Academic
Publication Date: 2020
Dimensions: 9.00 X 6.00 X 0.75 (inches)
Weight: 1 pound 5 ounces
ISBN: 1978710771
ISBN-13: 9781978710771
Stock No: WW8710771

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A Church for the World: The Church's Role in Fostering Democracy and Sustainable Development challenges theologians and lay readers alike to think about the role of the church vis-a-vis its responsibility to the world. How may the church contribute to democracy and foster sustainable development? Contributors from mostly non-Western theological communities offer historical, developmental, ecclesiastical, and theological perspectives on the church-world relationship, challenging misconceptions and practices that prevent the church from living up to its transformational vocation as salt and light in the world (Matt. 5:13-16). The driving force behind the questions and perspectives discussed here is Gustavo Gutierrez's axiom in A Theology of Liberation: A theology which fails to address the most urgent needs of ordinary people is not worthy of the word "theology." Proceeding from this insight, this book creates awareness about the relationship between religion, democracy, and development, and aims to strengthen the self-understanding of the church with regard to its responsibilities in the world.

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