Faith and Fragmentation
Faith and Fragmentation  -     By: J. Philip Wogaman
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In this classic reissue, scholar, pastor and author J. Philip Wogaman addresses his book to "people who wonder whether Chritian Faith makes sense in light of the sweeping changes to our age," changes that have created at the same time a puralistic world, a technologically sophisticated world, a dangerous world, and a world of great prosperity and yet great suffering. What are we to make of this time we live in? Can the Christian faith really provide a stable foundation. Wogaman wrestles with these and other questions as he investigates the true meaning of a Christian faith with a positive understanding of religious pluralism and a rejection of fanaticism. He concludes that this faith is a "hopeful love" that proclaims the centrality of love against selfishness and the power of hope against despair. "Christian renewal depends on what Christians do about the great opportunities and the treasure given into their keeping," he writes. "The treasure they have in earthen vessels; but if the treasure is shared, the vessels need not be broken.

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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 208
Vendor: Westminster John Knox Press
Publication Date: 2004
Dimensions: 9 X 6 (inches)
ISBN: 0664228755
ISBN-13: 9780664228750

Publisher's Description

In this classic reissue, scholar, pastor, and author J. Philip Wogaman addresses "people who wonder whether Christian Faith makes sense in light of the sweeping changes of our age," changes that have created at the same time a pluralistic world, a technologically sophisticated world, a dangerous world, a world of great prosperity, and yet great suffering. What are we to make of this time we live in? Can the Christian faith really provide a stable foundation? Wogaman wrestles with these and other questions as he investigates the true meaning of a Christian faith with a positive understanding of religious pluralism and a rejection of fanaticism. He concludes that this faith is a "hopeful love" that proclaims the centrality of love against selfishness and the power of hope against despair.

Author Bio

J. Philip Wogaman is former Senior Minister at Foundry United Methodist Church in Washington, D.C. and former Professor of Christian Ethics at Wesley Theological Seminary in Washington, D.C. Wogaman is a past president of the Society of Christian Ethics of the United States and Canada and the author of several books on Christian ethics.

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