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American Protestantism-right-or-left-is stale. Theology needs to move in a new direction; needs to be creative; needs to engage culture; needs to speak the truth of Jesus Christ. In Transforming Christian Theology: For church and Society, theologian Philip Clayton gives us a road map upon which we might begin to discover how theology can impact our world-and transform it.
This compact volume offers a way for Christians to reflect deeply on how best to conceive Christian identity, commitment, and discipleship in today's challenged, globalized, pluralistic scene. Growing out of the recent "Rekindling Theological Imagination" initiative and led by esteemed theologian Philip Clayton and his colleagues, this volume seeks to capture and articulate the ferment in grassroots North American Christianity today and to relate it directly to the recent strong resurgence of progressive thought and politics. It argues strongly for a mediating role specifically for Christian theology, conceived first as a life practice of Christian discipleship, and its call has found enormous response from popular audiences in conferences, online, in informal Christian settings, as well as in mainline denominations and the academy.