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Being Faithful Christian Commitment in Modern Society

by Judith A. Merkle

Part of the Ecclesiological Investigations Series

Being Faithful Christian Commitment in Modern Society Synopsis

This is a critical assessment of Catholic Faith in the modern world. This book explores how the Christian life is lived in a pluralistic situation where different contexts of belonging give rise to different moral challenges. While it is characteristic of modern life to exist in a postmodern situation where there is an erosion of comprehensive systems of meaning, we still live today in contexts of belonging. We still seek to gather out of the fragments of modern life the sustenance of a network of belonging, belief and practice which comprise a faithful life. The construction of such a life, not only for us, but for others, serves as the framework for our moral commitments. Furthermore, sustaining and transforming social frameworks which shape various aspects of human life form the life task of adult Christians. Ecclesiological Investigations brings together quality research and inspiring debates in ecclesiology worldwide from a network of international scholars, research centres and projects in the field.

Being Faithful Christian Commitment in Modern Society Press Reviews

... the strength [of this text] lies within Merkle's interpretation of society as an ever changing amalgam into which the believing Christian is called to faithfulness... Consequently, the work provides an interesting pattern for social ethics in which the church continues to remain opposed to dominant cultural norms whilst in the midst of society and transforming it from the inside out. (Theological Book Review, Volume 23, No.2)

Book Information

ISBN: 9780567095046
Publication date: 23rd April 2012
Author: Judith A. Merkle
Publisher: T.& T.Clark Ltd an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 206 pages
Categories: Christian theology,

About Judith A. Merkle

Judith A Merkle is Professor at the Faculty of Religious Studies at Niagara University, New York.

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