Cultural Engagement

A Crash Course in Contemporary Issues

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Joshua D. Chatraw, Karen Swallow Prior
  • Grand Rapids, MI: 
    Zondervan
    , July
     2019.
     304 pages.
     $29.99.
     Hardcover.
    ISBN
    9780310534570.
     For other formats: Link to Publisher's Website.

Description

How should Christians approach important contemporary issues like war, race, creation care, gender, and politics?

Cultural Engagement introduces the main principles of cultural engagement and surveys a variety of Christian responses to nine of today’s key cultural issues including sexuality; gender roles; human life and reproductive technology; immigration and race; creation and creature care; politics; work; the arts; and war, weapons, and capital punishment.

Christians in every culture are confronted with social trends and moral questions that can be difficult to navigate. But, the Bible often doesn't speak directly to such issues. Even when it does, it can be confusing to know how best to apply the biblical teaching.

Cultural Engagement: A Crash Course in Contemporary Issues authors Joshua D. Chatraw and Karen Swallow Prior first offer a broadly accessible framework for cultural engagement and then explore specific hot topics in current Western culture including:

  • Sexuality
  • Gender Roles
  • Human Life and Reproduction Technology
  • Immigration and Race
  • Creation and Creature Care
  • Politics
  • Work
  • Arts
  • War, Weapons, and Capital Punishment

Featuring contributions from over forty top thinkers, proponents of various views on the specific topics present their approaches in their own words, providing readers an opportunity to fairly consider options.

Unique in how it addresses both big-picture questions about cultural engagement and pressing current issues, Cultural Engagement provides a thorough and broad introduction useful for students, professors, pastors, college ministers, and any believer wanting to more effectively exercise their faith in the public square.

About the Author(s)/Editor(s)/Translator(s): 

Joshua Chatraw (PhD, Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary) serves as the director for New City Fellows and the Resident Theologian at Holy Trinity Anglican Church in Raleigh, North Carolina. His books include Apologetics at the CrossCultural EngagementTruth in a Culture of Doubt, and Truth Matters. He is a fellow with the Center for Pastor Theologians and has served in both pastoral and academic posts during his ministry.

Karen Swallow Prior

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