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Title: Being Faithful: Moral Commitment in Modern Society
Author: Merkle, Judith A
Publisher: Bloomsbury T & T Clark; Publication Date: 2010
Hardcover; ISBN: 9780567389008
Volumes: 1; Pages: 208
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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.
Table of Contents
Part One: Foundations of the Christian Life in the World
Chapter One: Living into a New Paradigm
Chapter Two: Toward a Theology of the World
Chapter Three: Understanding Grace and Sin in the World
Chapter Four: Acting in the World: Finding the Way
Part Two: Developing the Talents of a New Age
Chapter Five: Church and Family: A Spirituality of Engagement
Chapter Six: Groups of Particularity and Profession: Speaking and Hearing the Truth
Chapter Seven: Postmodern Discipleship: Autonomy, Initiative and Mysticism
Chapter Eight: Taking a Position: Advocacy, Identity and Pluralism
Part Three: Toward the Future of the Christian Life
Chapter Nine: A Way Forward: Evangelization, Inculturation and Liberation
Chapter Ten: The Scaffoldings of the Future: Prayer, Community and Engagement.