Contending for the Faith: The Church's Engagement with Culture (Provost) (Interpreting Christian Texts and Traditions Series, #1) Ralph C. Wood ebook pdf
ISBN: 091895486X, 9781423794820
Richly learned, but bearing his learning with a humor such learning demands, Ralph Wood gifts us with this powerful book. Many who have read Wood's essays over the years have long known he is one of the most impressive Christian thinkers of our time. Fortunately Contending for the Faith now makes Wood's theological commentary on our culture available for a wider readership. In this book Wood forcefully engages our confused culture, but he does so in a manner that helps Christians face the challenges of being God's people who have something to say in a world without hope. --Stanley Hauerwas, Gilbert T. Rowe Professor of Theological Ethics, Duke Divinity School
Ralph Wood's clarity, passion, and integrity as an essayist are justly renowned. What a feast for soul and mind. This is intellectual edification of absolutely the best kind. --Mark Noll, McManis Professor of Christian Thought, Wheaton College
Contending for the Faith sets forth a searching, honest critique of Christian institutions that is at times delightful. Wood's book is a plea from one who loves that which he criticizes. Wood asks the Church to undertake a grand vision for our time and live up to its own heritage. --Gary Furr, Pastor, Vestavia Hills Baptist Church, Birmingham, Alabama and Adjunct Professor of Religion, Samford University
About the Author
Ralph C. Wood is University Professor of Theology and Literature at Baylor University. He holds the M.A. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Chicago. He is the author of Flannery O'Connor and the Christ-Haunted South (2004), The Gospel According to Tolkien: Visions of the Kingdom in Middle-earth (2003), and The Comedy of Redemption: Christian Faith and Comic Vision in Four American Novelists (1991), and serves as an editor-at-large for Christian Century.