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    Living Wisely with the Church Fathers

    by Christopher A. Hall

    Early Christians lived in a culture not unlike our own—in love with empire, infatuated with sex, tolerant of all gods but hostile to the One. Christopher Hall takes us back to that time, conversing with Christian leaders around the ancient Mediterranean world and exploring how this cloud of witnesses challenges us to live an ethical life as a Christ follower.

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    The Zombie Gospel

    The Walking Dead and What it Means to Be Human

    by Danielle Strickland

    What can The Walking Dead teach us about the gospel? For fans of the hit TV show and newcomers alike, Danielle Strickland explores the ways that the show can help us think about survival, community, consumerism, social justice, the resurrection life of Jesus, and what it means to be human.

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    Contemporary Art and the Church

    A Conversation Between Two Worlds

    Studies in Theology and the Arts

    Edited by W. David O. Taylor and Taylor Worley

    The church and the contemporary art world often find themselves in an uneasy relationship in which misunderstanding and mistrust abound. Drawn from the 2015 biennial CIVA conference, these reflections from theologians, pastors, and practicing artists imagine the possibility of a renewed and mutually fruitful relationship between contemporary art and the church.

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    Modern Art and the Life of a Culture

    The Religious Impulses of Modernism

    Studies in Theology and the Arts

    by Jonathan A. Anderson and William A. Dyrness

    In 1970, Hans Rookmaaker published Modern Art and the Death of a Culture, a groundbreaking work that considered the role of the Christian artist in society. This volume responds to his work by bringing together a practicing artist and a theologian who argue that modernist art is underwritten by deeply religious concerns.

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    Why the Rest Hates the West

    Understanding the Roots of Global Rage

    by Meic Pearse

    For anyone who's wondered why people around the world seem to hate the West so much, Historian Meic Pearse offers thoughtful, balanced and challenging answers. He shows how many of the underlying assumptions of Western civilization directly oppose and contradict the cultural and religious values of significant people groups and provides a starting point for dialogue and reconciliation.

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    Why Politics Needs Religion

    The Place of Religious Arguments in the Public Square

    by Brendan Sweetman

    Should religion and politics mix? Brendan Sweetman says it can, and that in fact, politics without some religious belief contributes little to civil society. Likewise, religion is in no danger when it takes its proper place in political debate. For any perceptive reader who wants to explore the relationship between religion and politics, or culture wars issues.

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    Families at the Crossroads

    Beyond Tradition Modern Options

    by Rodney R. Clapp

    Rodney Clapp articulates a challenge to both sides of the critical debate on the future of the family. Named one of the Best Books of 1995 by the London Bible College Bookshop.

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    Culture Care

    Reconnecting with Beauty for Our Common Life

    by Makoto Fujimura
    Foreword by Mark Labberton

    We all have a responsibility to care for culture. Artist Makoto Fujimura issues a call to cultural stewardship, in which we feed our culture's soul with beauty, creativity, and generosity. This is a book for artists and all "creative catalysts" who understand how much the culture we all share affects human thriving today and shapes the generations to come.

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    Created and Creating

    A Biblical Theology of Culture

    by William Edgar

    Culture plays an undeniable role in the Christian's vocational calling in the world. How might we engage our culture with discernment and faithfulness? Exploring Scripture and gleaning insights from a variety of theologians, William Edgar offers a biblical defense of the cultural mandate, arguing that we are most faithful to our calling when we participate in creating culture.

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    Beyond the Modern Age

    An Archaeology of Contemporary Culture

    by Bob Goudzwaard and Craig G. Bartholomew

    Modernity, according to Bob Goudzwaard and Craig Bartholomew, is not a single ideology but rather a tension between four worldviews. In conversation with students from around the world and drawing upon a variety of sources and disciplines, the authors propose ways to transcend modernity and address global crises.

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