The Church's Public Role: Retrospect and Prospect

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Dieter T. Hessel
W.B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, 1993 - Religion - 309 pages
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This timely, broad-ranging book explores what mainstream churches of North American have been doing--and what they ought to do--to bring about social transformation. The culmination of a recent ecumenical symposium, "The Church's Public Role: Retrospect and Prospect", Hessel's work features papers by esteemed church historians and ethicists with considerable expertise on the church's role in society.

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The Church as Sign and Agent of Transformation
The Public Role of the Black Churches
Public Theology and the Future of Democratic Society

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About the author (1993)

Dieter T. Hessel is Director of the Program on Ecology, Justice and Faith.

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