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Review: A Public Faith: How Followers of Christ Should Serve the Common Good

User Review  - Bob Price - Goodreads

Miroslav Volf's A Public Faith ought to be mandatory reading for any Christian who wants to speak about politics in a halfway intelligent way. Volf, a Professor of Political Theology at Yale, is an ... Read full review

Review: A Public Faith: How Followers of Christ Should Serve the Common Good

User Review  - Brad - Goodreads

Needed contribution from a careful thinker on the interplay of faith's relationship to culture. Much of the literature on this topic is overdrawn and lacks nuance. Not so with Volf. He refuses to be ... Read full review

Review: A Public Faith: How Followers of Christ Should Serve the Common Good

User Review  - Benedict - Goodreads

Volf uses a fairly straightforward taxonomy of religious practice to argue for a pro-active Christianity in the world. He distinguishes between "mystic" religions (that seek only to attain to a ... Read full review

Review: A Public Faith: How Followers of Christ Should Serve the Common Good

User Review  - Alan - Goodreads

A crisply reasoned book which demonstrates some very deep thinking on the part of Volf. The book is philosophical rather than applied but provides a clear overarching framework for integrating ... Read full review

Review: A Public Faith: How Followers of Christ Should Serve the Common Good

User Review  - Danny Yang - Goodreads

"One way to make my point would be to say that accommodation happens whether you intend it or not; it is a given. Difference, as I understand it here, is an achievement, a conscious exercise in ... Read full review

Review: A Public Faith: How Followers of Christ Should Serve the Common Good

User Review  - Chris Comis - Goodreads

American Muslims are really good guys because they are much more democratic (and American) in their beliefs than their crazy kin over in Afghanistan. "Serving the common good" for Volf basically means ... Read full review

Review: A Public Faith: How Followers of Christ Should Serve the Common Good

User Review  - Luke Evans - Goodreads

Mildly disappointing but still helpful in many places. Chapters 1-3, and 7 were best. Chapters 4 and 6 were weak. Some smarmy liberal comments here. I like Volf but he can't get away from his previous book, Allah, in this one. Generally agree with his take on culture; but prefer Hunter. Read full review

Review: A Public Faith: How Followers of Christ Should Serve the Common Good

User Review  - Anthony Rodriguez - Goodreads

Volf makes compelling statements about the Christian aims for the world we live in. I had lots of underlining and was both challenged and encouraged by this book. Good, thoughtful read. Read full review

Review: A Public Faith: How Followers of Christ Should Serve the Common Good

User Review  - Ross Emmett - Goodreads

Volf provides a tour of Christian social ethics that walks a middle path among the various schools of thought. While brief and written in a plain, almost casual style, there is much here to mull over ... Read full review

Review: A Public Faith: How Followers of Christ Should Serve the Common Good

User Review  - Dion Forster - Goodreads

A wonderful reflection on the theological and existential significance of work. I used it for a lecture that I am giving as part of the University of Stellenbosch Winter school. Read full review


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