Dieter Hessel assesses major new developments that have occurred in both church and society since the first publication of 'Social Ministry' ten years ago. He gives special attention to the uncertainty that churches face today in regard to their public role.
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Introduction to Part II
Liberating Bible Study and Preaching
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