A Thicker Jesus: Incarnational Discipleship in a Secular Age by Glen H. Stassen PDF

By Glen H. Stassen

Why have a few Christians, equivalent to Dietrich Bonhoeffer and Martin Luther King, been capable of converse fact to strength at nice own price, whereas others with ease capitulate to injustice? during this magnum opus, Christian ethicist Glen Stassen argues that such powerful Christianity stems from believing in a "thicker" Jesus, who's Lord over the complete of lifestyles and never only one a part of it. trust during this thicker Jesus leads to "incarnational discipleship" and will support Christians care for seven demanding situations raised via what Charles Taylor has pointed out as an earthly age.

Stassen elegantly weaves the features of incarnational discipleship as correctives to secularism, that is a fancy phenomenon that merits a worldly and rigorous reaction. Paying specific recognition to the Sermon at the Mount, he unearths good floor for Christian religion and Christian ethics in a realist knowing of Jesus that works to provide counsel around the board in difficult demanding situations of our secular age.

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