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blog tour: Christian Contours

Ochelari de soare sau ochelari de vedere – prin ce vezi lumea?  Multiculturalismul zemos in care traiesc ma obliga la o continua documentare despre punctul de vedere crestin asupra lumii. Kregel Publishing divizia Academica mi-a provocat timpul liber cu “Christian Contours” – o buna si succinta resursa ce sintetizeza argumente primar-necesare pentru afirmarea crestinismului intr-o interactiune cultural-sociala.

Douglas S. Huffman este editor al acestei culegeri de eseuri despre crestinism ce ii cuprinde pe lista  colaboratorilor si pe Randy W. Nelson, Walter J. Schultz, Paul Kjoss Helseth, Daryl N. Aaron, Mark H. Muska, Ardel B. Caneday, James G. Raymo, Dale R. Hutchcraft si Philip E. Luec.

Cartea este impartita in doua  – prima abordand/prezentand punctul de intelegere biblic asupra lumii iar in a doua parte fiind exprimate provocari pentru afisarea/promovarea acestuia in societate intr-un mod creativ si responsabil.

Fiecare eseu/capitol este finalizat printr-o serie de intrebari favorabile discutiilor in grup sau reflectiilor personale cat si o parte destinata sugestiilor de lectura suplimentara. De fapt la finalul cartii editorul a listat o impresionanta enumerare de resurse in sustinerea argumentului crestin asupra vietii – resurse impartite pe tematici.

Cum toti autorii sunt profesori de teologie cartea pare mai mult un curs destiant studentilor dar nu prezinta o informatie ce ii priveste exclusive pe cei inrolati intr-un sistem educativ.

Autorii nu folosesc abundent concepte filosofice sau temeni specializati, ceea ce ofera carti un plus in parcurgerea ei de catre orice cititor interesat de o sinteza asupra conceptelor crestine ce explica/valideaza existenta umana in raportarea ei la Dumnezeu.

 “Christian Contours” nu este o carte ce etaleaza doar concepte biblice ci un volum ce ofera cititorului suficiente argumente pentru a avea un cunoasterea practica a ceea ce inseamna sa traiesti crestin intr-o lume pluri-religioasa.

Personal, capitolul “How Can I Live Out the Biblical Worldview in a Culture that Does Not Share that Worldview?” mi s-a parut cel mai provocator pentru impactul present, cultural si istoric al crestinsmului. In cadrul discursurilor publice, imprumutul terminologiei crestine de catre ale filosofii nu fac crestinismul mai acceptabil pentru lume ci accentueaza mai mult confuzia prin imitarea adevarului sustinut si prezentat de crestinism. Cultura prezenta tinde sa inlocuiasca valorea universala cu valori individuale. Singura idee ce nu este tolerata astazi in piata publica este cea reprezentata de adevarul absolut.

Lucrez acuma la traducerea unei anexe a cartii ce sumarireaza 7 puncte de vederea asupra lumii categoriile fiind: teologie, antropologie, etica, soteriologie si epistemologie.

un fragment din carte

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If do you want to undestrand the world what do you want to use: sunglasses or eyeglasses? Multiculturalism that I live in represented a continuous challenging for my self, my family, friends and church. Kregel Academic Publishing Division provoked my free time with Christian Contours – a good and concise resource about important reasons necessary to assert Christianity in cultural and social interaction.

Douglas S. Huffman is the editor of this collection of essays; others contributors are all Theology Profesorrs Randy W. Nelson, Walter J. Schultz, Paul Kjoss Helseth, Daryl N. Aaron, Mark H. Muska, Ardelia B. Caneday James G. Raymo, Dale R. and Philip E. Hutchcraft Luec.

The book is divided into two – the first section presenting biblical point of understanding biblical worldview and in the second part being expressed challenges to promote those it our culture ( in a creative and responsible manner).

Each essay / chapter is concluded with a series of questions for group discussions or personal reflections. In fact at the end of the book the author listed an impressive resource in support of the Christian life arguments.

The authors do not use heavy philosophical concepts or specialized terms, making the books interesting to any kind of reader.

“Christian Contours” is a book that displays only biblical concepts and a volume gives the reader enough reasons to have a practical understanding of what it means to live as a Christian person in a world pluri-religious environment.

The chapter “How Can I Live out the Biblical Worldview in the Culture That Does Not Share That Worldview?” I found most challenging to present the cultural and historical impact of Christianity.  Culture this tends to replaces universal values with individual values and the ideea of “absolute thruth” is the only one which is not permitted in agora.

an excerpt from the book

I am Thankful to Kregel Publications and Their academic and professional department to send to me this book promotion tour through forums program.The Their Opinions Expressed I have are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 <http://www.access.gpo.gov/nara/cfr/waisidx_03/16cfr255_03.html> “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising. ”

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PREFACE: Do Christians Care about the Heart AND the Mind?

CONTRIBUTORS: Who Are These Writers?

INTRODUCTION: What Is This Book About? – Douglas S. Huffman

PART 1: Worldview Thinking and the Biblical Worldview

CHAPTER 1: What is a Worldview? – Randy W. Nelson

CHAPTER 2: Is There Just One Biblical Worldview? – Douglas S. Huffman

CHAPTER 3: What is the Relationship of Worldviews to Truth? – Walter J. Schultz

CHAPTER 4: What is the Biblical Worldview? – Paul Kjoss Helseth and Douglas S. Huffman

 

PART 2: Worldview Thinking and Personal Responsibility

CHAPTER 5: How Do We Handle Disagreements Between Cristians Regarding Our Worldview?   – Daryl N. Aaron

CHAPTER 6: How Do I Maintain a Grip on the Biblical Worldview When I Can See that I am Inconsistent? – Mark H. Muska

CHAPTER 7: How Can I Live out the Biblical Worldview in a Culture that Does Not Share that Worldview? – Ardel B. Caneday

CHAPTER 8: How Can I Share My Faith and Encourage Others Around Me to Adopt the Biblical Worldview? – James G. Raymo and Dale R. Hutchcraft

 

CONCLUSION: What Is the Christian Life About? – Douglas S. Huffman

 

APPENDIX A: A Comparison of Worldviews – Douglas S. Huffman

APPENDIX B: Christian Professional Organizations – Douglas S. Huffman

A BIBLIOGRAPHY: For the Biblical Worldview on Academic Disciplines – Douglas S. Huffman and Philip E. Luec

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