Faith Formation in a Secular Age: Responding to the Church's Obsession with Youthfulness
ISBN: 0801098467
EAN13: 9780801098468
Language: English
Publication Date: Oct 3, 2017
Pages: 256
Dimensions: 1" H x 9" L x 6" W
Weight: 1.11 lbs.
Format: Paperback
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How Faith Can Be Formed in Our Secular Age

This is not a 'youth ministry' book. This is a book that holds up a mirror to the contemporary church to help us see how we've come to reflect the culture around us and how that has changed our approach to faith formation. While this shift has had significant impact on youth, none of us are immune. With his typical combination of careful scholarship, pastoral wisdom, and lively prose, Root not only diagnoses the problem but also constructively charts a way forward. If we care about the future of faith formation, every seminarian should be reading this book.
--James K. A. Smith, Calvin University; author of You Are What You Love: The Spiritual Power of Habit

With a little help from Charles Taylor's notion of transcendence, Root offers a corrective to mere 'authenticity' in a kenotic theology that views Christian formation not as affiliation but as union 'in Christ' in ministry. More than any living writer, Root has sparked the theological imagination of a generation of youth ministers. In a field of practice notorious for 'tips, tricks, and techniques, ' this book promises not an easy way forward but one that is faithful nonetheless.
--David F. White, Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary

Root uses the current lament over the loss of the 'nones' to lay bare the Read More chevron_right

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