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Truth Under Fire: A Call to Christian Thought and Action in All of Life

Has America succeeded in eliminating God from modern culture? Has the Christian influence in society been erased?

In many ways, its seems the answer is yes. America has ventured so far from its Christian roots that in key areas such as the arts and sciences, our schools and courts, it is as if the biblical worldview never existed. And where Judeo-Christian values are still tolerated, society largely views them with contempt, or keeps them so narrowly confined that they have little impact. But the shift away from the Christian influence in our culture can still be reversed–if God’s people are willing to integrate the lessons of the past and grasp the opportunity at hand.

We often forget that one reason Christianity became so dominant early on was because of its effect on real people in dealing with real problems in a real world. Historic Christianity saw life in its totality, not in fragments. Nothing about faith was compartmentalized. It was a complete and dogmatic worldview. That’s what we must return to, affirms John Whitehead. A fragmented, accommodating faith will not do. Only a comprehensive Christianity–with its truth lived out distinctively across the whole spectrum of life–will influence culture and declare Christ authentically to a postmodern world.

Here is motivation for Christians and the church itself to reclaim their influence once again as the 21st century dawns.

Author: John W. Whitehead

Edition: First Edition

Binding: Paperback

EAN: 9781581340099

Manufacturer: Crossway Books

Number of items: 1

Number of pages: 224

Product group: Book

Studio: Crossway Books

Publication Date: 1998-09-15

Publisher: Crossway Books

Pages: 224

ISBN: 1581340095

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John W. Whitehead
John W. Whitehead is an attorney and author who has written, debated and practiced widely in the area of constitutional law and human rights. Whitehead's concern for the persecuted and oppressed led him, in 1982, to establish The Rutherford Institute, a nonprofit civil liberties and human rights organization whose international headquarters are located in Charlottesville, Virginia. Whitehead serves as the Institute’s president and spokesperson, in addition to writing a weekly commentary that is posted on The Rutherford Institute’s website (www.rutherford.org), as well being distributed to several hundred newspapers, and hosting a national public service radio campaign. Whitehead's aggressive, pioneering approach to civil liberties issues has earned him numerous accolades, including the Hungarian Medal of Freedom.