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The Church for the World: A Theology of Public Witness

Jennifer McBride


The Church for the World constructs a theology of public witness for Protestant church-communities in the United States by drawing upon the work of Dietrich Bonhoeffer. Concerned with the triumphal manner in which many Protestants have engaged the public sphere, the book addresses how the church may offer a non-triumphal witness to the lordship of Christ in our pluralistic society. It argues that North American Protestant churches humbly and faithfully witness to Christ through an overlapping confession of their sin and the sin of broader society, which finds public expression in ... More

Keywords: Bonhoeffer, repentance, public, witness, lordship of Christ, confession of sin, triumphal, church, public sphere, non-religious interpretation

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780199755684
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2012 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199755684.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jennifer McBride, author
Candler School of Theology, Emory University

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