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Christianity in the Twenty-First Century: Reflections on the Challenges Ahead

Robert Wuthnow


This book contributes to those reflections on religion that cropped up at the end of the millennium by offering a sobering, realistic, and hopeful assessment of where the church was at the turn of the millennium, and where the church is heading in the 21st century. The challenges facing the church are institutional, ethical, doctrinal, political, and cultural. They cut across different faith traditions, denominations, ethnic groups, and sectors of the population. They comprise the foundational issues that need to be considered even before more specific forecasts can be made and before attentio ... More

Keywords: church, faith traditions, ethnic groups, denominations, religion, millennium, ethical, challenges

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Print publication date: 1995 Print ISBN-13: 9780195096514
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195096514.001.0001


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Robert Wuthnow, author
Princeton University
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I Institutional Challenges: Community, Identity, and the Role of the Church

II Ethical Challenges: Role Models, Stories, and Learning How to Care

III Doctrinal Challenges: Pluralism, Polarity, and the Character of Belief

IV Political Challenges: Christianity and Conflict in the Public Realm

V Cultural Challenges: The Possibilities of Faith for Constructing Personal LivesThis page intentionally left blank