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Disruptive Witness

Speaking Truth in a Distracted Age

Alan Noble (Author)

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Two trends define life in Western society today. We are increasingly addicted to habits -- and devices -- that distract and "buffer" us from substantive reflection and deep engagement with the world. And we live in what Canadian philosopher Charles Taylor calls "a secular age" -- an age in which all beliefs are equally viable and real transcendence is less and less plausible.

Drawing on Taylor's work, Alan Noble describes how these realities shape our thinking and affect our daily lives. Too often Christians have acquiesced to these trends, and the result has been a church that struggles to disrupt the ingrained patterns of people's lives. But the gospel of Jesus is inherently disruptive: like a plow, it breaks up the hardened surface to expose the fertile earth below.

In Disruptive Witness, Noble lays out individual, ecclesial, and cultural practices that disrupt our society's deep-rooted assumptions and point beyond them to the transcendent grace and beauty of Jesus. This book casts a new vision for the evangelical imagination, calling us away from abstraction and cliché to a more faithful embodiment of the gospel for our day.

Item Number 006207098
Length 8.20
Binding Paperback
Language English
Medium Format Paperback
Contributors Alan Noble (Author)
Publication Date 2018-06-01
Type Non-Fiction
Height 0.70
Width 5.40
Product Group Books
ISBN13 9780830844838
Publisher InterVarsity Press
ISBN10 083084483X