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↏ Read Hardcover ⫸ Being Christian in the Twenty-First Century For Free ⠝ E-Pub Author Sam Gould ⢏ ↏ Read Hardcover ⫸ Being Christian in the Twenty-First Century For Free ⠝ E-Pub Author Sam Gould ⢏ An Interview with the authorWhy did you write this book Thereare two reasons The first is my concern for the sharp decline in churchaffiliation over the past decade, especially in mainline Christian churches,and a belief that the way the Christian message is being expressed is a factorleading to the decline The second is related, and it is that Christianity isbroadly misunderstood as requiring belief in faith propositions that arebecoming increasingly difficult for people to accept.How does this book address the issue of churchaffiliation decline Thebook draws from multidisciplinary research to provide the context out of whichJudaism and Christianity emerged By providing this background one canunderstand the origins of the Christian message and what it meant for theearliest Christians Through that knowledge Christianity can become lesscreedal and practical, less unbelievable and essential.You mentioned that many people think that to be aChristian one must subscribe to certain beliefs that are becoming ever untenable What do you mean by this Storiessuch as the virgin birth, bodily resurrection, penal substitutionary atonement i.e Jesus died for my sins , etc are often presented as factual historicalevents which are increasingly unfathomable for an increasing number of people.Further, heaven and hell become a kind of deferred compensation or punishmentwhere orthodoxy rather than orthopraxis is supreme Heaven and hell theology as Borg and Crossan have termed it keeps a certain number of the flock in line, but an increasingly high number ofpeople think this is poppycock and are opting out Being Christian in the Twenty First Century provides degrees of freedom for Christian belief, and heaven and hell, by default,become states of being as opposed to post mortem destinations.Who is the book written for Thebook has several audiences One is adult study groups, including young adultstudy groups The book includes instructions for forming such a group andlesson plans for each of the nine chapters The book is also suited forindividual study by people who find church classes and worship to be overlysimplistic and less than satisfying It is a good resource for clergy desiringa fresh look at Christian faith Finally, it is suitable as a book for areadings course or seminar in religious studies at the college level.Some might think it unusual for a person of youracademic background in the business disciplines to be writing a book ontheological perspectives How did you come to do so First, I wish tosay that I am grateful for the opportunity I had for a thirty year career inacademia The training and subsequent teaching and research provided me withthe skills of scholarship that made the undertaking of this book projectpossible Second, forty five years ago I was part of a church community inwhich I was introduced to Dietrich Bonhoeffer We read his Letters from Prison and Cost of Discipleship From that point on I washooked My personal study continued over the decades, following up Bonhoefferswork with Paul Tillichs Shaking of theFoundations It expanded from there to Edward Schillebeeckxs Jesus and Hans Kungs On Being Christian This was in turn followed by works ofscholars such as, Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, Gustavo Gutirrez, Marcus Borg,John Dominic Crossan, John Shelby Spong, Bart Ehrman, Gordon Kaufman, JohnCobb, Larry Rasmussen, Walter Wink, Paul Knitter and many others, includingtheir contemporaries and predecessors I also became interested in thearchaeology, history and sociology relating to the birth of Christianity andJudaism, its predecessor These studies gave me the the subject matterknowledge I could then leverage with my academic background to create thisbook.Is there anything else about your background thatperhaps gives you a different perspective or jumping off point for writing thisbook Yes, Ibelieve so As a volunteer, I organized and taught adult study groups andfilled many lay administrative positions in protestant churches for over fourdecades Professionally, as an academic dean at a major Catholic university fortwo decades, I had responsibility for ensuring Christian principles andpractices were integrated into the college curriculum Having this lengthy andbroad experience, and being outside the clerical and religious academiccircles, provides me with a practical Christian perspective which is essentialfor addressing many of the concerns, questions and confusions of twenty firstcentury people in the church, having left the church or considering doing so.Sam Gould is dean emeritus, School of Business Administration, University of Dayton His career has included leadership positions in business, government, and academia He has studied theology, led adult study classes, and served in lay administrative positions in local church settings for over four decades. 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    • Being Christian in the Twenty-First Century
    • 4.4
    • 629
    • Hardcover
    • 174 pages
    • Sam Gould
    • English
    • 22 November 2017

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