A Report from the Front Lines

A Report from the Front Lines

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qIn tribute to the ongoing influence of Robert Benne, director of the Center for Religion and Society at Roanoke College, fourteen of his friends and colleagues have produced A Report from the Front Lines, in which they consider the role of theology in the public arena at this turn of the twenty-first century. They speak powerfully to the cultural paralysis of the Western world, where educated leaders claim that morality must not interfere with science or public policy, by showing the relevance of orthodox Christianity to humanity's most pressing problems. The constant theme weaving through the volume is Benne's own conviction that Christians can and must engage in the public square with positions forged out of their religious commitments, using arguments whose presuppositions allow room for special revelation, but whose resultant logic is translated into a shared universal rationality.q --Book Jacket.The New York Times Magazine, July 10, 2005, reprinted those protocols under the heading a€œEuthanasia for Babies? ... Jim Holt, a a€œfrequent contributor to the magazine, a€ asked his readers to imagine a heated dining room table argument about such matters. ... the Dutch doctor who identifies himself as a pro-infant euthanasia practitioner] description of This essay was written originally for oral delivery.

Title:A Report from the Front Lines
Author:Michael Shahan
Publisher:Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing - 2008-12-15


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