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Bearing True Witness: Truthfulness in Christian Practice
  • Craig Hovey, Ashland University
If proclaiming the gospel is at root a matter of telling the truth about the way things are, then Christian witnesses can be understood essentially as truth-tellers. In Bearing True Witness Craig Hovey interacts with modern theology, philosophy, and ethics — including the work of Nietzsche, Foucault, Arendt, and MacIntyre — to consider how Christians should see, come forward, and testify to the truth of Jesus Christ. When the church faithfully declares to the world its deeply held beliefs — that salvation is in Christ, that the world belongs to him, and that his works are good — it is a profoundly ethical action. Moreover, says Hovey, when Christians choose to speak honestly and courageously about God and divine truth, their stalwart witness becomes a force capable of challenging and overcoming worldly injustices and abuses of power.
  • true witness,
  • christian practice
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Craig Hovey. Bearing True Witness: Truthfulness in Christian Practice. Grand Rapids(2011)
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