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To Share in the Body: A Theology of Martyrdom for Today's Church
  • 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 are paradigmatic truth-tellers. In Bearing True Witness Craig Hovey engages modern theology, philosophy, and ethics — including the work of Nietzsche, Foucault, and MacIntyre — to consider how Christians see, recognize, embrace, and faithfully bear witness to the truth of Jesus Christ.

Hovey argues that when the church faithfully declares to the world that salvation is in Christ, that the world belongs to him, and that his works are good, it is essentially an ethical action. Moreover, he says, when Christians have the courage to speak honestly about the reality of God and divine truth, their witness becomes a force capable of challenging and overcoming worldly injustices and abuses of power.
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Brazos Press
Citation Information
Craig Hovey. To Share in the Body: A Theology of Martyrdom for Today's Church. (2008)
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