Uncommon Ground: Living Faithfully in a World of Difference

Thomas Nelson. Apr. 2020. 240p. ISBN 9781400219605. $25.99. REL
How can Christians communicate with others who are significantly different from them in the contemporary, pluralistic world? This is a key question best-selling author Keller (The Reason for God) and Inazu (Sally D. Danforth Distinguished Professor of Law and Religion, Washington Univ. in St. Louis; Confident Pluralism) address in this latest work. The answers to the question can be found, in part, by reading the stories of 12 people from different settings who seek to engage with others and promote commonality rather than division. The book is divided into three parts, with the first addressing strategies for engagement, the second discussing how to communicate with others, and the third considering ways to embody these encounters with other people. Contributors include a theologian, pastor, writer, lawyer and professor, president of a higher education organization, professor of psychiatry and theology, and an Anglican priest, and all represent varied ways of showing humility, patience, and tolerance.
VERDICT Readers interested in Christianity generally, as well as Christian theology, communication, and outreach, will find this an innovative and insightful offering.
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