Christianity and the modern world view
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Published by SCM Press in London .
Written in English


  • Church and the world.,
  • Christianity.

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Date from title page verso.

StatementH.A. Hodges....
SeriesViewpoints -- 13
The Physical Object
Pagination76 p. ;
Number of Pages76
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL19050409M

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Christianity - Christianity - Modern views: The modern church and world brought new difficulties to the quest for defining an essence of Christianity. Both as a result of Renaissance humanism, which gloried in human achievement and encouraged human autonomy, and of Reformation ideas that believers were responsible in conscience and reason for their faith, an .   What is commonly called the modern world-view was born in the European Enlightenment of the 17th and 18th centuries. It continues into the present, even as some speak of our having entered “post-modernity” with a “post-modern” world-view. Often called a scientific world-view, Author: Marcus Borg. Christianity and Sexuality in the Early Modern World: Regulating Desire, Reforming Practice 2nd Edition. Merry Wiesner-Hanks Febru The book surveys the ways in which Christian ideas and institutions shaped sexual norms and conduct from the time of Luther and Columbus to that of Thomas Jefferson.   Christianity and the Modern World A noticeable feature of 19th and 20th century thought was the growth of skepticism about nearly ever feature of life, from moral truths to philosophical reasoning. As the project of the Enlightenment was coming to its fullest flowering, and Christian conviction was, at least among the most educated, reaching.

The second way – the modern world view – is the way people in Europe began looking at the world after the seventeenth-century "Enlightenment". This movement actually began in Periclean Athens and gained momentum throughout the "Classical" civilization. Christianity, major religion stemming from the life, teachings, and death of Jesus of Nazareth (the Christ, or the Anointed One of God) in the 1st century ce. It has become the largest of the world’s religions and, geographically, the most widely diffused of all faiths. It has a constituency of more than two billion believers.   One uncomfortable value trumpeted by the early Christians was their view of the church as a family. The first Christians saw themselves as brothers and sisters and mothers and fathers to everyone who was part of the Christian community. This is, of course, well known to anyone who reads the New Testament. Additional Physical Format: Online version: Hodges, H. A. (Herbert Arthur), Christianity and the modern world view. London, SCM Press [].

  James Orr, in The Christian View of God and the World, maintains that there is a definite Christian view of things, which has a character, coherence, and unity of its own, and stands in sharp contrast with counter theories and speculations. A Christian worldview has the stamp of reason and reality and can stand the test of history and experience.   A worldview is the framework from which we view reality and make sense of life and the world. “[It’s] any ideology, philosophy, theology, movement or religion that provides an overarching approach to understanding God, the world and man’s relations to God and the world,” says David Noebel, author of Understanding the Times.   Like all good institutions and ideologies from the past, Christianity has been affected and corrupted by the modern world. Jesus is now a liberal hippy, not a man who showed tough love, laid the verbal smack down on the leaders of the time, and prepared the men closest to Him to be noble, honorable and good so they could face the nature of the. About the Book What has Christianity ever done for the world? The answer is both profound and inexhaustible. Discover how Christianity became the most important factor in the creation of the modern world by shaping our values, beliefs and civilisation.