Some Notes on Hunter

James Davison Hunter's recent book To Change the World - which I have yet to read - has been helpfully reviewed by Matthew Hosier here.

In addition, there is an excellent, must read interview with Hunter here. Be warned - the interview is lengthy, but fascinating.

The theme of Hunter's book is the nature and extent of the church's engagement with its surrounding culture, in which the author argues for a model of neither triumphalism nor withdrawal but for a idea of the church as a "faithful presence" within culture.

One tangential thought: there appears to be little of this kind of material written primarily from a British perspective. It is a shame that British Christians have to de-contextualise such a work before being able to think through its implications for their own cultural and nation.

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