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Jonathan Malesic - Secret Faith In The Public Square

Secret Faith In The Public Square by Jonathan Malesic

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Genre: Social and Religious Issues
Cross Rhythms Product Code: 102201
Product Format: Book
ISBN: 9781587432262
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 256
Cat. Code: 9781587432262

In this groundbreaking and provocative book, Jonathan Malesic argues that the best way for Christians to be caretakers of their tradition and to love their neighbours selflessly is to conceal their religious identity in American public life. The alternative—insisting on Christianity’s public visibility in politics, the marketplace, and the workplace—risks severely compromising the distinctiveness of Christian identity.

Delving deep into the Christian tradition, Malesic explains that keeping Christian identity secret means living fully in the world while maintaining Christian language, prayer, and liturgy in reserve. He shows how major thinkers—Cyril of Jerusalem, Søren Kirkegaard, and Dietrich Bonhoeffer—sought to protect Christian identity from being compromised by the public sphere. He then shows that Christians’ dual responsibilities for the tradition and for the neighbour must be kept secret.














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