This is a book which demonstrates that everything indeed comes from God.
As Christians, our engagement with the world and with culture is often impoverished as a result of unbiblical dualisms. More than we realise, the divide between sacred and secular is reinforced in our minds, contributing to an unhealthy and, at times, narrow super-spirituality. Seeking a more postmodern, holistic and, ultimately, more Christian approach to culture, Graham Buxton leads us on a journey towards the celebration of life in all its dimensions.
The first part of the book examines the roots of our dualistic thinking and its implications for culture. Part Two draws us from dualism to holism in a number of chapters that consider our engagement with literature, the creative arts, science, politics and business. Part Three draws the threads together by setting out the dimensions of a more holistic theology of the church's engagement with, and participation in, contemporary society that will lead us 'beyond the sacred-secular divide'.
Seeks a holistic, Christian approach that takes us beyond the division of the world into sacred and secular spheres.
Christian engagement with culture is often rife with unbiblical dualisms. Seeking a more holistic and Christian approach to culture Buxton leads us towards the celebration of life in all its dimensions.The first part of Celebrating Life examines the roots of our dualistic thinking and its implications for culture. The second part of the book draws us from dualism to holism considering our engagement with literature the creative arts science politics and business. The third portion draws the threads together by setting out a theology of the churchs engagement with and participation in contemporary society that will lead us beyond the sacredsecular divide.