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Authentic Christianity: How Lutheran Theology Speaks to a Postmodern World

by A. Trevor SuttonGene Edward Veith Jr.

Item #: 124527 / 2017 / Paperback / 232 Pages


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Burned-out believers and spiritual secularists have given up any hope that an engaging and meaningful spirituality can be found in a single Christian denomination. So rather than attending worship at a local church, they attend to their spiritual needs elsewhere. While these disaffected believers have not rejected the existence of God, they have strongly rejected whatever it is they think the church today has to offer.

To counter this trend, churches across America are constantly updating their culture to accord with the culture outside the church. But is this the best framework for recovering authentic Christian spirituality?

Authentic Christianity offers another idea—that the Lutheran tradition embodies a framework of Christianity that uniquely addresses the postmodern condition. It does so not by being “emergent” or by making up a new approach to church or to the Christian life. Rather, it does so in an unexpected way: by being confessional, sacramental, and vocational.

Advance Praise for Authentic Christianity

“Daring. . . provocative. . . enlightening.”
—Dr. John W. Kleinig, professor emeritus at the Australian Lutheran College (formerly Luther Seminary) in the University of Divinity, Adelaide, Australia

“Consistently engaging from cover to cover.”
—George V. Strieter, Publisher, Ballast Press™

“Engaging, in the truest and freshest sense of that word.”
—Rev. Dr. John Arthur Nunes, President, Concordia College New York

“A refreshing, re-presentation of the full power of the Lutheran proclamation of the Gospel.”
—Dr. Gregory P. Seltz, Executive Director, the Lutheran Center for Religious Liberty Speaker of The Lutheran Hour, Emeritus

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While reading Authentic Christianity for the second time, I found myself underlining and making notes on every single page. This book is so full of deep, rich theology, and is an honest look at the condition of religious thought and practice in America today. As I went through the chapters, I found myself so thankful to be Lutheran.

Karen A.

This book is a must read for Lutherans who have no idea why they are Lutherans! It is so amazing how our theology speaks to this age. This book has given me zeal for outreach. I can't be content to hold this great idea to myself. There is a hurting world that needs to know the Truth. It can serve as a primer on how to tell non-Lutherans what we believe.

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Thought-provoking enjoyable read, starting with the prologue and running right through the last chapter. Made me want to buy some of the references and read them, to dig even deeper...

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