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Title:
Reclaiming the high ground : a Christian response to secularism
Author:
Montefiore, Hugh.
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Publication Information:
New York : St. Martin's Press, 1990.
Physical Description:
viii, 154 pages ; 23 cm
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780312042479
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Book

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Booklist Review

Retired Anglican bishop Montefiore argues that the Christian church has allowed itself to be marginalized in public debate and in social life. He seeks to redress this problem by arguing for a more active role for Christians--both as individuals and as a body--in dealing with the significant issues of our day. Montefiore discusses the adequacy of a secular attitude toward such realities as love and marriage, technology, and the environment and finds it sorely lacking. He argues that a Christian perspective, which takes into account both the continuing reality of religious experience and the wisdom of religious persons throughout the ages, can make a significant contribution to the debate on these issues. A thoughtful, sensitive presentation and a valuable addition to religion collections. Notes; to be indexed. --Sheila McGinn-Moorer


Library Journal Review

Here is an important work of Christian apologetics which, in an intellectually serious and philosophical manner, reveals the inadequacy of secularism for contemporary life--religion, marriage, technology, the environment, human freedom, and biological science. Instead of merely reacting to charges from secular and intellectual life, Montefiore, retired bishop of Birmingham (England), sets the grounds for debate with secularism and questions its assumptions. Highly recommended for seminary, academic, and large public libraries. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.