Piligrims progress by John Bunyan
By John Bunyan
The adventures and perils Christian encounters on his trip from town of Destruction to the Celestial urban are a vintage story and a vibrant portrayal of Christianity. during this absolutely illustrated booklet, the tale is retold specifically for ultra-modern kids.
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The report, without going into many theological details, announced a Christian commitment to the city. D. H. Tawney. In the nineteenth century the famous Scottish preacher, Henry Drummond, spelt out the nature of that Christian commitment. ‘Christianity’, he said, ‘is the religion of cities. It moves among real things. ’ He concluded: ‘the perfect saint is the perfect citizen’ (Drummond: 1988, 11–12). The Archbishop’s report concurred (Church of England: 1985, 70), outlining the need for a theology in a picture of a disintegrating cityscape.
Critical genealogies, examinations of cultural metaphors, and the construction of a new Christian dogmatics – the three critical engagements in this present volume – are not politically innocent. All acts of representation – acts of critique, interpretation and construction – are acts of persuasion seeking adherence, seeking to find cultural space. All such acts are part of larger systems of beliefs and assumptions. As his critics have pointed out, Geertz’s ‘thick descriptions’ are not only caught up in a certain colonial politics, but they endorse those politics insofar as the description sets down and reaffirms the status quo: this is how things are in Balinese culture and this is the way they will remain (Pecora: 1989, 243–76).
Pico della Mirandola : 1948, 226–7) Introduction Faith in the City, the report of the Archbishop of Canterbury’s Commission on Urban Priority Areas, was first published in 1985. The report, without going into many theological details, announced a Christian commitment to the city. D. H. Tawney. In the nineteenth century the famous Scottish preacher, Henry Drummond, spelt out the nature of that Christian commitment. ‘Christianity’, he said, ‘is the religion of cities. It moves among real things.