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A New Dawn, or the Fading of the Light? Culture and Evangelization Today

by John C. Gallagher & C.S.B.



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 12/5/2019

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 262
ISBN : 9781973679417
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 262
ISBN : 9781973679424
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 262
ISBN : 9781973679400

About the Book

Parents are disheartened when their children fall away from religious practice. Pastoral workers wonder how they can get people to take religion seriously. Something is at work that is puzzling; but we can learn something useful about it. A crucial factor is the role of culture. To have faith is an act of individual responsibility, but it can also be influenced by life around us. For example, popular opinion or concentration on making a fortune can make us deaf to any message about what lies beyond our immediate concerns. This book is the fruit of the author’s extensive study of how cultural forces influence attitudes. Calling on long experience lecturing and in pastoral ministry, he shows how cultural factors influence religious belief in our times and how ordinary believers can be active participants in creating a culture that opens us to God’s word.

About the Author

John Gallagher, a Roman Catholic priest and moral theologian, has had a special interest in the influence of cultural factors on moral beliefs. More recently he has examined the influence of culture on evangelization. This book shows how pastoral ministers, parents and other evangelisers can communicate the gospel message more effectively if they understand the influence of culture.