In search of the common good : Christian fidelity in a fractured world / Jake Meador.

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  • Author(s): Meador, Jake, author
  • Language:
    English
  • Publication Information:
    Downers Grove, Illinois : IVP Books, an imprint of InterVarsity Press, [2019]
  • Publication Date:
    2019
  • Physical Description:
    200 pages ; 22 cm
  • Publication Type:
    Book
  • Document Type:
    Bibliographies; Non-fiction
  • Subject Terms:
  • Additional Information
    • Abstract:
      Summary: Common life in our society is in decline. Our communities are disintegrating, as the loss of meaningful work and the breakdown of the family leave us anxious and alone--indeed, half of all Americans report daily feelings of loneliness. Our public discourse is polarized and hateful. Ethnic minorities face systemic injustices and the ever-present fear of violence and deportation. Economic inequalities are widening. In this book, Jake Meador diagnoses our society's decline as the failure of a particular story we've told about ourselves: the story of modern liberalism. He shows us how that story has led to our collective loss of meaning, wonder, and good work, and then recovers each of these by grounding them in a different story--a story rooted in the deep tradition of the Christian faith. Our story doesn't have to end in loneliness and despair. There are reasons for hope--reasons grounded in a different, better story. In Search of the Common Good reclaims a vision of common life for our fractured times: a vision that doesn't depend on the destinies of our economies or our political institutions, but on our citizenship in a heavenly city. Only through that vision--and that citizenship--can we truly work together for the common good.
    • Content Notes:
      The breakdown of community -- The passing of the American church -- The unwinding of common life in America -- The problems for community -- The loss of meaning -- The loss of wonder -- The loss of good work -- The practices of community -- Sabbath and the chief end of man -- The membership -- Work -- The promise of community -- Political doctrine and civil virtue -- The eternal city.
    • Notes:
      Includes bibliographical references.
    • ISBN:
      9780830845545
      0830845542
    • Accession Number:
      2019007950
    • Accession Number:
      on1057306844
      1057306844
    • Accession Number:
      piu.81263
  • Citations
    • ABNT:
      MEADOR, J. In search of the common good : Christian fidelity in a fractured world. [s. l.]: IVP Books, an imprint of InterVarsity Press, 2019. ISBN 9780830845545. Disponível em: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&scope=site&db=cat05564a&AN=piu.81263. Acesso em: 19 fev. 2020.
    • AMA:
      Meador J. In Search of the Common Good : Christian Fidelity in a Fractured World. IVP Books, an imprint of InterVarsity Press; 2019. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&scope=site&db=cat05564a&AN=piu.81263. Accessed February 19, 2020.
    • APA:
      Meador, J. (2019). In search of the common good : Christian fidelity in a fractured world. IVP Books, an imprint of InterVarsity Press.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Meador, Jake. 2019. In Search of the Common Good : Christian Fidelity in a Fractured World. IVP Books, an imprint of InterVarsity Press. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&scope=site&db=cat05564a&AN=piu.81263.
    • Harvard:
      Meador, J. (2019) In search of the common good : Christian fidelity in a fractured world. IVP Books, an imprint of InterVarsity Press. Available at: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&scope=site&db=cat05564a&AN=piu.81263 (Accessed: 19 February 2020).
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Meador, J 2019, In search of the common good : Christian fidelity in a fractured world, IVP Books, an imprint of InterVarsity Press, viewed 19 February 2020, .
    • MLA:
      Meador, Jake. In Search of the Common Good : Christian Fidelity in a Fractured World. IVP Books, an imprint of InterVarsity Press, 2019. EBSCOhost, search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&scope=site&db=cat05564a&AN=piu.81263.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Meador, Jake. In Search of the Common Good : Christian Fidelity in a Fractured World. IVP Books, an imprint of InterVarsity Press, 2019. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&scope=site&db=cat05564a&AN=piu.81263.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Meador J. In search of the common good : Christian fidelity in a fractured world [Internet]. IVP Books, an imprint of InterVarsity Press; 2019 [cited 2020 Feb 19]. Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&scope=site&db=cat05564a&AN=piu.81263