Series: Eerdmans Ekklesia Series (EES)
If proclaiming the gospel is at root a matter of telling the truth
about the way things are, then Christian witnesses can be understood essentially as truth-tellers. In Bearing True Witness
Craig Hovey interacts with modern theology, philosophy, and ethics -- including the work of Nietzsche, Foucault, Arendt, and MacIntyre -- to consider how Christians should see, come forward, and testify to the truth of Jesus Christ.
When the church faithfully declares to the world its deeply held beliefs -- that salvation is in Christ, that the world belongs to him, and that his works are good -- it is a profoundly ethical
action. Moreover, says Hovey, when Christians choose to speak honestly and courageously about God and divine truth, their stalwart witness becomes a force capable of challenging and overcoming worldly injustices and abuses of power.
"Craig Hovey has established himself as one of the most promising young theologians currently writing. Bearing True Witness can only confirm that judgment. His discussion of outrageous speech is not only important but it is an essential reminder that Christians think what we believe is true."