Resources on Culture

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Several books have been published as a result of Cranach Institute programs.

Debating Design: From Darwin to DNA
William Dembski and Michael Ruse (editors)

Issuing from the Design and Its Critics conference hosted by the Cranach Institute in 2000, this book is edited by William Dembski and Michael Ruse, and includes a chapter by Dr. Angus Menuge.

Christ and Culture in Dialogue
Angus J. L. Menuge (editor)

Christ and Culture in Dialogue is a reflective look into the culture wars currently being debated in contemporary academic studies of religion and theology. This book is a Lutheran contribution to H. Richard Niebhur’s classic Christ and Culture. The first part of the book lays out the alternative approaches to Christ and culture and clarifies and defends a distinctively Lutheran stance. In this light, the second part pursues the dialogue between Christ and culture as it applies to more concrete social issues of the past and present with the perspectives of both West and East included. The third part is focused more narrowly on the institutions of the church, exploring the tensions between Christ and culture in worship, evangelism, and the accreditation and curriculum of Christian colleges.

The Theology of the Cross for the 21st Century: Signposts for a Multicultural Witness
Alberto L. Garcia & A. R. Victor Raj (editors)

This book is a collection of essays that explore the significance of Martin Luther’s theology of the cross within the context of the various world religions and philosophies.

Each contributor describes and interprets this distinctive Lutheran understanding of grace with the worldview of a major tradition or system. The writing is scholarly, yet accessible for the discerning lay reader. Readers develop a renewed appreciation for the richness of the cross and the ways Luther’s insights speak to different contexts.

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