Revisiting ‘Faithful Presence’: ‘To Change the World,’ Five Years Later

Collin Hansen | November 12, 2015


In 2010, noted University of Virginia sociologist James Davison Hunter published the landmark book To Change the World: The Irony, Tragedy, and Possibility of Christianity in the Late Modern WorldOn the five-year anniversary of its publication, we asked eight contributors to engage the book's thesis and assess its effect on the ongoing interaction of evangelical Christians with the surrounding culture. The result is The Gospel Coalition’s first eBook, Revisiting ‘Faithful Presence’: To Change the World Five Years Later. You can download the book, for free, to read in your preferred format. You will find, below, my introduction to the book.

Contributors:

Hunter BakerJohn Jefferson DavisK. A. EllisGreg ForsterCollin Hansen (Editor) • R. Albert Mohler Jr.Vermon PierreDaniel Strange

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Cloudy with a 100 Percent Chance of Storms

This year marks five years since James Davison published his landmark book To Change the World: The Irony, Tragedy, and Possibility of Christianity in the Late Modern World. In many ways the book has been influential beyond its numerical readership in advocating “faithful presence,” warning against ressentiment


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