Christian Books, Bibles, Music & More - 1.888.395.0572
Call our Toll Free Number:
Find us on:
Follow Us On 

Twitter!   Join Us On Facebook!

Christian Bookstore .Net is a leading online Christian book store.

Shop Christian Books, Bibles, Jewelry, Church Supplies, Homeschool Curriculum & More!

Speak Thus: Christian nonfiction in Church and World [Paperback]

By Craig R Hovey (Author)
Our Price $ 35.28  
Retail Value $ 41.50  
You Save $ 6.23  (15%)  
Item Number 91482  
Buy New $35.28
Out Of Stock!
Currently Out Of Stock

Item Specifications...

Pages   172
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 9" Width: 6.14" Height: 0.49"
Weight:   0.59 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Dec 31, 2008
Publisher   James Clarke Company
ISBN  022717271X  
EAN  9780227172711  

Availability  0 units.

Item Description...
In its various forms, speech is integral to Christian mission. The gospel is a message, news that must be passed on if it is to be known by others. Nevertheless, the reality of God cannot be exhausted by Christian knowledge, and Christian knowledge cannot be exhausted by our words. All the while, the philosophy of modernity has left Christianity an impoverished inheritance within which to think these things. In 'Speak Thus', Craig Hovey explores the possibilities and limits of Christian speaking. At times ethical, epistemological, and metaphysical, these essays go to the heart of what it means to be the church today. In practice, the Christian life often has a linguistic shape that surprisingly implicates and reveals the commitments of people like those who care for the sick or those who respond as peacemakers in the face of violence. Because learning to speak in one way as opposed to another is a skill that must be learned, Christian speakers are also guides who bear witness to the importance of churches for passing on a felicity with Christian ways of speaking. Through engagements with interlocutors like Ludwig Wittgenstein, George Lindbeck, Jeffrey Stout, Stanley Hauerwas, John Howard Yoder, Thomas Aquinas, and the theology of Radical Orthodoxy, Hovey offers a challenging vision of the church able to speak with confidence that comes from deep attentiveness to its own limitations, while also able to speak prophetically in a world weary of words. Craig Hovey offers us a book of Christian manners. Just as manners are the skills and practices we require to be at home in social contexts, so Hovey shows how the gospel equips us to be at home wherever God s mission takes us, because we are always at home with the Lord. Hovey maintains Christians have not been told what to say, but have instead been shown how to speak. In this book he continues his emergence as a profound and penetrating scrutiniser of what it means to speak, witness, and confess the Christian faith. This book is a masterclass in learning to speak simple truth amid a cacophony of contemporary cleverness. Canon Sam Wells, Dean of Chapel, Duke University; Research Professor of Christian Ethics Hovey s finely crafted collection of essays both persuasive and contentious combines great clarity with nuance. Apparently opposed positions are shown to share common presuppositions, with Hovey frequently providing an alternative positive conception or perspective. In an un-showy but impressive way, Hovey s writing is richly informed by the tradition and practices to which he is committed. The voice that emerges is passionate, urgent, and wry. Christopher Insole, Department of Theology, Durham University CRAIG R. HOVEY (PhD, Cambridge) teaches religion and ethics at the University of Redlands and Fuller Theological Seminary Extension in Southern California.

Buy Speak Thus: Christian nonfiction in Church and World by Craig R Hovey from our Christian Books store - isbn: 9780227172711 & 022717271X

The team at Christian Bookstore .Net welcome you to our Christian Book store! We offer the best selections of Christian Books, Bibles, Christian Music, Inspirational Jewelry and Clothing, Homeschool curriculum, and Church Supplies. We encourage you to purchase your copy of Speak Thus: Christian nonfiction in Church and World by Craig R Hovey today - and if you are for any reason not happy, you have 30 days to return it. Please contact us at 1-877-205-6402 if you have any questions.

More About Craig R Hovey

Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Craig Hovey (PhD, University of Cambridge) is assistant professor of religion at Ashland University and the author of several books. He lives in Yucaipa, California.

Craig Hovey currently resides in the state of New York. Craig Hovey was born in 1958.

Craig Hovey has published or released items in the following series...
  1. Philosophy and Theology

Are You The Artisan or Author behind this product?
Improve our customers experience by registering for an Artisan Biography Center Homepage.

Product Categories
1Books > Subjects > Religion & Spirituality > Bible & Other Sacred Texts   [1730  similar products]
2Books > Subjects > Religion & Spirituality > Christianity > Theology > General   [0  similar products]

Reviews - What do our customers think?

Be the first to write a review about Speak Thus: Christian nonfiction in Church and World

Customer Support: 1-888-395-0572
Welcome to Christian Bookstore .Net

Our team at Christian Bookstore .Net would like to welcome you to our site. Our Christian book store features over 150,000 Christian products including Bibles, Christian music, Christian books, jewelry, church supplies, Christian gifts, Sunday school curriculum, purity rings, homeschool curriculum and many other items to encourage you in your walk with God. Our mission is to provide you with quality Christian resources that you can benefit from and share with others. The best part is that our complete selection of Christian books and supplies is offered at up to 20% off of retail price! Please call us if you have any questions or need assistance in ordering at 1-888-395-0572. Have a blessed day.

Terms & Conditions | Privacy Policy | Site Map | Customer Support