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Book Title: Generous Justice|
The author of the book: Timothy J. Keller
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 6.99 MB
Edition: Hodder & Stoughton
Date of issue: October 1st 2010
ISBN 13: 9780340995099
Read full description of the books Generous Justice:A few months ago, I was invited to preach at my church, and I decided to talk about social justice because I was a Christian who worked as a public defender. I tried awkwardly to highlight the problems with the "we should help poor people with material goods but never talk about Jesus" extreme and the "poor people are kind of scary - we should pray for them to meet Jesus, maybe preach from a safe distance, but not get physically involved" extreme, and I hoped to describe a view of social justice that is more faithful to the Bible, in which Christians both meet the physical needs of the poor as well as being bold in speaking the truth about who God is. I received Tim Keller's book recently and was overwhelmed with the sense that it was closely related to my sermon, but a million times better. Keller patiently walks the reader through the dangers of non-Biblical extreme views that Christians hold, and he describes the complexities of justice issues in both the Old and New Testaments. He gives examples from his own life and the lives of others (especially a humble and faithful Christian who moved to the Sandtown neighborhood of Baltimore), and he fairly represents the views of people who disagree with him, using plenty of endnotes to reference works by secular philosophers. This book isn't perfect - I found the penultimate chapter to be a little less specific and practical than I wanted - but it's awfully close. This book is a beautiful encouragement to Christians to respond to the grace given to them by pursuing justice for their neighbors, and I think every Christian should read it.
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Timothy Keller is the founding pastor of Redeemer Presbyterian Church in Manhattan, which he started in 1989 with his wife, Kathy, and three young sons. For over twenty years he has led a diverse congregation of young professionals that has grown to a weekly attendance of over 5,000.
He is also Chairman of Redeemer City to City, which starts new churches in New York and other global cities, and publishes books and resources for faith in an urban culture. In over ten years they have helped to launch over 250 churches in 48 cities. More recently, Dr. Keller’s books, including the New York Times bestselling The Reason for God and The Prodigal God, have sold over 1 million copies and been translated into 15 languages.
Christianity Today has said, “Fifty years from now, if evangelical Christians are widely known for their love of cities, their commitment to mercy and justice, and their love of their neighbors, Tim Keller will be remembered as a pioneer of the new urban Christians.”
Dr. Keller was born and raised in Pennsylvania, and educated at Bucknell University, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, and Westminster Theological Seminary. He previously served as the pastor of West Hopewell Presbyterian Church in Hopewell, Virginia, Associate Professor of Practical Theology at Westminster Theological Seminary, and Director of Mercy Ministries for the Presbyterian Church in America.
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