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How Should Christians Interact With Culture? H. Richard Niebuhr's Christ and Culture


The year 2021 marks 70 years since the publication of H. Richard Niebuhr’s famous book Christ and Culture. Niebuhr identified five ways in which the church relates to culture, which have shaped virtually all subsequent discussion about the subject. In recent years, more and more Christian thinkers have been reflecting on this, providing thoughtful critiques of Niebuhr’s model and building on it to suggest more helpful ways of thinking about cultural engagement. This workshop will reflect on some of the most helpful of these approaches to see what we can learn about the most effective ways for us to engage culture today.