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One way to define a disciple is “a follower of someone’s words.” In a pluralistic age, there are many words beckoning would-be disciples to particular ways of life, all promising some kind of wellness. These word-ways are ingredients of worldviews, a program or map for orienting oneself in the world. Worldviews answer core questions about human existence, often in the form of a story. This essay argues that contemporary pluralism is the result of abandoning the Bible as our control story, a loss that is as much a failure of what Charles Taylor calls the social imaginary. If this diagnosis is correct, then the best way for the church to recover a biblical worldview is to focus on evangelizing the social imaginary, a process that begins with local churches inhabiting the drama of redemption of which the Bible is the holy script. The church’s speech and action lives by biblical words made flesh.
"Being Biblical in a Pluralistic Age."
Andrews University Seminary Studies (AUSS)
Available at: https://digitalcommons.andrews.edu/auss/vol57/iss2/4
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