How Then Shall We Live?

Christian Engagement with Contemporary Issues

Samuel Wells

Aug/2017, 224 Pages, PAPERBACK, 5.5 x 8.5

ISBN-13: 9780898692549



  • Reflections deal with issues that matter
  • Author is a renowned preacher, broadcaster, and internationally known ethicist

Essays by a preeminent Anglican figure on the salient issues of our time, "issues on which I believe the Church should have a view," says Wells. The issues run the gamut from social, political, personal, life-cycle to theological.

Some of the issues treated include Islam, migration, the rise of religious extremism, dementia, Israel, marriage, LGBTQ identity, domestic violence, death, shame, old age, retirement, assisted dying, ecology, obesity, inequality, Brexit, and the Trump presidential election.

Audience: Clergy and lay individuals

Samuel Wells is vicar of St. Martin-in-the-Fields, London, and the author of many acclaimed books including How Then Shall We Live and What Episcopalians Believe. Prior to returning to the United Kingdom, Wells served as dean of the chapel and research professor of Christian ethics at Duke University.

"Sam Wells arguably has the liveliest, most agile, best informed, critically disciplined mind in the entire Christian community. And he has a baptized heart of honesty, compassion, and passion to match his baptized mind. In this book he ranges over a cluster of complex issues and at every turn his sound judgment instructs us as he moves easily from life to Scripture and back through church tradition. This book will serve many of us well who live with daily perplexities that admit no resolution."
—Walter Brueggemann, Columbia Theological Seminary

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