This article argues that the Church should participate in the civil society, and act as a social healing agent within it. Recent researches have shown that religion is an important part of public life in the post-modernity. It also can be a significant power in shaping a society’s ideology and public policy. The Church should give a positive social influence in order to develop the civil society. Though the post-modern society has various different or even conflicted values, interest groups, and ideologies; I maintain that the Church can do a better job of promoting civil society by acting as a social healing agent than an activist of identity politics. The theology of reconciliation is thus important.The thought of Miroslav Volf,Stanley Hauerwas, and Arnold Yeung are integrated to offer a constructive theological proposal for further reflection andexploration.
|Translated title of the contribution||The healing of modern society: Church and civil society|
|Original language||Chinese (Traditional)|
|Number of pages||22|
|Publication status||Published - Jan 2009|