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p. 12211. The pertinence of the New Testamentlocked

  • Luke Timothy Johnson

Abstract

‘The pertinence of the New Testament’ argues that The New Testament, for all its manifold and manifest faults, retains the capacity to stir human hearts, transform human freedom, and stimulate human service to humanity. If the New Testament has been the tool of tyranny in the hands of the wicked, so has it also been the great resource of those saints whose energies were bent to the liberation of others. Despite the aggressive resistance to Christianity among many contemporary intellectuals, Christianity refuses to die. Indeed, it grows and prospers in many regions of the world.

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