Screen shot 2010-04-12 at 7.51.22 PM.pngThis book is now getting to the nittty gritty of a genuine 4th Way proposal:

James Davison Hunter, in his new book, (To Change the World: The Irony, Tragedy, and Possibility of Christianity in the Late Modern World
), makes a proposal and I would call it a quietistic form of anabaptism or a quietism. He is against activism in the use of political power. He is for an activism at the ecclesial and personal level.
How would you “label” the approach of Hunter? Is it a gentler form of Anabaptism? Is it Reformed? Do you think it is better than the “striving” approach of the Right and the Left?
God’s faithful presence is in the Incarnation: that Word ends the dissolution of world/word (from previous post) and reveals the difference of world and Christ. The way to change culture is to embody God’s own faithful presence in this world. It means faithfulness in being present to one another, to our tasks and within our spheres of influence. (Again, his thesis remonstrates with the will to power and ressentiment of the Right, Left and Neo-Anabaptists through a more quietistic approach of embodiment of Christ in this world.
It is shaped by covenant commitment to others and to the world.
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