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Living Faithfully in a Fragmented World, 2nd ed.

Format: Digital
, 2010
ISBN: 9781556358982


The first edition of Living Faithfully in a Fragmented World became one of the founding and guiding texts for new monastic communities. In this revised edition, Jonathan Wilson focuses more directly on lessons for these communities from Alasdair MacIntyre’s After Virtue. In the midst of the unsettling cultural shifts from modernity to postmodernity, a new monastic movement arises that strives to be a faithful witness to the gospel. These new monastic communities seek to participate in Christ’s life in the world and bear witness by learning to live intentionally as the church in Western culture. This movement is about finding the church’s center in Christ in the midst of a fragmented world, overcoming the failure of the Enlightenment project and our complicity with it, resisting the temptation to Nietzschean power, and building communities of disciples. This new edition is greatly enlarged from the original volume. It includes

  • Responses to critics of the new monasticism such as D.A. Carson
  • An entirely new chapter on the Nietzschean temptation
  • An afterword on properly understanding the new monastic movement, the dangers it faces, and the work yet to be done
  • An appendix on the supposed post-modern agenda of Jonathan Wilson and Brian McLaren

For those striving to understand the path the church should take in this fragmented world, this book is essential reading.

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Key Features

  • Argues that the church needs witness of new monastic communities to learn to live with its history
  • Develops a vision for a new monasticism
  • Responds to criticisms, and corrects misunderstandings
  • Provides a resource for new monastic communities


  • Living with Our History
  • Fragmented Worlds
  • The Failure of the Enlightenment Project
  • Resisting the Nietzschean Temptation
  • Recovering Tradition
  • The New Monasticism

Product Details

  • Title: Living Faithfully in a Fragmented World: From ‘After Virtue’ to a New Monasticism
  • Author: Jonathan R. Wilson
  • Edition: 2nd
  • Series: New Monastic Library: Resources for Radical Discipleship
  • Publisher: Wipf & Stock
  • Publication Date: 2010
  • Pages: 102
  • Christian Group: Evangelical
  • Resource Type: Topical
  • Topic: Christian Living

About Jonathan R. Wilson

Jonathan R. Wilson is Pioneer McDonald Professor of Theology at Carey Theological College, Vancouver, BC. His most recent book is Why Church Matters.