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The Right Church
Live Like the First Christians
By Charles E. Gutenson

About the Book

Many of us long for a faith like the first Christians. We even romanticize the early followers of Jesus and invoke them authoritatively for current church controversies.

But what can we really know about these people from long ago? We may be surprised to see how "our" contemporary, hot-button issues have currency in the early church.

In this book, author Chuck Gutenson shows us how the early church addressed issues related to poverty, wealth, war, creation care, social issues, and more. Take a peek into a seemingly lost era, and discover that their insights can still work today.

About the Author

Dr. Charles (Chuck) Gutenson is a church consultant and former chief operating officer of Sojourners. He previously served 10 years at Asbury Seminary in Kentucky, most recently as the professor of Theology and Philosophy. He received his Masters of Divinity from Asbury in 1995 and a PhD in Philosophical Theology from Southern Methodist University in 2000. A member of the International Society of Theta Phi, an honor society for theological students, scholars in the field of religion and outstanding religious leaders, Chuck is the author of three books (one forthcoming) and numerous articles on a variety of theological and philosophical subjects.

Gutenson blogs at Sojourners and Tony Campolo's Red Letter Christians.