Christ and Culture Revisited

Christ and Culture Revisited

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Called to live in the world, but not of it, the balancing act for Christians becomes more precarious the further our culture departs from its Judeo-Christian roots. How should members of the church interact with such a culture, especially as deeply enmeshed as most of us have become? Here, D. A. Carson applies his masterful touch to the problem. He begins by exploring the classic typology of Reinhold Niebuhr and his five options offered for understanding culture. Carson proposes that these disparate options are in reality one still larger vision. Using the Bible 's own story line and the categories of biblical theology, he attempts to work out what that unifying vision is. More than theory, however, Christ and Culture Revisited is designed practically to help Christians untangle current messy debates on living in the world. Carson further expands the discussion with numerous comparisons between the United States and cultures elsewhere. Though there are several recent books on culture that interact with Niebuhr, none takes anything like the biblical-theological approach adopted here. Groundbreaking and challenging, Christ and Culture Revisited is a tour de force.

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  • Hardback | 256 pages
  • 154.94 x 231.14 x 25.4mm | 362.87g
  • William B Eerdmans Publishing Co
  • Grand Rapids, United States
  • English
  • New.
  • 0802831745
  • 9780802831743
  • 275,728

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AWARDS and RECOGNITIONSAcademy of Parish Clergy, "Top 10 Books for Parish Ministry"(2008) Preaching Magazine, "Books Every Preacher Should Read"(2009)REVIEWSMark Dever Pastor of Capitol Hill Baptist Church, Washington D.C. "Don Carson here writes clearly, carefully, and helpfully about the timely topic of how Christians should engage culture. Well-suited to write such a volume, Carson exposes and explodes egregious reductionisms' which he says too often afflict Christians. We can't reduce the relationship of Christ and culture to one model (Niebuhrian or otherwise). Reading this book has sharpened my own understanding. So buy the book you're holding. Read it. Pass it along to folks in your congregation. And reduce egregious reductionisms'! "Tim Keller Pastor of Redeemer Presbyterian Church, New York City "There is no more crucial issue facing us today than the relationship of the church and the gospel to contemporary culture. Don Carson's treatment of this issue is the most balanced one out there. Rather than grinding an ax or pushing his own paradigm, he listens carefully to the Scripture and brings us in the end to a sophisticated simplicity about these matters. I highly recommend this book. ""Christianity Today" "Make room on the shelf for this penetrating book by Carson. . . Carson engages with a stunning range of writers and texts. (Five Stars). " "

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