Who Gets to Narrate the World?: Contending for the Christian Story in an Age of Rivals

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InterVarsity Press, Aug 20, 2009 - Religion - 137 pages
Who gets to narrate the world? The late Robert Webber believed this question to be the most pressing issue of our time. Christianity in America, he preached, will not survive if Christians are not rooted in and informed by the uniquely Christian story that is the gospel of Jesus Christ. This is the burden of Webber's final book, Who Gets to Narrate the World?: Contending for the Christian Story in an Age of Rivals. Convinced that American evangelicals are facing the demise of their entire way of life and faith, Webber challenges his readers to rise up and engage both the external and internal challenges confronting them today. This means that Christians must repent of their cultural accommodation and reclaim the unique story--the Christian story--that God has given them both to proclaim and to live.
 

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Contents

A WakeUp Call
11
1 Gods Narrative
23
2 Gods Narrative Emerges in a Pagan Roman World
39
3 Gods Narrative Influences the Foundations of Western Civilization
57
4 How the West Lost Gods Narrative
73
5 Our Postmodern PostChristian Neopagan World
90
6 New Contenders Arise to Narrate the World
101
7 A Call to Narrate the World Christianly
115
A Challenge
135
About the Author
138
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The late Robert E. Webber (Th.D., Concordia) was Myers Professor of Ministry at Northern Seminary in Illinois. He founded the Institute for Worship Studies. He was the author of many books, including Common Roots, Evangelicals on the Canterbury Trail, Ancient-Future Faith, Together We Worship and Listening to the Beliefs of Emergent Churches.

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