Christ and Culture Revisited

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Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing, Apr 1, 2008 - Religion - 243 pages
24 Reviews
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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User Review  - Michael Longson - Goodreads

Very good coverage of the material and insightful in many ways, but the style is very dry. Read full review

Review: Christ and Culture Revisited

User Review  - Goodreads

Very good coverage of the material and insightful in many ways, but the style is very dry. Read full review

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Contents

How to Think about Culture Reminding Ourselves of Neibuhr
1
Niebuhr Revised The Impact of Biblical Theology
31
Refining Culture and Redefining Postmodernism
67
Secularism Democracy Freedom and Power
115
Church and State
145
On Disputed Agendas Frustrated Utopias and Ongoing Tensions
205
Index of Subjects
229
Index of Names
235
Index of Scripture References
241
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About the author (2008)

D. A. Carson is research professor of New Testament at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, Deerfield, Illinois.

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