Christ and Culture Revisited

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Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing, Apr 1, 2008 - Religion - 243 pages
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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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User Review  - William Dicks - Goodreads

While I think highly of Carson, and I have read some of his other books, I never got to finish this book. I know that some might see it as heresy to say anything bad about someone like Carson, I felt ... Read full review

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User Review  - Goodreads

This was a good recap on class Niebuhr and then an attempt to shed the light of the past 60 years onto the topic. But, I walked away wondering what the purpose and conclusion of the book really was ... Read full review

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How to Think about Culture Reminding Ourselves of Neibuhr
Niebuhr Revised The Impact of Biblical Theology
Refining Culture and Redefining Postmodernism
Secularism Democracy Freedom and Power
Church and State
On Disputed Agendas Frustrated Utopias and Ongoing Tensions
Index of Subjects
Index of Names
Index of Scripture References

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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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