Christ and Culture Revisited

In this award-winning book -- now in paperback and with a new preface -- D. A. Carson applies his masterful touch to that problem.

Author: D. A. Carson

Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing

ISBN: 9780802867384

Category: Religion

Page: 255

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Called to live in the world, but not to be of it, Christians must maintain a balancing act that 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? In this award-winning book -- now in paperback and with a new preface -- D. A. Carson applies his masterful touch to that problem. After exploring the classic typology of H. Richard Niebuhr with its five Christ-culture options, Carson offers an even more comprehensive paradigm for informing the Christian worldview. More than just theoretical, Christ and Culture Revisited is a practical guide for helping Christians untangle current messy debates about living in the world.

Will Not Return Void

Carson, Christ and Culture Revisited, . . For this dissertation I use Kroeber and Kluckhohn's denition of culture: Culture consists of patterns, explicit and implicit, of and for behavior acquired and transmitted by symbols, ...

Author: John Allen Dearing III

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781666713053

Category: Religion

Page: 178

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When one considers the early Christian church, one is immediately struck by the exponential growth that the church experienced. The inevitable question one must ask when considering the early church's rapid rate of growth is: How did it happen? While social forces, plagues, politics, and ideology competitions were certainly factors in the growth of Christianity, one would be remiss not to consider the methodology behind the considerable evangelistic effort made by the patristic church. This dissertation analyzes the use of Scripture in the apologetic and evangelistic writings produced by Christian leaders within the Greek patristic tradition and their belief that Scripture was the primary tool given by God for the conversion of souls.

Christianity Empire and the Spirit

97 The reason for the impasse between culture and Christ according to him is sin, which is the aspect of human ... to cast a broad enough vision to be able to see the shape of the whole (Carson, Christ & Culture Revisited, 95–96).

Author: Néstor Medina

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004363090

Category: Religion

Page: 380

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In Christianity, Empire and The Spirit, Néstor Medina uncovers the interwoven cultural processes that influence how people understand reality, express faith, and think about God. Countering Eurocentric theological articulations, he proposes that the Spirit is at work in the cultural.

Celebrating the Lord s Supper

Klaus Fiedler, Christianity and African Culture: Conservative German Protestant Missionaries in Tanzania 1900–1940 (Leiden: ... Christ and Culture (London: Faber & Faber, 1952); D. A. Carson, Christ and Culture Revisited (Grand Rapids, ...

Author: Edison Muhindo Kalengyo

Publisher: Langham Publishing

ISBN: 9781783684106

Category: Religion

Page: 144

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Africa is suffering a severe famine – a famine for the Lord's Supper. Many Christians have forgotten or have never known the nourishment this spiritual feast brings. Others long for it but are denied the opportunity to partake. In Celebrating the Lord’s Supper: Ending the Eucharistic Famine, Dr Edison Kalengyo pleads on behalf of those who are suffering. This book identifies the ecclesiastical and economic reasons for the famine and suggests how they may be alleviated. Kalengyo also urges African churches to draw on the continent’s rich, ancient cultural heritage when celebrating the Lord’s Supper to fully appreciate this biblical feast and the communion it brings with God and fellow believers.

Pentecostalism Secularism and Post Christendom

See Carson, Christ and Culture Revisited, vi. 493. Jones, Postmodern Youth Ministry, 29. 494. Cecil, quoted in Jones, Postmodern Youth Ministry, preface. 495. Beaudoin, Virtual Faith, 26, 41–42. 496. Webber, Ancient-Future Faith, 24.

Author: Bradley Truman Noel

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781498229371

Category: Religion

Page: 292

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"If only we were a Christian country again!" Christians, particularly those in the West, often lament their loss of influence in modern politics and culture. It seems that everywhere one turns, Christendom in the West is dealt another blow, with Christian reactions ranging from withdrawal and entrenchment, to cries of persecution and talks of organized resistance. Pentecostalism, Secularism, and Post Christendom seeks to address these concerns via an examination of Classical North American Pentecostalism as it wrestles with the very real challenges posed by the increasing post-Christian ethos of Western culture. In addition to providing a number of concrete steps, Pentecostals may take in their efforts to better understand and connect with modern culture, this work will argue that counter-intuitively, the death of Christendom (if properly addressed), may in fact herald the arrival of the Church's finest hour.

Pentecostal Preaching and Ministry in Multicultural and Post Christian Canada

CHRIST AND CULTURE: NIEBUHR'S FIVE TYPES The classic book around which discussion on religion and culture revolves is Christ and Culture, published in 1951 by H. Richard Niebuhr.31 Written more than 60 years ago, Niebuhr offered five ...

Author: Steven M. Studebaker

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781532655630

Category: Religion

Page: 230

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Over the past forty years, Canada has become an increasingly secular, multicultural, and religiously plural society. Indeed, the church in Canada, and Pentecostals in particular, face a challenging context for responding to the call to bear witness to Christ in the power of the Holy Spirit. Like the disciples on the day of Pentecost, however, we need the Holy Spirit to come upon us and liberate us from our post-Christian pessimism. We need the Holy Spirit to enable us to proclaim the gospel to the nations, people that are no longer at the ends of the earth, but making their home in Canada. This book engages this new context, and considers and proposes ways that pentecostal Christians and churches can respond to the challenges of the increasingly post-Christian, multicultural, secular, and religiously plural context of Canadian society.

God s Image and Global Cultures

Livermore, Cultural Intelligence. Niebuhr, Christ and Culture, 115. Ibid., 128. Ibid., 157. Ibid., 178. Ibid., 209, 214. Parler, Things Hold Together, 53. Gorringe, Furthering Humanity, 16. D. A. Carson, Christ and Culture Revisited.

Author: Kenneth Nehrbass

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781498239103

Category: Religion

Page: 248

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Globalization has raised numerous questions about theology and culture for Christians. How should we respond to outsourcing and immigration? How does anti-Western sentiment affect the proclamation of the gospel? What is the role of the church in society? This book argues that Christians will be most fulfilled and most effective if they embrace their cultural activity rather than feel ambivalent about it. The central question of this book is, how does bearing God's image relate to cultural activity? Nehrbass explains that "spheres of culture," such as political, technological, and social structures, are systems that God has instilled in humans as his image bearers, so that they can glorify and enjoy him forever. Therefore, a theology of culture involves recognizing that the kingdom of God encompasses heaven and Earth, rather than pitting heaven against Earth. The text surveys anthropological explanations for humanity's dependence on culture, and shows that each explanation provides only partial explanatory scope. The most satisfying explanation is that a major functional aspect of bearing God's image is engaging in culture, since the Trinity has been eternally engaged in cultural functions like ruling, communicating, and creating. Each chapter contains a summary and questions about what it means to be a world-changer in the twenty-first century.

Cultural Engagement

1 Niebuhr's Christ and Culture Taxonomy Christ and culture in paradox: This understanding views Christians as ... 3. See, for example, Carson, Christ and Culture Revisited; Craig Biblical Story Lines and Cultural Engagement 35.

Author: Josh Chatraw

Publisher: Zondervan Academic

ISBN: 9780310534587

Category: Religion

Page: 368

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How should Christians approach important contemporary issues like war, race, creation care, gender, and politics? Christians in every culture are confronted with social trends and moral questions that can be difficult to navigate. But, the Bible often doesn't speak directly to such issues. Even when it does, it can be confusing to know how best to apply the biblical teaching. In Cultural Engagement: A Crash Course in Contemporary Issues authors Joshua D. Chatraw and Karen Swallow Prior first offer a broadly accessible framework for cultural engagement and then explore specific hot topics in current Western culture including: Sexuality Gender Roles Human Life and Reproduction Technology Immigration and Race Creation and Creature Care Politics Work Arts War, Weapons, and Capital Punishment Featuring contributions from over forty top thinkers, proponents of various views on the specific topics present their approaches in their own words, providing readers an opportunity to fairly consider options. Unique in how it addresses both big-picture questions about cultural engagement and pressing current issues, Cultural Engagement provides a thorough and broad introduction useful for students, professors, pastors, college ministers, and any believer wanting to more effectively exercise their faith in the public square.

In Quest of a Vital Protestant Center

niebuhr developed his thesis through a five-part model of Christ and culture that ranges from a sharp ... of niebuhr's typology can be found in Carson, Christ and Culture Revisited, 9–30, and shriver, H. Richard Niebuhr, 42–48. 131.

Author: George Demetrion

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781625640482

Category: Religion

Page: 328

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In Quest of a Vital Protestant Center probes the relationship between Scripture and culture in twentieth-century US theology and biblical studies. It points to the necessity of turning to what Karl Barth has referred to as "the strange new world within the Bible" for any revitalization of mainline Protestantism in the tradition of the Protestant Reformers in critical dialogue with serious evangelical theology. The study includes a historical overview underlying what Demetrion refers to as the "fundamentalist/modernist great divide," which continues to resonate powerfully in contemporary US Protestant thought and culture. Demetrion offers an in-depth exploration of four representative twentieth-century Protestant theologians and biblical scholars, spanning from the conservative evangelical theology of J. I. Packer to the postliberal dialectical theology of Walter Brueggemann. The book includes a chapter on the neo-orthodox legacy as a mediating resource in bringing evangelical and postliberal theology into dialogue with the core issues of theology, biblical hermeneutics, and religious culture. Demetrion concludes with a critically empathetic review of the postliberal dialectical theology of Douglas J. Hall and the evangelical narrative theology of Richard Lints. In linking evangelical, postliberal, and neo-orthodox theology to a common search for a vital Protestant center, this book will facilitate fruitful dialogue among divergent schools of Protestant thought and culture.

Soul Self and Society

Gospel and Culture H. Richard niebuhr's Christ and Culture is the classic representation of a persistent concern for christians: What is the relationship between christ and culture? What is the appropriate place for christ in my life ...

Author: Michael Rynkiewich

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781606087732

Category: Religion

Page: 296

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Globalization and urbanization are twin forces that are powerfully shaping economics, politics, and religion in the world today. Traditional anthropological theories are inadequate to recognize and analyze trends such as global migration, diasporas, and transnationalism. New departures in anthropology and the social sciences seeking to address these and other phenomena can help us critique and reshape the theology and practice of Christian mission. Today most societies are no longer monocultural. In such multicultural contexts any given individual may be competent in several cultures, several languages, several social networks. What does it mean to be in mission with people on the move--people who present themselves in one social identity, language, and culture within a particular setting, and then in another setting, even on the very same day, present themselves in another social identity, language, and culture? In the face of widespread, rapid movement of peoples and their increasingly fluid and multifaceted identities, will the missionary settle down somewhere or be itinerant along with the people? How are perplexing new questions in particular contexts to be addressed, such as: In what ways is the Nigerian who is founding an AIC congregation near Houston a missionary too? How will Brazilians and Koreans be trained for cross-cultural ministry? The world is changing faster than missionaries can be retrained for service. And yet ethnographic tools are still crucial to missionary practice. This important work seeks to draw on recent developments in anthropology to bring valuable perspective and tools to bear on equipping missionaries for work amidst the rapid shifting and complex shaping of peoples by the forces of today's globalized world.