The "emerging church" movement has generated a lot of excitement and exerts an astonishingly broad influence. Is it the wave of the future or a passing fancy? Who are the leaders and what are they saying?
The time has come for a mature assessment. D. A. Carson not only gives those who may be unfamiliar with it a perceptive introduction to the emerging church movement, but also includes a skillful assessment of its theological views. Carson addresses some troubling weaknesses of the movement frankly and thoughtfully, while at the same time recognizing that it has important things to say to the rest of Christianity. The author strives to provide a perspective that is both honest and fair.
Anyone interested in the future of the church in a rapidly changing world will find this an informative and stimulating read.
D. A. Carson (Ph.D., University of Cambridge) is research professor of New Testament at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in Deerfield, Illinois. He is the author of over 45 books, including the Gold Medallion Award-winning book The Gagging of God, and is general editor of Telling the Truth and Worship by the Book. He has served as a pastor and is an active guest lecturer in church and academic settings around the world.
D. A. Carson (PhD, University of Cambridge) is research professor of New Testament at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in Deerfield, Illinois. He is the author or coauthor of over 50 books, including the Gold Medallion Award-winning book The Gagging of God and An Introduction to the New Testament. He is general editor of Telling the Truth: Evangelizing Postmoderns and Worship by the Book. He has served as a pastor and is an active guest lecturer in church and academic settings around the world.
This book is essential if one is seeking to understand the Emerging Church movement. Written from the perspective of the Evangelical Church, it provides needed insight into the... Read morePublished 6 months ago by Gary Jr.
Good book, but i had to read it several times to understand it more clearly. I thought it was a haevy reading.Published 6 months ago by Runar Sæle
Cannot tell you how important this book is to the modern believer. The church is being beset by all kinds of garbage today and the Emergent "conversation" is one such piece... Read morePublished 11 months ago by Victor Edwards
A decent comparison between the emerging and emergent church movements. One is good the other heretical.These last words are filler for the required length, ignore themPublished 11 months ago by L. Osborne
Informative and up to date. Rather difficult to understand at times and I am a pretty good reader. heavy in theologyPublished 12 months ago by Sylvia J. Kyle
There's probably not a lot that I can add to what has already been written about this book, both good and bad, so I'll try to keep my comments somewhat brief. Read morePublished 13 months ago by Marc A. Baldwin
I was looking forward to reading this book and finding out more about the Emerging Church movement, having read a deeply personal and closely reasoned book by John Shelby Spong... Read morePublished 15 months ago by ncgal
I want to thank Dr. Carson for his valiant and easy-to-read attempt to understand and to some extent define the "emergent church. Read morePublished 16 months ago by Doug Erlandson
The emergent philosophy is a moving target that is distorting the Gospel by its inclusivity. This book reveals the dangers of the emergent church movement but also points at some... Read morePublished 18 months ago by Marcia Hornok