- Hardcover: 288 pages
- Publisher: Moody Publishers; 1St Edition edition (May 10, 1994)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0802408931
- ISBN-13: 978-0802408938
- Product Dimensions: 9.3 x 6.3 x 1 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,102,495 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Beyond Culture Wars: Is America a Mission Field or Battlefield? Hardcover – May 10, 1994
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More About the Author
Before coming to WSC, Michael Horton completed a Research Fellowship at Yale University Divinity School. He is a member of various societies, including the American Academy of Religion and the Evangelical Theological Society, and author of thirty books, including a series of studies in Reformed dogmatics published by Westminster John Knox, whose final volume (People and Place: A Covenant Ecclesiology) was published in 2008 and won the 2008 Christianity Today Book of the Year award in Theology.
His most recent book is Ordinary: Sustainable Faith in a Radical, Restless World. He has written articles for Modern Reformation, Pro Ecclesia, Christianity Today, The International Journal of Systematic Theology, Touchstone, and Books and Culture.
Michael Horton is a minister in the United Reformed Churches of North America, and lives in Escondido, with his wife, Lisa, and four children.
Top Customer Reviews
Thesis: Modern Christendom's fascination with politics (public morality), pop-psychology, and marketing-secular methods-comes at the expense of orthodoxy, spirituality, and our witness. The church needs to return to the Gospel and doctrine, to deal with our own sins first, to look at the church before we condemn the culture.
According to Horton, the book was written because: "The church is no longer pursuing its authentic mission, generally speaking, and ministers are supposed to ring the bell when that happens."
Politically, we have become "one more minority group demanding its rights." Spiritually, "we have made it clear that we do not stand in the tradition founded by our Lord, the `friend of sinners.' " Culturally, our hostile rhetoric has brought us to the point that "our involvement is purely negative."
Horton identifies as his thesis: "Theology, not morality, is the first business on the church's agenda of reform, and the church, not society, is the first target of divine criticism."
--Have we made a compelling case? Are the pagans even aware of what they are rejecting? What separates evangelicals from the world today very often is not doctrine . . . but style, extrabiblical codes of behavior, lingo, and in-house spirituality.Read more ›
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The author clearly and carefully describes how we got into these culture wars, the errors of those who created and lead us into these culture wars, and how we can stop the culture... Read morePublished on November 14, 2013 by Oregonian in New York
The liberals and main stream media love the attack that Horton lays on the Christian right.
It is my concern that Horton's main point is criticizing the religious right and... Read more
I picked this book out of my father's library while visiting my mother last week and was surprised to find myself so interested, not just in what my father was reading in the last... Read morePublished on April 24, 2002 by Scroop Moth