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Not all will agree with Hegeman's conclusions; he rejects the monastic ideal of celibacy, for example, as a "denial of the normative goodness of marriage and the culturative commandment to fill the earth," and assumes that much of "non-Christian art" is useful in that it "may be given over to God's people for their use and enjoyment." Nonetheless, the book will be helpful to Bible-focused Christians who are looking for an affirmation of human culture in a Christ-centered context. --Doug Thorpe --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
There are some good points in this book, which is basically a more theologically conservative version of the same argument that Andy Crouch makes in "Culture Making", which comes... Read morePublished on February 3, 2012 by D. Snoke
Hegeman here attempts to craft a biblical theology of culture rooted in the persistence of the Cultural Mandate (Gen 1:28, 2:15, 9:1-6, etc) after the Fall as God's plan for the... Read morePublished on May 9, 2011 by Aaron A.