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- Listening Length: 8 hours and 52 minutes
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- Version: Unabridged
- Publisher: Zondervan
- Audible.com Release Date: January 12, 2010
- Language: English
- ASIN: B0033ZP7PW
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Becoming Conversant with the Emerging Church: Understanding a Movement and Its Implications Audiobook – Unabridged
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As far as usefulness, I think this particular text is a bit dated. It talks about the "emerging" church without differentiating the "emergent" stream, which may not have been as necessary in 2005 as I believe it is today. Also, the book focuses on Brian McLaren and Steve Chalke, with attention also to Dan Kimball and a number of figures I didn't recognize. While these figures are still certainly leaders in the emergent conversation, an analysis that includes no reference to Rob Bell is undeniably incomplete. Overall, Carson cleverly deals with a variety of claims made in the emergent conversation, and he is careful to point out its strengths before detailing his concerns. When he is clearly angry, as in his detailed review of A Generous Orthodoxy (around p. 175), Carson still projects his anger in a refined and mannerly way, and no one can reasonably accuse him of being mean in his disagreements.
Clearly, Carson does not agree with much of the emergent conversation, and I heartily recommend this book to anyone looking to devote a good deal of intellectual energy to examining the conversation for him/herself.
Another good source, written from a similar perspective is:
DeYoung, Kevin and Ted Kluck. Why We're Not Emergent: By Two Guys Who Should Be. Moody Publishers, 2008.
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The book is an honest critique. Nothing more, nothing less. Carson begins gently and then pulls no punches.Read more