Summary Book Review Everything You Know about Evangelicals Is Wrong (Well, Almost Everything) by Steve Wilkens:
Download or read book Everything You Know about Evangelicals Is Wrong (Well, Almost Everything) written by Steve Wilkens and published by Baker Books. This book was released on 2010-08-01 with total page 224 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: While evangelicals make up a significant portion of American society, they still constitute a mystery for many. They exert considerable influence on virtually every aspect of American life and culture, yet by those who don't appreciate them they're seen as rednecks, crypto-fundamentalists, and people without education. Wilkens and Thorsen contend that evangelicals are tired of being caricatured and provide an insider's look at myths and realities surrounding the movement. They winsomely and sometimes humorously assess the breadth and depth of evangelical beliefs, values, and practices, arguing that evangelicalism is identifiable by a family resemblance, vitality, and relevance that transcends particular theological and political stereotypes that arise inside as well as outside of it. The book provides a synthetic presentation of contemporary evangelical Christianity as well as critiques of it.
Summary Book Review Popular Evangelicalism in American Culture by Richard G. Kyle:
Download or read book Popular Evangelicalism in American Culture written by Richard G. Kyle and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2017-09-18 with total page 208 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Popular Evangelicalism in American Culture explores the controversies, complexities, and historical development of the evangelical movement in America and its impact on American culture. Evangelicalism is one of the most dynamic and growing religious movements in America and has been both a major force in shaping American society and likewise a group which has resisted aspects of the modern world. Organised thematically this book demonstrates the impact of American culture on popular evangelicalism by exploring the following topics: politics; economics; salvation; millennialism; the megachurch and electronic churches; and popular culture. This accessible and thought-provoking volume will interest anyone concerned with the modern-day success of the Evangelical movement in America.
Summary Book Review Rediscovering an Evangelical Heritage by Donald W. Dayton:
Download or read book Rediscovering an Evangelical Heritage written by Donald W. Dayton and published by Baker Academic. This book was released on 2014-11-25 with total page 208 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book, widely regarded as groundbreaking since its publication over thirty-five years ago, sheds light on the more radical and prophetic roots of American evangelicalism and has challenged countless readers to rethink their evangelical heritage. It argues that nineteenth-century American evangelicals held a more mature vision of the faith, for they engaged demanding justice, peace, and social issues--a vision that was betrayed and distorted by twentieth-century neo-evangelicals. The book helps readers understand that the broader origins of American evangelicalism include the social justice concerns of today's church. Featuring new historic photos and illustrations, this edition includes new introductory and concluding chapters and incorporates relevant updates. The previous edition was published as Discovering an Evangelical Heritage.
Summary Book Review God’s Word and Our Words by W. Hulitt Gloer:
Download or read book God’s Word and Our Words written by W. Hulitt Gloer and published by Wipf and Stock Publishers. This book was released on 2019-09-18 with total page 290 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Written by nationally and internationally known homileticians and preachers, this book offers a fascinating survey of the significant developments in preaching, beginning with the Old Testament, moving through the history of preaching, and concluding with a look into the future, all while offering practical suggestions for meeting the challenges that lie ahead. In a unique way, it addresses both the academic issues raised during each period and the practical implications for preaching today and in the future.
Summary Book Review Evangelical News by Anja-Maria Bassimir:
Download or read book Evangelical News written by Anja-Maria Bassimir and published by University of Alabama Press. This book was released on 2022 with total page 392 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Presents, through a thoroughly researched lens, a better understanding of evangelicalism in the late twentieth century and provides a nuanced picture of a religious subculture that is too often reduced to caricature.
Summary Book Review Transpacific Evangelicalism in the Twentieth Century: Revival and Evangelism in America and Korea by William T. Purinton:
Download or read book Transpacific Evangelicalism in the Twentieth Century: Revival and Evangelism in America and Korea written by William T. Purinton and published by One Mission Society. This book was released on 2020-03-02 with total page 272 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Within the first twenty years of the 21st century, we have heard how a massive shift from the global north to the global south and from west to east has taken place, but a comprehensive view that enables the reader to understand exactly how that has happened remains hidden. Transpacific Evangelicalism in the Twentieth Century: Revival and Evangelism in America and Korea provides the reader with a means to view clearly how American evangelicals went overseas and turned the local into the global, or more clearly, acted as midwives in the birthing of world Christianity. * * * * Having known Dr. Purinton for almost ten years and having sat in his classes as he taught the faculty from OMS and KEHC partner schools from eight different countries during the Wesleyan Holiness Summer Study Program hosted at Seoul Theological University, I am excited to commend this book to your attention. Dr. Purinton captures well the varied strands of evangelicalism and skillfully weaves in very important items for both the general reader and those from OMS. Highlights are the introduction to evangelicalism, a chronological journey through 120 years, the fourfold gospel, and the history of OMS. His approach is well organized and illuminating along with ample references to give the reader a flowing perspective of the development of essential elements of evangelicalism. The concluding chapter is both a winsome call and heartfelt plea for a new generation of apostle-theologians who understand and will apply the fourfold gospel, the Wesleyan Quadrilateral, and Luther’s Word and Spirit. Rev. Dr. William H Vermillion, PhD Team member, OMS Theological Leadership Education and Discipleship
Summary Book Review Four Views on the Spectrum of Evangelicalism by Kevin Bauder:
Download or read book Four Views on the Spectrum of Evangelicalism written by Kevin Bauder and published by Zondervan Academic. This book was released on 2011-10-04 with total page 224 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Understand the history, core values, and divisions as they've developed within the Evangelical Christian movement. Four Views on the Spectrum of Evangelicalismcompares and contrasts four distinct positions on the current fundamentalist-evangelical spectrum. Each contributor offers their case for one of four primary views: Fundamentalism – defended by Kevin T. Bauder Conservative/confessional evangelicalism – defended by R. Albert Mohler Jr. Generic evangelicalism – defended by John G. Stackhouse Jr. Postconservative evangelicalism – defended by Roger E. Olson Each author explains and defends his position, which is critiqued by the other three authors. The Counterpoints series presents a comparison and critique of scholarly views on topics important to Christians that are both fair-minded and respectful of the biblical text. Each volume is a one-stop reference that allows readers to evaluate the different positions on a specific issue and form their own, educated opinion.
Summary Book Review Christians Are Hate-Filled Hypocrites...and Other Lies You've Been Told by Bradley R.E. Ph.D. Wright:
Download or read book Christians Are Hate-Filled Hypocrites...and Other Lies You've Been Told written by Bradley R.E. Ph.D. Wright and published by Bethany House. This book was released on 2010-07-01 with total page 254 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: According to the media, the church is rapidly shrinking, both in numbers and in effectiveness. But the good news is, much of the bad news is wrong. Sociologist Bradley R. E. Wright uncovers what's really happening in the church: evangelicals are more respected by secular culture now than they were ten years ago; divorce rates of Christians are lower than those who aren't affiliated with a religion; young evangelicals are active in the faith. Wright reveals to readers why and how statistics are distorted, and shows that God is still effectively working through his people today.
Summary Book Review Twelve Great Books that Changed the University by Steve Wilkens:
Download or read book Twelve Great Books that Changed the University written by Steve Wilkens and published by Wipf and Stock Publishers. This book was released on 2014-05-08 with total page 216 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Twelve scholars take us on a journey through twelve books that have defined the methodologies and orthodoxies of key disciplines within the university curriculum. These books have not only been formative for their respective disciplines, but have reshaped the university and continue to reframe our understanding of education. Each chapter places a Great Book in its historical context, summarizes the key ideas, and assesses the influence of the text on its discipline and society as a whole. In addition, each contributor offers an evaluation from a Christian perspective, explaining both the benefits of the book and the challenges it presents to a Christian worldview and philosophy of education.
Summary Book Review Preaching with Cultural Intelligence by Matthew D. Kim:
Download or read book Preaching with Cultural Intelligence written by Matthew D. Kim and published by Baker Academic. This book was released on 2017-10-17 with total page 288 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: To preach effectively in today's world, preachers need cultural intelligence. They must build bridges between listeners who come from various denominations, ethnicities, genders, locations, religious backgrounds, and more. Experienced preacher and teacher Matthew Kim provides a step-by-step template for cross-cultural hermeneutics and homiletics, equipping preachers to reach their varied listeners in the church and beyond. Each chapter includes questions for individual thought or group discussion. The book also includes helpful diagrams and images, a sample sermon, and appendixes for exegeting listeners and for exploring cultural differences.
Author :Ronald J. Allen Publisher :Wipf and Stock Publishers Release Date :2022-07-05 ISBN 10 :9781725259621 Pages :350 pages File Format : PDF, EPUB, TEXT, KINDLE or MOBI Rating :4.5/5 (962 users download)
Summary Book Review Preaching the Manifold Grace of God, Volume 2 by Ronald J. Allen:
Download or read book Preaching the Manifold Grace of God, Volume 2 written by Ronald J. Allen and published by Wipf and Stock Publishers. This book was released on 2022-07-05 with total page 350 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Preaching the Manifold Grace of God is a two-volume work describing theologies of preaching from the historical and contemporary periods. Volume 1 focuses on historical theological families: Orthodox, Roman Catholic, Lutheran, Reformed, Anabaptist, Anglican/Episcopal, Wesleyan, Baptist, African American, Stone-Campbell, Friends, and Pentecostal. Volume 2 focuses on families that are evangelical, liberal, neo-orthodox, postliberal, existential, radical orthodox, deconstructionist, Black liberation, womanist, Latinx liberation, Mujerista, Asian American, Asian American feminist, LGBTQAI, Indigenous, postcolonial, and process. In each case, the author describes the circumstances in which the theological family emerged, describes the purposes and characteristics of preaching from that perspective, and assesses the strengths and limitations of the approach.
Summary Book Review Sisters, Mothers, Daughters: Pentecostal Perspectives on Violence against Women by :
Download or read book Sisters, Mothers, Daughters: Pentecostal Perspectives on Violence against Women written by and published by BRILL. This book was released on 2022-06-13 with total page 292 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This volume explores issues and themes related to violence against women. The contributing authors approach the topic from a Pentecostal perspective both in the way they assess the pervasiveness and urgency of the problem and in the solutions they propose.
Summary Book Review Economic Injustice and the Rhetoric of the American Dream by Luke Winslow:
Download or read book Economic Injustice and the Rhetoric of the American Dream written by Luke Winslow and published by Lexington Books. This book was released on 2017-07-24 with total page 188 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Economic Injustice and the Rhetoric of the American Dream explores public conversations about why some Americans are rich and others are poor. That question prompts a politically urgent and intellectually valuable inquiry into the rhetorical resources Americans employ to make sense of their peculiar economic arrangements.
Summary Book Review Rehabilitating Inerrancy in a Culture of Fear by Carlos R. Bovell:
Download or read book Rehabilitating Inerrancy in a Culture of Fear written by Carlos R. Bovell and published by Wipf and Stock Publishers. This book was released on 2012-02-20 with total page 184 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The notion that the Bible is inerrant in everything it teaches is something those with conservative upbringings are conditioned to take for granted. However, after being exposed to scholarship in biblical studies and other disciplines, some draw the unexpected conclusion that inerrancy as a doctrine is in dire need of serious revamping. Unfortunately, inerrantist politics and culture are making the constructive, restorative process impossible to intitiate. In Rehabilitating Inerrancy in a Culture of Fear, Carlos Bovell offers a synoptic overview of the issues to be addressed if inerrancy is to survive as a viable bibliological option.
Summary Book Review A Faith of Our Own by Jonathan Merritt:
Download or read book A Faith of Our Own written by Jonathan Merritt and published by Hachette UK. This book was released on 2012-05-08 with total page 224 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Every day, major headlines tell the story of how Christianity is attempting to influence American culture and politics. But statistics show that young Americans are disenchanted with a faith that has become culturally antagonistic and too closely aligned with partisan politics. In this personal yet practical work, Jonathan Merritt uncovers the changing face of American Christianity by uniquely examining the coming of age of a new generation of Christians. Jonathan Merritt illuminates the spiritual ethos of this new generation of believers who engage the world with Christ-centered faith but an un-polarized political perspective. Through personal stories and biblically rooted commentary this scion of a leading evangelical family takes a close, thoughtful look at the changing religious and political environment, addressing such divisive issues as abortion, gay marriage, environmental use and care, race, war, poverty, and the imbalance of world wealth. Through Scripture, the examples of Jesus, and personal defining faith experiences, he distills the essential truths at the core of a Christian faith that is now just coming of age.
Summary Book Review U2 and the Religious Impulse by Scott Calhoun:
Download or read book U2 and the Religious Impulse written by Scott Calhoun and published by Bloomsbury Publishing. This book was released on 2018-02-08 with total page 256 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: U2 and the Religious Impulse examines indications in U2's music and performances that the band work at conscious and subconscious levels as artists who focus on matters of the spirit, religious traditions, and a life guided by both belief and doubt. U2 is known for a career of stirring songs, landmark performances and for its interest in connecting with fans to reach a higher power to accomplish greater purposes. Its success as a rock band is unparalleled in the history of rock 'n' roll's greatest acts. In addition to all the thrills one would expect from entertainers at this level, U2 surprises many listeners who examine its lyrics and concert themes by having a depth of interest in matters of human existence more typically found in literature, philosophy and theology. The multi-disciplinary perspectives presented here account for the durability of U2's art and offer informed explanations as to why many fans of popular music who seek a connection with a higher power find U2 to be a kindred spirit. This study will be of interest to scholars and students of religious studies and musicology, interested in religion and popular music, as well as religion and popular culture more broadly.
Author :Edited by Mitzi J. Budde and Don Thorsen Publisher :Paulist Press Release Date : ISBN 10 :9781587683329 Pages : pages File Format : PDF, EPUB, TEXT, KINDLE or MOBI Rating :4.8/5 (332 users download)
Summary Book Review Unity in Mission by Edited by Mitzi J. Budde and Don Thorsen:
Download or read book Unity in Mission written by Edited by Mitzi J. Budde and Don Thorsen and published by Paulist Press. This book was released on with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: