Becoming Conversant with the Emerging Church: Understanding a Movement and Its Implications

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Harper Collins, 2005 - Religion - 250 pages
A careful and informed assessment of the 'emerging church' by a respected author and scholar 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.

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User Review  - David Gough - Christianbook.com

Many evangelicals, especially those who label themselves "reformed," stand in opposition to the emerging church movement. Few actually know why. In this book, D.A. Carson does a credible job ... Read full review

User Review  - Tom Klein - Christianbook.com

Bought this book with the understanding that it was one of the best books out on the Emergent Church. Carson has great understanding and deals with the movement on it's intelluctual level. The reviews ... Read full review

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D. A. Carson (PhD, Cambridge University) is research professor of New Testament at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in Deerfield, Illinois, where he has taught since 1978. He is co-founder (with Tim Keller) of the Gospel Coalition, and has written or edited nearly 60 books. He has served as a pastor and is an active guest lecturer in church and academic settings around the world.

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