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"Christ & Culture Revisited" by D. A. Carson

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In D. A. Carson's Christ & Culture Revisited, the author seeks to bring some biblical-theological insights to bear upon H. Richard Niebuhr's famous work, Christ and Culture. Carson begins with a reminder of Niebuhr's fivefold typology for discerning the relationship of Christ to culture (chapter 1), and then moves on to provide what he calls the "non-negotiables" of biblical theology such as creation, the fall, the call of Israel, the coming of Christ, and the eventual ushering in of the new heavens and new earth (chapter 2). Carson then turns his attention to a discussion of culture and postmodernism (chapter 3), secularism, democracy, freedom, and power (chapter 4), church and state (chapter 5), and then highlights some ongoing tensions within the Christ and culture discussion (chapter 6).


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Issue: "Beyond Nostalgia: The Risk of Orthodoxy" Sept./Oct. 2008 Vol. 17 No. 5 Page number(s): 50-51

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