Called to live in
the world, but not to be of it, Christians must maintain a balancing act that becomes more precarious the further our culture departs from its Judeo-Christian roots. How should members of the church interact with such a culture, especially as deeply enmeshed as most of us have become?
In this award-winning book -- now in paperback and with a new preface -- D. A. Carson applies his masterful touch to that problem. After exploring the classic typology of H. Richard Niebuhr with its five Christ-culture options, Carson offers an even more comprehensive paradigm for informing the Christian worldview. More than just theoretical, Christ and Culture Revisited
is a practical guide for helping Christians untangle current messy debates about living in the world.
-- Pastor of Capitol Hill Baptist Church, Washington, D.C.
"Don Carson here writes clearly, carefully, and helpfully about the timely topic of how Christians should engage culture. Well-suited to write such a volume, Carson exposes and explodes 'egregious reductionisms' which he says too often afflict Christians. Reading this book has sharpened my own understanding. So buy the book you're holding. Read it. Pass it along to folks in your congregation. And reduce 'egregious reductionisms'!"
-- Pastor of Redeemer Presbyterian Church, New York City
"There is no more crucial issue facing us today than the relationship of the church and the gospel to contemporary culture. Don Carson's treatment of this issue is the most balanced one out there. Rather than grinding an ax or pushing his own paradigm, he listens carefully to the Scripture and brings us in the end to a sophisticated simplicity about these matters. I highly recommend this book."
"Make room on the shelf for this penetrating book by Carson."
Equip to Disciple
"A valuable resource to help us think and live more consistently with God's will."
"This work is a cogently argued exploration of an evangelical Christian approach to the relationship of church and U.S. society. . . . A valuable contribution to the national discussion in the United States of 'public theology'."
"A fine overview and criticism of contemporary Protestant efforts to get the Christ-culture connection right."