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by Stanley J. Grenz


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Grenz articulates a fresh evangelical theology for our transitional time (& is not to diminish theology in itself but to recognise the emerging non-academic.

Grenz articulates a fresh evangelical theology for our transitional time. He describes the history of evangelicalism through to current post-evangelical and charismatic influence. He calls Christians to move beyond any polarities of liberals and conservatives to a renewed & that can address the needs of post-modern (and perhaps post-theological) context. & is not to diminish theology in itself but to recognise the emerging non-academic, foundationalist text based approach to theology.

Renewing the Center book. This book can basically be divided in two; tin the first half Stanley Grenz does a fantastic job of tracing the trajectories of evangelicalism

Renewing the Center book. This book can basically be divided in two; tin the first half Stanley Grenz does a fantastic job of tracing the trajectories of evangelicalism. Beginning with the Reformation, Grenz explores the legacies of the Reformers, the Puritans, the Pietists, the Princeton theology and neo-evangelicalism in the mid-20th century.

Renewing the Center is an important foundational book for the emerging church. Stanley J. Grenz (DTheol, University of Munich) was the Pioneer McDonald Professor of Theology and Ethics at Carey Theological College in Vancouver, British Columbia. He offers a balanced, carefully-argued, and lucid prescription for the way ahead.

Stanley Grenz (1950-2005) an Evangelical Baptist theologian, ethicist, and proponent of a postmodern evangelicalism. His Theology for the Community of God, a large work of nearly 900 pages, sets forth his postmodern evangelical theology. Grenz became a leading exponent of this approach, and thus can be considered as representative of postmodernism's influence on theology. Toward the end of his life, he was involved in the beginnings of the Emerging church movement.

Renewing the Center: Evangelical Theology in a Post-Theological Era, 2000. The Social God and the Relational Self: A Trinitarian Theology of the Imago Dei, 2001, (ISBN 0-664-22203-X). Rediscovering the Triune God: The Trinity in Contemporary Theology, 2004.

Renewing the Center : Evangelical Theology in a Post-Theological Era. by Stanley J. Grenz. A new take on evangelical theology re-interprets the role of Christian philosophy in the modern world. Select Format: Hardcover. ISBN13:9780801022395. Release Date:June 2004.

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A new take on evangelical theology re-interprets the role of Christian philosophy in the modern world.

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Opimath
Full of heresies specifically as regards anti-propositionalism.
Doukree
Stanley Grenz, Renewing The Center: Evangelical Theology in a Post-Theological Era (Grand Rapids: Baker, 2000)

Grenz articulates a fresh evangelical theology for our transitional time. He describes the history of evangelicalism through to current post-evangelical and charismatic influence. He calls Christians to move beyond any polarities of liberals and conservatives to a renewed `center' that can address the needs of post-modern (and perhaps post-theological) context. (`Post-theological' is not to diminish theology in itself but to recognise the emerging non-academic, non-huge-systematic-foundationalist text based approach to theology.) He articulates a belief mosaic for our times, champions a move towards Trinitarian local theologies, explores the place of science and other religions, and emphasises the role of the gathered community and their witness. Thus rather than bemoaning postmodernity and its influence on theology, he calls for a critical appropriation of postmodern insights in the evangelical theological task.

Originally reviewed in Darren Cronshaw `The Emerging Church: Spirituality and Worship Reading Guide.' Zadok Papers S159 (Autumn 2008).
Minha
I write this to encourage you to look beyond the only customer review this far. For example, start by simply clicking above to view all of the editorial reviews of this book. Many good minds have commended it to you.
I'd hate to see you decide not to read this book based on one other person's conclusions. I happen to disagree with him about the 'faulty historical premises', 'fallacies', 'tired old dichotomy' and 'caricatures'. But this is not the place to argue that. If you don't have your mind made up in agreement with that critic about this one, basic premise, then I encourage you to read the book and then decide what you think.
MARK BEN FORD
This is a book that reveals the breadth of what has become "evangelicalism" and reveals the degree to which evangelicals have capitualted to postmodernism to their own detrement. For example, Grenz on how we respond to other religions reaches the startling conclusion that our answer will come from the question: "Which theologising community articulates an interpretive framework that is able to provide the transcendent vision for the construction of the kind of world that the particular community itself is in fact seeking?" (p281). Clearly each religious community believes that its own vision is the best way to produce the kind of community it desires - but the question remains, who or what decides whether any goal or approach that pertains to any particular community is valid or superior to another? Without any obvious recourse to objective Truth (i.e. the revelation of Scripture) we are left helpless and only able to offer "well it works for me" apologetic. Grenz's reluctance to talk in Truth categories risks producing a "Christianity" that is so far removed from that of the New Testament as to be unrecognisable. It is right that Christians engage with our postmodern world and seek to understand it and respond to it - but this response causes me great concern.
Renewing the Center: Evangelical Theology in a Post-Theological Era download epub
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Author: Stanley J. Grenz
ISBN: 0801022398
Category: History
Subcategory: World
Language: English
Publisher: Baker Pub Group (November 1, 2000)
Pages: 366 pages