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Rethinking "Christ and Culture"

eBook|Jan 2007
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Craig Carter critiques Niebuhr's still pervasive models and proposes a typology better suited to mission after Christendom.In 1951, theologian H. Richard Niebuhr published Christ and Culture , a hugely influential book that set the agenda for the church and cultural...


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Craig Carter critiques Niebuhr's still pervasive models and proposes a typology better suited to mission after Christendom.In 1951, theologian H. Richard Niebuhr published Christ and Culture, a hugely influential book that set the agenda for the church and cultural engagement for the next several decades. But Niebuhr's model was devised in and for a predominantly Christian cultural setting. How do we best understand the church and its writers in a world that is less and less Christian? Craig Carter critiques Niebuhr's still pervasive models and proposes a typology better suited to mission after Christendom.Craig A. Carter (PhD, University of St. Michael's College) is associate professor of religious studies at Tyndale University College and Seminary in Toronto, Ontario, and author of The Politics of the Cross.

In 1951, theologian H. Richard Niebuhr published Christ and Culture, a hugely influential book that set the agenda for the church and cultural engagement for the next several decades. But Niebuhr's model was devised in and for a predominantly Christian cultural setting. How do we best understand the church and its writers in a world that is less and less Christian? Craig Carter critiques Niebuhr's still pervasive models and proposes a typology better suited to mission after Christendom.
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Craig A Carter

Dr. Craig A. Carter (PhD, University of St. Michael's College, Toronto) is Professor of Religious Studies at Tyndale University and Seminary, Toronto. Dr Carter has two main interests reflected in his writing: Systematic theology and Christianity and culture. His thesis on John Howard Yoder was published as The Politics of the Cross: The Theology and Social Ethics of John Howard Yoder (Brazos Press) and Rethinking Christ and Culture: A Post-Christendom Perspective (Brazos Press). After serving for eight years as an administrator and faculty member at Atlantic Baptist University, He came to Tyndale in 2000 as Vice President and Academic Dean. Dr Carter is now at work on several writing projects including a popular book for lay people on the Nicene Faith as the central, consensual basis of Christian doctrine, and Theism or Trinitarianism? The Evangelical Doctrine of God and Ancient Christian Orthodoxy contracted with InterVarsity Press for 2010.