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The Post-Evangelical (North American Edition)

Dave Tomlinson

The Post-Evangelical (North American Edition)

Dave Tomlinson

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You believe in the God of the Bible--but you cringe when church leaders oversimplify, trivialize, and absolutize the faith.You're not alone. You're likely among an increasing number of post-evangelicals: Christians growing restless within the bounds of the evangelical orthodoxy they were raised in or trained in--especially its culturally-influenced precepts and mores--and thirsting for something deeper. Something that makes sense.Author Dave Tomlinson encountered these same issues in Great Britain as he approached the writing of The Post-Evangelical. He quickly discovered that many in the church are hungering for a safe place to express their questions, doubts, and insights without being branded "liberals" or--worse yet--"heretics."Far from skewering its subject, The Post-Evangelical actually endorses steps toward rather that away from the roots of evangelicalism--while stridently challenging its man-made rules and regulations that have, for all intents and purposes, become "gospel."A

- Publisher Evangelicalism was great--for its time. For a growing number of Christians weaned on modern evangelicalism, the subculture and absolutism that accompany the dogma no longer fit. When asked, "Are you a Christian?" we find ourselves responding, "That depends on what you mean by 'Christian.'" Dave Tomlinson, a rather "outside-the-box" Anglican priest in London, caused a major stir in the UK in 1995 with the release of The Post-Evangelical. We North Americans weren't ready for his book then. But now, almost a decade later, large numbers of North American believers are finding it increasingly difficult to classify our faith, especially into terms like "evangelical," " liberal," or "conservative." Could there be something else? Something new? This is not about a cloaked move to liberalism. Or a full-frontal dive into relativism. Instead, The Post-Evangelical actually represents a step toward, rather than away, from one's evangelical roots, exploring controversial topics such as: * Inerrancy of Scripture: Looking at the Bible as God's story * Truth: How do we know it, or can we know it? * The World: Can we actually enjoy ourselves while down here? * Liberal vs. Conservative: Getting beyond labels For some, this will come as a dangerous threat--proof that we're surely on that cliched "slippery slope.". For others, the many who've been wondering if there's a version of Christianity to which they can still ascribe, these words will come as a refreshing and potentially surprising relief--an "I'm not alone" oasis. Either way, the thoughts on these pages will bring about feisty discussion and reflective thought.

- Publisher

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About "The Post-Evangelical (North American Edition)"

You believe in the God of the Bible--but you cringe when church leaders oversimplify, trivialize, and absolutize the faith.You're not alone. You're likely among an increasing number of post-evangelicals: Christians growing restless within the bounds of the evangelical orthodoxy they were raised in or trained in--especially its culturally-influenced precepts and mores--and thirsting for something deeper. Something that makes sense.Author Dave Tomlinson encountered these same issues in Great Britain as he approached the writing of The Post-Evangelical. He quickly discovered that many in the church are hungering for a safe place to express their questions, doubts, and insights without being branded "liberals" or--worse yet--"heretics."Far from skewering its subject, The Post-Evangelical actually endorses steps toward rather that away from the roots of evangelicalism--while stridently challenging its man-made rules and regulations that have, for all intents and purposes, become "gospel."A
- Publisher

Evangelicalism was great--for its time. For a growing number of Christians weaned on modern evangelicalism, the subculture and absolutism that accompany the dogma no longer fit. When asked, "Are you a Christian?" we find ourselves responding, "That depends on what you mean by 'Christian.'" Dave Tomlinson, a rather "outside-the-box" Anglican priest in London, caused a major stir in the UK in 1995 with the release of The Post-Evangelical. We North Americans weren't ready for his book then. But now, almost a decade later, large numbers of North American believers are finding it increasingly difficult to classify our faith, especially into terms like "evangelical," " liberal," or "conservative." Could there be something else? Something new? This is not about a cloaked move to liberalism. Or a full-frontal dive into relativism. Instead, The Post-Evangelical actually represents a step toward, rather than away, from one's evangelical roots, exploring controversial topics such as: * Inerrancy of Scripture: Looking at the Bible as God's story * Truth: How do we know it, or can we know it? * The World: Can we actually enjoy ourselves while down here? * Liberal vs. Conservative: Getting beyond labels For some, this will come as a dangerous threat--proof that we're surely on that cliched "slippery slope.". For others, the many who've been wondering if there's a version of Christianity to which they can still ascribe, these words will come as a refreshing and potentially surprising relief--an "I'm not alone" oasis. Either way, the thoughts on these pages will bring about feisty discussion and reflective thought.
- Publisher

Meet the Author

Dave Tomlinson

Dave Tomlinson is the vicar of St. Luke's Church, Holloway, in North London, and former leader of Holy Joe's, an unconventional church group that meets in a London pub. He's a popular writer and speaker and holds a masters degree in Biblical Interpretation. Dave is married to Pat, and together they have three grown-up children and two grandchildren.

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  • Catalogue Code 192765
  • Product Code 0310253853
  • EAN 9780310253853
  • UPC 025986253851
  • Pages 160
  • Department Academic
  • Category Church
  • Sub-Category Church Life/issues
  • Publisher Emergent Ys
  • Publication Date Aug 2003
  • Dimensions 237 x 158 x 18 mm
  • Weight 0.363kg

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