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Above All Earthly Pow'rs: Christ in a Postmodern World
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0802824552, Paperback)In our postmodern world, every view has a place at the table but none has the final say. How should the church confess Christ in todays cultural context? Above All Earthly Powrs, the fourth and final volume of the series that began in 1993 with No Place for Truth, portrays the West in all its complexity, brilliance, and emptiness. As David F. Wells masterfully depicts it, the postmodern ethos of the West is relativistic, individualistic, therapeutic, and yet remarkably spiritual. Wells shows how this postmodern ethos has incorporated into itself the new religious and cultural relativism, the fear and confusion, that began with the last centurys waves of immigration and have continued apace in recent decades. Wellss book culminates in a critique of contemporary evangelicalism aimed at both unsettling and reinvigorating readers. Churches that market themselves as relevant and palatable to consumption-oriented postmoderns are indeed swelling in size. But they are doing so, Wells contends, at the expense of the truth of the gospel. By placing a premium on marketing rather than truth, the evangelical church is in danger of trading authentic engagement with culture for worldly success. Welding extensive cultural analysis with serious theology, Above All Earthly Powrs issues a prophetic call that the evangelical church cannot afford to ignore.
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