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About the Author

D. A. Carson (PhD, University of Cambridge) is research professor of New Testament at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in Deerfield, Illinois, and is the author or editor of more than fifty books, including The God Who Is There and How Long, O Lord? He is one of the founders of The Gospel show more Coalition and an active guest lecturer in academic and church settings around the world. show less


Works by D. A. Carson

An Introduction to the New Testament (1992) 2,815 copies, 9 reviews
Exegetical Fallacies (1984) 2,721 copies, 18 reviews
A Call to Spiritual Reformation (1992) 2,100 copies, 9 reviews
Commentary on the New Testament Use of the Old Testament (2007) — Editor — 1,751 copies, 5 reviews
Becoming Conversant with the Emerging Church (2005) 1,313 copies, 8 reviews
New Testament Commentary Survey (2001) 1,189 copies, 7 reviews
The Gagging of God (1996) 1,175 copies, 4 reviews
Christ and Culture Revisited (2008) 1,159 copies, 7 reviews
The Difficult Doctrine of the Love of God (1999) 1,146 copies, 3 reviews
Worship by the Book (2002) — Editor — 1,000 copies, 2 reviews
For the Love of God, Volume 1 (2006) 645 copies, 1 review
The Intolerance of Tolerance (2012) 616 copies, 15 reviews
Scripture and Truth (1992) 502 copies
Telling the Truth (2000) — Editor; Contributor — 475 copies, 1 review
For the Love of God, Volume 2 (1999) 413 copies, 1 review
Love in Hard Places (2002) 394 copies, 1 review
Hermeneutics, Authority, and Canon (1986) — Editor; Contributor — 314 copies, 1 review
God with Us: Themes from Matthew (1985) 132 copies, 1 review
Prophetic From The Center (2019) 58 copies
Holy Sonnets of the Twentieth Century (1994) 40 copies, 1 review
Comentario de Mateus, O (2011) 9 copies
Erreurs d'exégèse (2012) 8 copies
NIV Zondervan Study Bible (2015) 6 copies
Matthew 3 copies
Exegetikai tévedések (2021) 3 copies
Louvor (2017) 3 copies
O Cristão Verdadeiro (2018) 3 copies
Evangelicalism (2012) 2 copies
Encontro com a palavra de Deus (2018) 2 copies, 1 review
Textos fuera de contexto (2016) 2 copies
Doctoral Study 1 copy, 1 review
Five Gospels, No Christ 1 copy, 1 review
Sonship 1 copy
Zo is God 1 copy

Associated Works

The Case for Christ: A Journalist's Personal Investigation of the Evidence for Jesus (1998) — Contributor, some editions — 9,281 copies, 89 reviews
The Deliberate Church: Building Your Ministry on the Gospel (2021) — Foreword — 1,886 copies, 12 reviews
For the Fame of God's Name: Essays in Honor of John Piper (2010) — Contributor — 544 copies
Honest Evangelism (2015) — Foreword — 379 copies, 3 reviews
The Trials of Theology: Becoming a 'Proven Worker' in a Dangerous Business (2010) — Contributor — 179 copies, 2 reviews


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Common Knowledge



Carson is a bit of a brain, and I tend to be skeptical of culture war-type talking points, even if they're points I agree with.

But Carson peels back the curtain and gets to something important. I admit wondering at the end whether I just read something that was supposed to encourage me in my walk and work in the Lord or something that was supposed to make me more disappointed in the state of my society. But even if his goal was more the latter, it made my heart yearn more for this world, and the people swept along by it's zeitgeist.
The Introduction and chapter 1 do an excellent job setting the tone and starting point. If the Old and New Tolerances are new concepts to you (and not another parlance for concepts you've already deeply considered), then read this book. It's good.
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thebluemagus | 14 other reviews | Jun 19, 2024 |
Lewis.Noles | 8 other reviews | Mar 23, 2024 |
Mais um excelente livro de D. A. Carson. O que precisa ser traduzido! A única coisa que peca e deixar as notas de rodapé no final do livro. De resto, perfeito.
wilsonportejr | 8 other reviews | Nov 30, 2023 |
From Goodreads:

I found Carson’s book to be an incredibly helpful rejoinder to Niebuhr’s classic “Christ and Culture.” Carson writes as a conservative evangelical critical of Niebuhr’s typology, arguing that Niebuhr’s mistake was to present his options as possible alternatives than emphases. Carson defends his thesis mostly in terms of biblical theology, advocating for an integrated reading of the major “turning points” of the biblical narrative. When we do that, we see that matters of Christian engagement with Scripture is highly dependent on various factors including historical, political, and social contexts. This is, in fact, a point Niebuhr is willing to concede in his final chapter of “Christ and Culture” but one he seems unwilling to really wrestle with since he is too personally committed to his Christ transforming culture paradigm.

Readers may grow frustrated with Carson after the second chapter since the rest of the book feels more disconnected from what preceded it as well as Niebuhr’s book. But there are still some interesting ideas in these sections, particularly Carson’s analysis of the four major forces exerting pressure on Christians today in modern democratic nations: secularism, democracy, freedom, and power.

The weakest chapter might be Carson’s summary of Christian relations to the state, all of which basically assume democracy as the most acceptable option even if he is unwilling to say it is the Christian ideal. This is more assumed than proven. And while he is willing to cede some differences in the American and French revolutions, I’m not sure I know why Carson thinks that other than an assumed cultural Christianity rooted in a particular reading of the First Amendment. This, of course, revolves around ideas of establishmentarianism, which as a Baptist, Carson must inevitably reject. I would have benefited from seeing a little more of his work in this area.
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rdhasler | 6 other reviews | Nov 14, 2023 |



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