Written expressly to encourage renewal in evangelical theology, this book explores the interface between Christian faith and the modern world in entirely new ways and with uncommon rigor.This sweeping analysis examines the collapse of theology in the church, the academy, and modern culture, raising profound questions about the future of conservative Protestant faith.
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Review 1 for No Place for Truth: Or Whatever Happened to Evangelical Theology?
Date:September 4, 2008
Donald R. Larter
I think your average Christian reader would probably do herself a favor by reading the last chapter of Wells book, and then putting it down. In fact, the copy I read had little penciled-in check marks in the margin every so often in the last chapter only, whereas there were none in the earlier chapters! Perhaps this is because the concluding chapter went a long way toward bringing the many disparate elements of the bulk of the book together.I agree with Wells that without a fully orbed theology of confession, reflection and wisdom, a revival in America that does not have as its basis the traditional bedrock truths of the faith will come to naught, a brief flash in the pan. What we need, then, is another Reformation, with modern-day Luthers nailing their 95 Theses to the doors of their churches, which today resemble shopping malls more than churches!Not having read Wells follow-up book God In the Wasteland, I can only hope he concentrates less on theory in that book and more on practice. How, for example, should Christians today express their commitment to truth in winning and winsome ways without compromise? What should biblical sermons sound like today? How can local churches inoculate congregants from that knee-jerk reaction of Boring! when attempting to incorporate sound theology into church curricula? And last, what is a short list of non-negotiable truths Christians must be committed to?
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Review 2 for No Place for Truth: Or Whatever Happened to Evangelical Theology?
Date:March 30, 2008
Stephen A Hatch
Excellent book, I read it years ago and have returned to it on occasion, I just purchased it recently to give to a friend.
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Review 3 for No Place for Truth: Or Whatever Happened to Evangelical Theology?
Date:December 5, 2005
This book is a sounding of the alarm to the state of the evangelical church in America. Wells clearly maps out and diagnosis past and present trends in the church particularly with the infiltration of post-modern thought. Post modern theological views are only becomming more and more "christianized" in this book is the discription of the disease while his next book "God in the Wasteland" is the vaccine.