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Inter-Varsity Press A Theology As Big As the City

"As we look at the world - class cities around our planet, we face five new urban realities: a crack cocaine epidemic, assault weapons, massive numbers of homeless children, HIV/AIDS and (in the U.S.) what Time magazine has called 'the browning of America.' The needs of the urban population are greater than ever." How does God see the city? What does Scripture have to say about urban ministry? Here is a biblical theology beginning with Genesis and continuing through to Revelation that will constantly surprise and challenge you.
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Date:April 6, 2002
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Tim Lovegrove
This book is a disappointment for those looking for a biblically faithful "theology" for the city. Bakke takes significant liberties with the text of Scripture under the guise of "theological reflection." Conn & Ortiz wrote: "Jumping too quickly from the cities of the twentieth century to the urban vocabulary of the Old Testament can be hazardous to one's hermeneutical health." Sadly, Bakke does not heed this warning. His acceptance of many critical speculations about Scripture is also disappointing. Read Conn & Ortiz's "Urban Ministry" or Greenway/Monsma's "Cities" instead.
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