Niebuhr's Christ & Culture
is widely considered one of the most significant books on social ethics written in modern times, but detractors are not as certain of its categories and judgments. Carson argues that all five of Niebuhr's categories are viable and should be viewed as part of one single overarching biblical vision. Called to live in the world, but not to be of it, Christians must maintain a balancing act that becomes more precarious the further our culture departs from its Judeo-Christian roots. While many other books on culture interact with Niebuhr, none of them takes anything like the biblical-theological approach adopted here. Groundbreaking and challenging. 240 Pages. Hardcover from Eerdmans.
D.A. Carson is research professor of New Testament at Trinity Evangelical School, Deerfield, Illinois. He has written nearly fifty other books, including The Gagging of God: Christianity Confronts Pluralism; How Long, O Lord? Reflections on Suffering and Evil; and Becoming Conversant with the Emerging Church.