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Why We're Not Emergent by Kevin DeYoung
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Jun 30, 08

bookshelves: post-college, non-fiction
Recommended for: anyone interested in the church or theology
Read in June, 2008

Since I've started reading about the emergent church, I've approached it with a mix of interest and hesitancy. One problem I've always had has been that I've had a hard time pinning down what exactly emergentness is, as it's such a multifaceted movement with no one willing to speak for anyone else. The amount of reading that I would have to do in order to actually be able to know what emergent leaders (generally) stand for is just too much for me to think about, and perhaps what I appreciated most about this book was that it was able to distill many of the writings of the Bells and Brian McClarens into some fairly solid statements about issues like the roles of scripture and doctrine in Christianity. For this alone it was worth the read. As an added bonus, the authors critique these stances.
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