An Emergent Theology for Emerging Churches.
By Ray S. Anderson. InterVarsity Press, 2006; 236 pages.
In the past ten to fifteen years a grassroots ecclesiological movement known as the Emerging Church has been gaining momentum in Evangelicalism. The advent of publications by Brian McLaren, Rob Bell and others has helped to cement an identity for this position at the popular level. However, more traditional evangelicals, especially those of mainline denominations, have criticized the movement for its lacking theological foundation. In an Emergent Theology for Emerging Churches, Ray S. Anderson attempts to construct a theology that can serve as a starting point for the movement and as a reply to those skeptical of its Biblical basis. Read the rest of this entry »