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prov·o·ca·tion - something that provokes, arouses, or stimulates. pant - to long eagerly; yearn. a collection of thoughts intended to provoke and inspire. these posts are hoping to encourage people to think, especially Christians, and pant even harder for the waterbrooks of the Lord. If you are not a believer in Christ Jesus, I welcome your perspective and encourage your investigation on these matters.

Wednesday, December 28, 2005

Submitting Some of My Homework: Emerging Church and Postmodernism

It has been said that I needed to do some homework on the Emerging Church and postmodernism, so I have attempted to get started. Below is my bibliography thus far (no articles as of yet). In the future, I hope to provide some internet resources as well. Let me explain some of the colors: Bold Faced = Primary Sources (IMO) Red = Postmodernism Orange = Emerging Church Movement Green = Evangelicalism Blue = Not Yet Published (i.e. 2006 publication date) Right now, this bibliography includes 219 books. Although this is a lengthy list, the bibliography is in no way meant to be comprehensive. My homework is just beginning . . . So here you go. ******************************** ******************************** Alston, Renee N, Ivy Beckwith, and Spencer Burke. Stumbling Toward Faith: My Longing to Heal from the Evil That God Allowed. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2004. Atkinson, Gordon. ReaLivePreacher.com. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2004. Barrett, Lois Y. Treasure in Clay Jars: Patterns in Missional Faithfulness. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2004. Bell, Rob. Velvet Elvis: Repainting the Christian Faith. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2005. Bloesch, Donald G. The Future of Evangelical Christianity: A Call for Unity Amid Diversity. New York: Doubleday, 1983. Borg, Marcus J. and N.T. Wright. Meaning of Jesus: Two Visions. New York: HarperSanFrancisco, 2000. Burke, John. No Perfect People Allowed: Creating a Come as Your Are Culture in the Church. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2005. Burke, Spencer, Renee N. Alston, and Ivy Beckwith. Making Sense of Church: Eavesdropping on Emerging Conversations about God, Community, and Culture. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2003. Driscoll, Mark. The Radical Reformisson: Reaching Out Without Selling Out. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2004. Campbell, Jonathan, Jennifer Campbell, and Brian D. McLaren. The Way of Jesus: A Journey for Pilgrims and Wanderers. Hoboken, NJ: Jossey-Bass, 2005. Carson, D.A. Becoming Conversant with the Emerging Church: Understanding a Movement and Its Implications. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2005. _________, ed. Telling the Truth: Evangelizing Postmoderns. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2000. _________. The Gagging of God: Christianity Confronts Pluralism. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2002. Carpenter, Joel A. Revive Us Again: The Reawakening of American Fundamentalism. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1997. Christensen, Michael, and Leonard Sweet. Equipping the Saints: Mobilizing Laity for Ministry. Nashville: Abington Press, 2000. Clapp, Rodney. Border Crossings: Christian Trespasses on Popular Culture and Public Affairs. Grand Rapids: Baker, 2000. _________. “How Firm a Foundation: Can Evangelicals Be Nonfoundationalists?” in Border Crossings: Christian Trespasses on Popular Culture and Public Affairs. Grand Rapids: Baker, 2000. Clark, David K. and John S. Feinberg. To Know and Love God: Method for Theology. Wheaton, IL: Crossway, 2003. Coffey, Ian and Eddie Gibbs. Church Next. Downer’s Grove, IL: InterVarsity, 2001. Cole, Neil, and Leonard Sweet. Organic Church: Growing Faith Where Life Happens. Hoboken, NJ: Jossey-Bass, 2005. Conder, Tim, Renee N. Alston, and Ivy Beckwith. The Church in Transition: The Journey of Existing Churches Into the Emerging Culture. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2006. Dayton, Donald W. Discovering an Evangelical Heritage. New York: Harper & Row, 1976. Dockery, David S., ed. The Challenge of Postmodernism: An Evangelical Engagement. Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, 2001. Dorrien, Gary. The Remaking of Evangelical Theology. Louisville: Westminster John Knox, 1998. Erickson, Millard J. Postmodernizing the Faith: Evangelical Responses to the Challenge of Postmodernism. Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, 1998. _________. The Evangelical Left: Encountering Postconservative Evangelical Theology. Grand Rapids: Baker, 1997. _________. The New Evangelical Theology. Westwood, NJ: Revell, 1968. _________. The Postmodern World: Discerning the Times and the Spirit of Our Age. Wheaton, IL: Crossway, 2002. _________. Truth or Consequences: The Promise & Perils of Postmodernism. Downer’s Grove, IL: InterVarsity, 2001. Erickson, Millard J., Paul Kjoss Helseth, and Justin Taylor. Reclaiming the Center: Confronting Evangelical Accommodation in Postmodern Times. Wheaton, IL: Crossway, 2004. Franke, John R. “Postmodern Evangelical Theology: A Nonfoundationalist Approach to the Christian Faith” in Alister E. McGrath and Evangelical Theology. ed. Sung Wook Chung. Grand Rapids: Baker, 2003. _________. “Scripture, Tradition, and Authority: Reconstructing the Evangelical Conception of Sola Scriptura” in Evangelicals and Scripture: Tradition, Authority, and Hermeneutics. eds. Dennis L. Okholm, et al. Downer’s Grove, IL: InterVarsity, 2004. _________. The Character of Theology: An Introduction to Its Nature, Task, and Purpose. Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, 2005. Frazee, Randy, and Dallas Willard. The Connecting Church: Beyond Small Groups to Authentic Community. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2001. Frei, Hans. The Eclipse of Biblical Narrative: A Study in Eighteenth and Nineteenth Century Hermeneutics. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 1974. Geisler, Norman L., ed. Inerrancy. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 1980. Gibbs, Eddie and Ryan Bolger. Emerging Churches: Creating Christian Community in Postmodern Cultures. Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, 2005. Goldman, Alvin I. Knowledge in a Social World. New York: Oxford University Press, 1999. Gordon, Graham. What If You Got Involved? Taking a Stand Against Social Injustice. Waynesboro, GA: Gabriel Resources, 2004. Grenz, Stanley J. A Primer on Postmodernism. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1996. _________. “Articulating the Christian Belief-Mosaic” in Evangelical Futures: A Conversation on Theological Method. ed. Stackhouse, John G., Jr. Grand Rapids: Baker, 2000. _________. “Nurturing the Soul, Informing the Mind: The Genesis of the Evangelical Scripture Principle” in Evangelicals and Scripture: Tradition, Authority, and Hermeneutics.. eds. Dennis L. Okholm, et al. Downer’s Grove, IL: InterVarsity, 2004. _________. Reason for Hope: The Systematic Theology of Wolfhart Pannenberg. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2005. _________. Renewing the Center: Evangelical Theology in a Post-Theological Era. Grand Rapids: Baker, 2000. _________. Revising Evangelical Theology: A Fresh Agenda for the 21st Century. Downer’s Grove, IL: InterVarsity, 1993. _________. The Millennial Maze: Sorting Out Evangelical Options. Downer’s Grove, IL: InterVarsity, 1992. _________. The Moral Quest: Foundations of Christian Ethics. Downer’s Grove, IL: InterVarsity, 2000. _________. The Named God and the Question of Being: A Trinitarian Theo-Ontology. Louisville: Westminster John Knox, 2005. _________. The Social God and the Relational Self: A Trinitarian Theology of the Imago Dei. Louisville: Westminster John Knox, 2001. _________. Theology and the Community of God. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1999. _________. What Christians Really Believe and Why. Louisville: Westminster John Knox, 1998. Grenz, Stanley J., and Leighton Ford. Created for Community: Connecting Christian Belief with Christian Living. Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, 1998. Grenz, Stanley J., and Roger E. Olson. Who Needs Theology? An Invitation to the Study of God. Downer’s Grove, IL: InterVarsity, 1996. _________. 20th-Century Theology: God and the World in a Transitional Age. Downer’s Grove, IL: InterVarsity, 1993. Grenz, Stanley J., and John R. Franke. Beyond Foundationalism: Shaping Theology in a Postmodern Context. Louisville: Westminster John Knox, 2000. Groothuis, Douglas. Truth Decay: Defending Christianity Against the Challenges of Postmodernism. Downer’s Grove, IL: InterVarsity, 2000. Guder, Darrell, L. The Continuing Conversion of the Church. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2000. Guder, Darrell L. and Lois Barrett, eds. Missional Church: A Vision for the Sending of the Church in North America. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1998. Hart, D.G. Deconstructing Evangelicalism: Conservative Protestantism in the Age of Billy Graham. Grand Rapids: Baker, 2004. _________. Defending the Faith: J. Gresham Machen and the Crisis of Conservative Protestantism in Modern America. Baltimore: John Hopkins University Press, 1994. Hauerwas, Stanley M. A Better Hope: Resources for a Church Confronting Capitalism, Democracy, and Postmodernity. Grand Rapids: Brazos Press, 2000. _________. A Community of Character: Toward a Constructive Christian Social Ethic. Notre Dame: University of Notre Dame Press, 1988. _________. After Christendom? Nashville: Abingdon, 1991. _________. Against the Nations: War and Survival in a Liberal Society. Notre Dame: University of Notre Dame Press, 1992. _________. Christian Existence Today: Essays on Church, World, and Living Between. Grand Rapids: Brazos Press, 2001. _________. Dispatches from the Front: Theological Engagements with the Secular. Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 1995. _________. The Peaceable Kingdom: A Primer in Christian Ethics. Notre Dame: University of Notre Dame Press, 1984. _________. Wilderness Wanderings. Jackson, TN: Westview Press, 1998. Hauerwas, Stanley M. and Charles Pinches. Christian Among the Virtues: Theological Conversations with Ancient and Modern Ethics. Notre Dame: University of Notre Dame Press, 1997. Hauerwas, Stanley M. and William H. Willimon. Resident Aliens. Nashville: Abingdon, 1989. _________. The Truth about God. Nashville: Abingdon Press, 1999. _________. Where Resident Aliens Live: Exercises for Christian Practice. Nashville: Abingdon, 1996. Henderson, Jim, and Brian D. McLaren. A.K.A. Lost: Discovering Ways to Connect with the People Jesus Misses Most. Colorado Springs, CO: Waterbrook Press, 2005. Henry, Carl F.H. and Richard J. Mouw. The Uneasy Conscience of Modern Fundamentalism. 1947 reprint. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2003. Hicks, Peter. Evangelicals and Truth: A Creative Proposal for a Postmodern Age. Downer’s Grove, IL: InterVarsity, 1998. Horton, Michael S., ed. A Confessing Theology for Postmodern Times. Wheaton, IL: Crossway, 2000. _________. “Yale Postliberalism: Back to the Bible?” in A Confessing Theology for Postmodern Times. ed. Michael S. Horton. Wheaton, IL: Crossway, 2000. Hunter, George G. The Celtic Way of Evangelism: How Christianity Can Reach the West . . . Again. Nashville: Abingdon, 2000. Jenkins, Philip. The Next Christendom: The Coming of Global Christianity. New York: Oxford University Press, 2002. Jones, Peter. Capture the Pagan Mind: Paul’s Blueprint for Thinking and Living in the New Global Culture. Nashville: Broadman & Holman, 2003. Jones, Tony. Postmodern Youth Ministry: Exploring Cultural Shift, Creating Holistic Connections, Cultivating Authentic Community. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2001. _________. Read, Think, Pray, Live. Colorado Springs, CO: NavPress, 2003. Jones, Tony, and Phyllis Tickle. The Sacred Way: Spiritual Practices for Everyday Life. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2005. Kallenberg, Brad J. Live to Tell: Evangelism for a Postmodern Age. Grand Rapids: Brazos Press, 2002. Kenneson, Philip. “There Is No Such Thing as Objective Truth, and It’s a Good Thing, Too,” in Christian Apologetics in the Postmodern World. ed. Timothy Phillips and Dennis Okholm. Downer’s Grove, IL: InterVarsity, 1995. Kimball, Dan A., Renee N. Alston, and Ivy Beckwith. Emerging Worship: Creating New Worship Gatherings for Emerging Generations. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2004. _________. The Emerging Church: Vintage Christianity for New Generations. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2003. Kirk, J. Andrew and Kevin J. Vanhoozer. To Stake a Claim: Mission and the Western Crisis of Knowledge. Maryknoll, NY: Orbis, 1999. Kirkham, Richard L. Theories of Truth: A Critical Introduction. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 1997. Knight, Henry H. III. A Future for Truth: Evangelical Theology in a Postmodern World. Nashville: Abingdon, 1997. Koukl, Greg and Francis Beckwith. Relativism: Feet Firmly Planted in Mid-Air. Grand Rapids: Baker, 2000. Lewis, Robert and Rob Wilkins. The Church of Irresistible Influence. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2003. Lindbeck, George A. The Nature of Doctrine: Religion and Theology in a Postliberal Age. Louisville: Westminster John Knox, 1984. Lindbeck, George A., and James J. Buckley. The Church in a Postliberal Age. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2003. Lints, Richard. The Fabric of Theology. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1993. Long, Jimmy. Emerging Hope: A Strategy for Reaching Postmodern Generations. Downer’s Grove, IL: InterVarsity, 2004. Lundin, Roger. The Culture of Interpretation: The Christian Faith and the Postmodern World. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1993. Lyotard, Jean-Francois. The Postmodern Condition: A Report on Knowledge. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 1984. Machen, J. Gresham. Christianity and Liberalism. 1923 reprint. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1990. Marsden, George M. Evangelicalism in Modern America. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1984. _________. Fundamentalism and American Culture: The Shaping of the Twentieth-Century Evangelicalism 1870-1925. New York: Oxford University Press, 1980. McCallum Dennis, ed. The Death of Truth. Minneapolis: Bethany, 1996. McKinley, Rick. Jesus in the Margins: Finding God in the Places We Ignore. Sisters, OR: Multmomah, 2005. McKnight, Scot. Embracing Grace: A Gospel for All of Us. Orleans, MA: Paraclete Press, 2005. _________. Praying with the Church: Developing a Daily Rhythm for Spiritual Formation. Orleans, MA: Paraclete Press, 2006. _________. The Jesus Creed: Loving God, Loving Others. Orleans, MA: Paraclete Press, 2004. _________. The Story of the Christ. Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, 2006. _________. Turning to Jesus: The Sociology of Conversion in the Gospels. Louisville: Westminster John Knox, 2002. McKnight, Scot, and Grant R. Osborne. The Face of New Testament Studies: A Survey of Recent Research. Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, 2004. McLaren, Brian D. A New Kind of Christian: A Tale of Two Friends on a Spiritual Journey. Hoboken, NJ: Jossey-Bass, 2001. _________. Finding Faith: A Self-Discovery Guide for Your Spiritual Quest. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2000. _________. More Ready Than You Realize: Evangelism as Dance in the Postmodern Matrix. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2002. _________. The Church on the Other Side: Doing Ministry in the Postmodern Matrix. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2003. _________. The Last Word and the Word After That: A Tale of Faith, Doubt, and a New Kind of Christianity. Jossey-Bass, 2005. _________. “The Method, the Message, and the Ongoing Story,” in The Church in Emerging Culture: Five Perspectives. ed. Leonard Sweet. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2003. _________. The Story We Find Ourselves In: Further Adventures of a New Kind of Christian. Hoboken, NJ: Jossey-Bass, 2003. McLaren, Brian D., Renee N. Alston, and Ivy Beckwith. A Generous Orthodoxy: Why I Am a Missional, Evangelical, Post/Protestant, Liberal/Conservative, Mystical/Poet, Biblical, Charismatic/Conte. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2004. McLaren, Brian D., Tony Campolo, and Donald Clarke. Adventures in Missing the Point: How the Culture-Controlled Church Neutered the Gospel. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2003. McManus, Erwin Raphael. An Unstoppable Force: Daring to Become the Church God Had in Mind. Loveland, CO: Group Publishing, 2001. _________. Chasing Daylight: Seize the Power of Every Moment. Nashville: Nelson Books, 2006. _________. Seizing Your Divine Moment: Dare to Live a Life of Adventure. Nashville: Nelson Books, 2002. _________. The Barbarian Way: Unleash the Untamed Faith Within. Nashville: Nelson Books, 2005. _________. Uprising: A Revolution of the Soul. Nashville: Nelson Books, 2003. Middleton, J. Richard and Brian J. Walsh. Truth Is Stranger than It Used to Be: Biblical Faith in a Postmodern Age. Downer’s Grove, IL: InterVarsity, 1995. Miller, Donald. Blue Like Jazz: Nonreligious Thoughts on Christian Spirituality. Nashville: Nelson Books, 2003. _________. Searching for God Knows What. Nashville: Nelson Books, 2004. _________. Through Painted Deserts: Light, God, and Beauty on the Open Road. Nashville: Nelson Books, 2005. Minatrea, Milfred. Shaped by God’s Heart: The Passion and Practices of Missional Churches. Hoboken, NJ: Jossey-Bass, 2004. Mohler, Albert R., Jr. “Reformist Evangelicalism: A Center Without a Circumference?” in A Confessing Theology for Postmodern Times. ed. Michael S. Horton. Wheaton, IL: Crossway, 2000. Moreland, J.P. and William Lane Craig. Philosophical Foundations of a Christian Worldview. Downer’s Grove, IL: InterVarsity, 2003. Murphy, Nancey. Anglo-American Postmodernity: Philosophical Perspectives on Science, Religion, and Ethics. Boulder, CO: Westview, 1997. _________. Beyond Liberalism and Fundamentalism: How Modern and PostModern Philosophy Set the Theological Agenda. Harrisburg, VA: Trinity Press International, 1996. _________. Reconciling Theology and Science: A Radical Reformation Perspective. Kitchener, Ontario: Pandora, 1997. _________. “Textual Relativism, Philosophy of Language, and the Baptist Vision,” in Theology Without Foundations: Religious Practice and the Future of Theological Truth. eds. Stanley Hauerwas, Nancey Murphy, and Mark Nation. Nashville: Abingdon, 1994. Myers, Joseph R. Organic Community: Creating a Place Where People Naturally Connect. Grand Rapids: Baker, 2006. Myers, Joseph R., Renee N. Alston, and Ivy Beckwith. The Search to Belong: Rethinking Intimacy, Community, and Small Groups. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2003. Noll, Mark A. Between Faith and Criticism: Evangelicals, Scholarship, and the Bible in America. San Franscisco: Harper & Row, 1986. _________. “The Princeton Theology,” in Reformed Theology in America: A History of Its Modern Development. ed. David F. Wells. Grand Rapids: Baker, 1997. Olson, Roger E. “Postconservative Evangelical Theology and the Theological Pilgrimage of Clark Pinnock,” in Semper Reformandum: Studies in Honour of Clark H. Pinnock. eds. Stanley E. Porter and Anthony R. Cross. Carlisle, England: Paternoster, 2003. _________. “Reforming Evangelical Theology” in Evangelical Futures: A Conversation on Theological Method. ed. John G. Stackhouse, Jr. Grand Rapids: Baker, 2000. _________. The Story of Christian Theology: Twenty Centuries of Tradition and Reform. Downer’s Grove, IL: InterVarsity, 1999. Ortberg, John. Everybody’s Normal Till You Get to Know Them. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2003. _________. If You Want to Walk on Water, You’ve Got to Get Out of the Boat. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2001. Pagitt, Doug. Church Re-Imagined: The Spiritual Formation of People in Communities of Faith. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2005. Pagitt, Doug, Kathryn Prill, and Colleen Shealer Olson. Bodyprayer: The Posture of Intimacy with God. Colorado Springs, CO: Waterbrook Press, 2005. Pagitt, Doug, Renee N. Alston, and Ivy Beckwith. Preaching Re-Imagined: The Role of Sermon in Communities of Faith. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2005. Pannenberg, Wolfhart. Systematic Theology. Vol. 1. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1993. _________. Systematic Theology. Vol 2. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1994. _________. Systematic Theology. Vol 3. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1997. Pannenberg, Wolfhart, Duane A. Priebe, and Lewis L. Wilkins. Jesus—God and Man. Louisville: Westminster John Knox, 1983. Penner, Marv, ed. Christianity and the Postmodern Turn: Six Views. Grand Rapids: Baker, 2005. Penning, James M. and Corwin E. Smidt. Evangelicalism: The Next Generation. Grand Rapids: Baker, 2002. Phillips, Timothy R., and Dennis Okholm, eds. Christian Apologetics in the Postmodern World. Downer’s Grove, IL; InterVaristy, 1995. _________, eds. The Nature of Confession: Evangelicals and Liberals in Conversation. Downer’s Grove, IL: InterVarsity, 1996. Pinnock, Clark H. Tracking the Maze: Finding Our Way Through Modern Theology from an Evangelical Perspective. San Francisco: Harper & Row, 1990. Plantinga, Alvin. “Reason and Belief in God,” in Faith and Rationality: Reason and Belief in God. eds. Alvin Plantinga and Nicholas Wolterstorff. Notre Dame, IN: University of Notre Dame Press, 1983. _________. Warranted Christian Belief. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2000. Plantinga, Alvin and Nicholas Wolterstorff, eds. Reason and Belief in God. Notre Dame, IN: University of Notre Dame Press, 1983. Rabey, Steve. In Search of Authentic Faith: How Emerging Generations Are Transforming the Church. Colorado Springs, CO: Waterbrook Press, 2001. Rorty, Richard. Contingency, Irony, and Solidarity. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1989. _________. Objectivity, Relativism and Truth. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1990. Roxburgh, Alan J. Reaching a New Generation: Strategies for Tomorrow’s Church. Vancouver, BC: Regent College Publishing, 2003. Russinger, Greg, Alex Field, and Erwin Raphael McManus. Practitioners: Voices Within the Emerging Church. Ventura, CA: Regal Books, 2005. Sandras, Eric. Buck-Naked Faith: A Brutally Honest Look at Stunted Christianity. Colorado Springs, CO: NavPress, 2004. Schults, F. Leon. Reforming Theological Anthropology: After the Philosophical Turn to Rationality. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2003. Schults, F. Leon and Wolfhart Pannenberg. The Postfoundationalist Task of Theology: Wolfhart Pannenberg and the New Theological Rationality. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1999. Seay, Chris, Renee N. Alston, and Ivy Beckwith. Faith of My Fathers: Conversations with Three Generations of Pastors about Church, Ministry, and Culture. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2005. Sjogren, Steve. 101 Ways to Reach Your Community. Colorado Springs, CO: NavPress, 2001. Slaugher, Michael, and Warren Bird. Real Followers: Beyond Virtual Christianity. Nashville: Abington Press, 1999. Slaugher, Michael, Warren Bird, and Leonard Sweet. Unlearning Church: Just When You Thought You Had Leadership All Figured Out! Loveland, CO: Group Publishing, 2001. Smith, R. Scott. Truth and the New Kind of Christian: The Emerging Effects of Postmodernism in the Church. Wheaton, IL: Crossway, 2005. _________. Virtue Ethics and Moral Knowledge: Philosophy of Language After McIntyre and Hauerwas. Burlington, VA: Ashgate, 2003. Stackhouse, John G., Jr. Evangelical Futures: A Conversation on Theological Method. Grand Rapids: Baker, 2000. Stetzer, Ed. Planting Churches in a Postmodern Age. Nashville: Broadman & Holman, 2003. Stevick, Daniel B. Beyond Fundamentalism. Richmond: John Knox Press, 1964. Sweet, Leonard. Aquachurch: Essential Leadership Arts for Piloting Your Church In Today’s Culture. Loveland, CO: Group Publishing, 1999. _________. Carpe Manana: Is Your Church Ready to Seize Tomorrow? Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2001. _________. Faithquakes. Nashville: Abington Press, 1995. _________. Jesus Drives Me Crazy! Lose Your Mind, Find Your Soul. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2003. _________. Out of the Question . . .Into the Mystery: Getting Lost in the Godlife Relationship. Colorado Springs, CO: Waterbrook Press, 2004. _________. Postmodern Pilgrims: First Century Passion for the 21st Century Church. Nashville: Broadman & Holman, 2000. _________. Soultsunami: Sink or Swim in New Millennium Culture. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2001. _________, ed. The Church in Emerging Culture: Five Perspectives. Grand Rapids: Baker, 2003. _________. Three Hardest Words: in the Word to Get Right. Colorado Springs, CO: Waterbrook Press, 2006. Sweet, Leonard, Jerry Haselmayer, and Brian D. McLaren. A Is for Abductive: The Language of the Emerging Church. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2003. Tomlinson, Dave, and Dallas Willard. The Post-Evangelical. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2003. Turner, Matthew Paul. The Coffeehouse Gospel: Sharing Your Faith in Everyday Conversation. Orlando: Relevant Books, 2004. Van Huyssteen, J. Wentzel. Essays in Postfoundationalist Theology. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1997. _________. Theology and the Justification of Belief: Constructing Theories in Systematic Theology. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1989. Vanhoozer, Kevin J. Is There Meaning in the Text? The Bible, the Reader, and the Morality of Literary Knowledge. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 1998. _________. The Drama of Doctrine: A Canonical-Linguistic Approach. Louisville: Westminster John Knox, 2005. _________. “The Semantics of Biblical Literature: Truth and Scripture’s Diverse Literary Forms,” in Hermeneutics, Authority, and Canon. eds. D.A. Carson and John D. Woodbridge. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 1986. _________. “The Voice and the Actor: A Dramatic Proposal About the Ministry and Minstrelsy of Theology,” in Evangelical Futures: A Conversation on Theological Method. ed. John G. Stackhouse, Jr. Grand Rapids: Baker, 2000. Veith, Gene Edward, Jr. Postmodern Times: A Christian Guide to Contemporary Thought and Culture. Wheaton, IL: Crossway, 1994. Webber, Robert E. Ancient-Future Faith: Rethinking Evangelicalism for a Postmodern World. Grand Rapids: Baker, 1999. _________. The Younger Evangelicals: Facing the Challenges of the New World. Grand Rapids: Baker, 2002. Webber, Robert E. and Donald G. Bloesch, eds. The Orthodox Evangelicals: Who They Are and What They Are Saying. Nashville: Thomas Nelson, 1978. Wells, David F. Above All Earthly Pow’rs: Christ in a Postmodern World. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2005. _________. God in the Wasteland: The Reality of Truth in a World of Fading Dreams. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1995. _________. Losing Our Virtue: Why the Church Must Recover Its Moral Vision. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1999. _________. No Place for Truth: Or, Whatever Happened to Evangelical Theology? Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1994. _________. “On Being Evangelical: Some Theological Differences and Similarities,” in Evangelicalism: Comparative Studies of Popular Protestantism in North America, the British Isles, and Beyond, 1700-1990. eds. Mark A. Noll, David W. Bebbington, and George A. Rawlyk. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1994. Wells, David F. and John D. Woodbridge, eds. The Evangelicals: What They Believe, Who They Are, Where They Are Changing. Nashville: Abingdon, 1975. Willard, Dallas. Hearing God: Developing a Conversational Relationship with God. Downer’s Grove, IL: InterVarsity, 1999. _________. Renovation of the Heart: Putting on the Character of Christ. Colorado Springs, CO: NavPress, 2002. _________. The Divine Conspiracy: Rediscovering Our Hidden Life in God. New York: HarperSanFrancisco, 1998. _________. The Great Omission: Rediscovering Jesus’ Essential Teachings on Discipleship. New York: HarperSanFrancisco, 2006. Willard, Dallas, and Don Simpson. Revolution of Character: Discovering Christ’s Pattern for Spiritual Transformation. Colorado Springs, CO: NavPress, 2005. Wolterstorff, Nicholas. Reason Within the Bounds of Religion. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1976. Wright, N.T. Following Jesus: Biblical Reflections on Discipleship. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1995. _________. Jesus and the Victory of God. Minneapolis: Augsburg Fortress, 1994. _________. The Challenge of Jesus: Rediscovering Who Jesus Was and Is. Downer’s Grove, IL: InterVarsity, 1999. _________. The Contemporary Quest for Jesus. Minneapolis: Augsburg Fortress, 2002. _________. The Last Word: Beyond the Bible Wars to a New Understanding of the Authority of Scripture. New York: HaperSanFrancisco, 2006. _________. The New Testament and the People of God. Minneapolis: Augsburg Fortress, 1992. _________. The Resurrection and the Son of God. Minneapolis: Augsburg Fortress, 2003. _________. What Saint Paul Really Said: Was Paul of Tarsus the Real Founder of Christianity? Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1997. _________. Who Was Jesus? Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1993. Yaconelli, Michael, Renee N. Alston, and Ivy Beckwith. Stories of Emergence: Moving from Absolute to Authentic. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2003. ******************************** ******************************** Sorry about the italics not being in the titles - they left when I copied and pasted this post! Too much to redo!


Blogger Evette Percy said...

Highly recommend "The Gagging of God." It is huge on the subject and the most informative book I have ever read. Carson's exegitical skills will transform your study..ENJOY!


12/28/2005 01:04:00 PM

Blogger -mike- said...

wow. Have fun!

12/28/2005 03:27:00 PM

Blogger Timmy said...


I agree. I have using Carson's GOG in much of my religious pluralism research has much to say here as well. It has to be one of the most definitive books in the last 10 years.

12/28/2005 03:50:00 PM

Blogger joe kennedy said...

whoa. sweet.

andrew jones (tallskinnykiwi) was my first guide into all things emerging. derek webster (an IMB guy, then in Austria, now in Switzerland, and sent out by Mosaic in LA) put me onto him. turns out derek served with a friend of mine from mobile and nobts (michelle badon). anyway, they're all pretty legit.

long way to say, andrew jones had posted a list of "personal mdiv books." jordon cooper did the same. i'll post the links.

jordon cooper

andrew jones

email me sometime, i'd like to get your email address. (you can find mine in my header on my blog- i try not to publish it in text because spammers pick up on it.)

12/29/2005 03:40:00 AM

Blogger Timmy said...

Thank you Joe for the links. I am looking to add content to this list, and you have helped in that. I will also email you.

Although it is evident (through my comments and posts) that I am not the head cheerleader of the EC movement, I would like to be able to have a solid understanding of the movement, its premise and presuppositions, philosophical foundations, theological framework, etc. I am just beginning, so I hope to be able to have something more substantive to say in the future . . .

12/29/2005 04:17:00 AM

Blogger Scott Slayton said...

Amazing list. Thanks for the fruit of your work.

12/29/2005 08:42:00 PM

Blogger Papa Giorgio said...


I do not know you, but I hate you!

You caused me to spend lots of money at amazon.


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