God in the Wasteland: The Reality of Truth in a World of Fading Dreams

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Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing, 1994 - Religion - 278 pages
David F. Wells's award-winning book No Place for Truth--called 'a stinging indictment of evangelicalism's theological corruption' by TIME magazine--woke many evangelicals to the fact that their tradition has slowly but surely capitulated to the values and structures of the modern world. In God in the Wasteland Wells continues his work on a biblical antidote to the modernity that has invaded today's church.
 

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Continuing the examination of evangelical theology he started in No Place for Truth; or, Whatever Happened to Evangelical Theology (Eerdmans, 1993), Wells expands on the previous work by offering a ... Read full review

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Wonderful yard of mirrored balls! We can see ourselves (evangelicals) in the distorted images made out of the world's shiny "new" technologies and ideologies. The Biblical view of the world never held truer. Our focus must not continue to be distracted by the images but to rest on the sovereign, Holy God. 

Contents

Historical Developments
125
Boundaries
130
God the Holy
133
The Stranger in Our World
137
God the Knower
145
The Centrality of Truth
149
God on the Inside
152
The Sacred Canopy
153

The Alternative to God
35
The Scarecrow World
37
but Not of It
39
The Human Center
44
In a Postmodern Framework
46
Godlets and Godding
50
Manufactured in America
56
Clerics Anonymous
60
The Religious Economy
63
On Growing the Church
68
The New Vision
72
Workshops of Recovery
77
Engineering the Spiritual
84
The Weightlessness of God
88
Designer Religion
93
Uprooted from the World
95
Pastiche Personalities
97
Intellectuals
101
The Conquest of Reality
102
From Kant to Rorty
104
The Insurrection in Theology
107
The Therapy of Pride
111
The Saliency of God
113
The Caging of God
114
The Danger in God
115
The Outside God
118
God Who Is Above
122
A Peeling Canvass
154
The Tragic
159
The Death of Progress
160
The View from Outside
163
The Big Picture
166
Gods Hand in History
167
Curing the Worlds Ills
170
The View from Inside
174
The Evangelical Version
176
What God Is Doing
181
The Coming Generation
186
An Extended Family
188
The Vision of Theology
191
Ships in the Night
194
The Enchanted World
196
The World in a Lens
203
The Maze of Modernity
205
The Sum of It All
210
Speaking with a Different Voice
214
An Embarrassment of Being
216
The Disguise of Faith
220
A Strange Confidence
223
Appendix
228
Bibliography
257
Index
271
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