Essay on The Major Threat Of Christianity

1406 Words Dec 11th, 2016 6 Pages
Christianity faces a major threat today, but it does not come from without; it comes from within. Many have labeled this threat as the “emerging church” movement. This is a reformist movement within Christian-oriented circles primarily characterized by protest (Carson 9, 14, 25). Few have taken up the task of discussing this movement in detail, but in D.A. Carson’s work on the subject, he exhaustively covers the movement and what it means for Christian-oriented people. Carson succeeds in this task, but there are several drawbacks that ought to be weighed concerning this work. D.A. Carson, the author of this book, is a well-educated individual. He has a Bachelor of Science from McGill University, a Masters of Divinity from the Central Baptist Seminary, Toronto, and a Doctor of Philosophy from Cambridge University (“D.A. Carson, PhD”). Currently, Carson serves as a research professor of the New Testament at the Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in Deerfield, Illinois, a position he has held since 1978 (“D.A. Carson, PhD”). Carson has also authored over fifty books during his career and has served as a denominational pastor in various places (D.A. Carson, PhD”). He writes from a Baptist perspective with compatibilist and Calvinist tendencies because he was raised in a Baptist environment (“D.A. Carson;” Carson 176). His qualifications, then, ensure that he writes from an educated, albeit biased, perspective. The work under consideration was not originally a book; rather, it…

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