Five books about the mess we’re in

31 Oct

For anyone who cares to understand how we’ve gotten ourselves in our present ecclesiastical mess, I’d suggest that he read the following five works:

America’s God, Mark Noll
Revival and Revivalism, Iain Murray
The Democritization of American Christianity, Nathan Hatch
Christianity’s Dangerous Idea, Alister McGrath
Promise Unfulfilled, Rolland McCune


Posted by on October 31, 2011 in Fundamentalism, Pastoral, Society


3 responses to “Five books about the mess we’re in

  1. conservativesojourner

    October 31, 2011 at 10:29 am

    What about:
    Fundamentalism and American Culture and
    Reforming Fundamentalism
    By George Marsden?

  2. Michael Riley

    October 31, 2011 at 10:32 am

    I’ve read both, and I’d say that Reforming Fundamentalism definitely left a more lasting impression; it’s a great read and I’d definitely recommend it.

    I suppose it’s kinda sad that we could add several volumes to a list like this.

  3. Nathan Hitz

    November 20, 2011 at 11:41 pm

    Recommended: Jesus Made In America, by Stephen Nichols. More so a popular-level introduction than the books above, but worthwhile nonetheless.

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