Evangelical metamorphoses

The Remaking of Evangelical Theology, by Gary Dorrien

Who cares about evangelical theology? The American Academy of Religion rarely features it, though its membership includes a substantial number of evangelical theologians. Mainstream theological journals include it only occasionally. Indeed, given the stereotype of evangelicals as anti-intellectual and dogmatic, one might wonder whether there is such a thing as "evangelical theology."

Gary Dorrien, professor of religious studies and dean of the chapel at Kalamazoo College, is not an evangelical. He describes himself as "an Anglican social gospeler and dialectical theologian." But his new book takes evangelical theology seriously as an intellectual tradition, and treats it with admirable erudition and generosity of spirit, if not with full seriousness.

 

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