Noting that "Christians in the 20th century have not been able to make up their minds whether God and our corporate lives have anything to do with each other," Dyrness explores the century's theological trends. Citing the impact of contemporary hermeneutics, Dyrness shows how the Bible still functions as a master narrative wherein Christians can find themselves. Dyrness addresses various aspects of contemporary culture, constructing a theology of embodiment that connects culture and worship in concrete ways.
For all those concerned with issues of religion and culture, particularly of the raging "Culture Wars," 'The Earth is God's' offers an informed Evangelical view that is at once balanced and hopeful.
Endorsements & Reviews-
"William Dyrness crafts a radical evangelical faith claim for the particularity of an American religious scene - specifically a theology of the earth and culture which takes seriously race-ethnicity, ecology, and art-aesthetics."
Dwight N. Hopkins, author of 'Shoes that Fit Our Feet'
"Our trinitarian God loves the created world enough to become incarnate in it. So we should accept - more: we should enthusiastically embrace - our corporate and bodily life. This is the message of Bill Dyrness' book. It's a good message."
Ted Peters, Professor of Systematic Theology, Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary and the Graduate Theological Union
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William A. Dyrness is Professor of Theology and Culture at Fuller Theological Seminary, Pasadena. Formerly President and Professor of Theology and Culture at New College, Berkeley, he has taught at the Asian Theological Seminary in the Philippines and at the Nairobi Evangelical Graduate School in Kenya. Dr. Dyrness is author of 'How Does America Hear the Gospel?' and 'Cross Cultural Theology'.