The Crisis of Evangelical Christianity
Roots, Consequences, and Resolutions
Imprint: Wipf and Stock
"Dr. Sewell leads us on a detailed journey through the history of Christianity to show how the contemporary church has come to be largely doctrinally shallow, spiritually stunted, and unable to address the pressing problems of our day. . . . He calls for a renewal of spiritual, intellectual, and practical Christianity in which evangelicalism would have the courage to critique itself, along with its traditions and doctrines, in the light of the authority of Scripture."
--Chris Gousmett, Private Theologian; Corporate Information Manager, Hutt City Council, New Zealand
"The Crisis of Evangelical Christianity is a rich mine of history as well as a minefield for most evangelicals. It provides the basis for an undergraduate or graduate course in the history of Evangelical Christianity, as it invites further investigation, debate, discussion, and possible 'reform.'"
--Mary Dengler, Professor of English, Codirector of the Kuyper Scholars Program, Dordt College
"Keith Sewell's appeal to fellow students in the school of Jesus Christ, who live amid the Anglosphere's evangelicalism, is this: 'Don't just sit there, do something!'"
--Bruce C. Wearne, Social Theorist, Point Lonsdale, Australia
"Keith Sewell's book is a prophetic voice with excellent analysis addressing serious issues in modern Evangelical Christianity. His views will offend many, as prophets do, yet most Christians need to wrestle with his well-grounded historical, theological, hermeneutical, and philosophical arguments."
--Thomas R. Wolthuis, Director, Geneva Campus Ministry, University of Iowa
"Sewell's book is the fruit of extensive and careful research. He challenges an Anglo-Saxon evangelical self-image that unwittingly narrows the impact of its characteristic activity and conversion focus to piety, churchgoing, moralism, and philanthropy. Reform along Dispensational and Charismatic lines has not significantly refocused it. Sewell's critique is needed and will prove uncomfortable."
--David R. Hanson, Retired Consultant Surgeon to the General Infirmary, Leeds, UK