God & Culture
Essays in Honor of Carl F.H. Henry
Imprint: Wipf and Stock
This book examines a number of facets of contemporary culture and sets forth what thoughtful Christians have been and should be thinking about each one. Written in honor of Carl F.H. Henry on the occasion of his eightieth birthday, the essays in God and Culture are on these topics and by these contributors: -hermeneutics Kevin J. Vanhoozer -pluralism D.A. Carson -eschatology Geoffrey W. Bromiley -anthropology Robert J. Priest -psychology Warren J. Heard, Jr. -philosophy George I. Mavrodes -history Lewis W. Spitz -economics Ian Smith -law Phillip E. Johnson -politics Sir Fred Catherwood -literature Leland Ryken -art Edmund P. Clowney -media Larry W. Poland -science Charles B. Thaxton -environment Loren Wilkinson -bioethics Nigel M. de S. Cameron -human sexuality Armand M. Nicholi, Jr. -personal life-style and leisure J.I. Packer Each of these authors has demonstrated a profound interest in thinking "Christianly" about his subject. Some of the essays scan the ways previous Christians have tried to evaluate each cultural "slice"; all of them offer some guidance regarding what Christians need to bear in mind as our culture rushes on. Some contributors adopt the well-known grid of H. Richard Niebuhr in his classic Christ and Culture; others cut fresh paths. The aim throughout is to foster fidelity to Christ and his gospel while encouraging a comprehensive Christian outlook on our rapidly changing world.
D.A. CARSON is research professor of New Testament at Trinity Evangelical Divinity
School, Deerfield, Illinois.
JOHN D. WOODBRIDGE is professor of church history at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School.
"In a sense, Carl F.H. Henry launched the contemporary evangelical intellectual enterprise. His Uneasy Conscience of Modem Fundamentalism (1947) came as a clarion call to theological conservatives to leave their self-imposed isolation and bring biblical convictions into the arena of modem culture.
"This volume is a fitting tribute to an evangelical thinker who has modeled throughout a distinguished career the intellectual engagement he called others to undertake. The authors of these essays view through evangelical eyes a kaleidoscope of disciplines and issues ranging from pluralism to psychology, from science to sexuality, and from literature to leisure, The publication of God and Culture testifies that Henry's vision has captivated not only his colleagues but the next generation of evangelical scholars as well”
-Stanley J. Grenz – Cary/Regent College