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The Wisdom of the Spirit
Gospel, Church and Culture

ISBN 9781472435651
Published September 9, 2014 by Routledge
228 Pages

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Book Description

In this groundbreaking book exploring Christianity and contemporary culture, internationally-renowned scholars (including David Martin, Alister McGrath, Billy Abraham, Billy Kay and Pete Ward), interface with the legacy of Andrew Walker’s work and look forward in their own predictions of trends. Following Walker’s special interests in house churches, charismatic renewal, culture and faith, this book picks up on these themes and also looks more broadly at topics such as Pentecostalism, Alpha and post-Evangelicalism.

Table of Contents

Introduction; Retrieval and renewal: Andrew Walker, C.S. Lewis, and ‘Deep Church’, Alister E. McGrath; Catholic charismatics and restorationism in the UK, Keith Chappell; Symbiotic alchemy: mapping the futures of English revivalism and evangelicalism, Martyn Percy; Pentecostalism, William K. Kay; Exploring Alpha, James Heard; Fatherhood in British Evangelical Christianity: negotiating with mainstream culture, Kristin Aune; The widening gyre: counter-trends in evangelical theology and subculture, Robert Warner; Post-evangelicalism: exploring progressive orthodoxy, Dave Tomlinson; The charismata and the second naïveté, Nigel Goring Wright; Andrew Walker: on walking the interface between sociology and theology, David Martin; From the linear to the prototypical: an ecclesiology of the Third Article, William J. Abraham; Ahead of the game: Andrew Walker - an academic appreciation, Pete Ward; Interview with Professor Andrew Walker, conducted by the Revd Dr David Hilborn at Holy Trinity Brompton Church, London on 17 February 2011; References; Index.

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Pete Ward is one of the leading ecclesiologists - well-known nationally and internationally, and the founder of the ecclesiology and ethnography seminar group, which attracts hundreds of scholars all over the world. He is well known for his writings on evangelicalism and culture. Martyn Percy was from 2004-14 the Principal of Ripon College, Cuddesdon. He writes and teaches on practical and pastoral theology, and modern ecclesiology. In 2014, he was appointed Dean of Christ Church, Oxford.