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Sintesi dell'editore

Has something indeed happened to evangelical theology and to evangelical churches? According to David Wells, the evidence indicates that evangelical pastors have abandoned their traditional role as ministers of the Word to become therapists and "managers of the small enterprises we call churches". Along with their parishioners, they have abandoned genuine Christianity and biblical truth in favor of the sort of inner-directed experiential religion that now pervades Western society.

Specifically, Wells explores the wholesale disappearance of theology in the church, the academy, and modern culture. Western culture as a whole, argues Wells, has been transformed by modernity, and the church has simply gone with the flow. The new environment in which we live, with its huge cities, triumphant capitalism, invasive technology, and pervasive amusements, has vanquished and homogenized the entire world. While the modern world has produced astonishing abundance, it has also taken a toll on the human spirit, emptying it of enduring meaning and morality.

Seeking respite from the acids of modernity, people today have increasingly turned to religions and therapies centered on the self. And, whether consciously or not, evangelicals have taken the same path, refashioning their faith into a religion of the self. They have been co-opted by modernity, have sold their soul for a mess of pottage. According to Wells, they have lost the truth that God stands outside all human experience, that he still summons sinners to repentance and belief regardless of their self-image, and that he calls his church to stand fast in his truth against the blandishments of a godless world.

The first of three volumes meant to encourage renewal in evangelical theology (the other two to be written by Cornelius Plantinga Jr. and Mark Noll), No Place for Truth is a contemporary jeremiad, a clarion call to all evangelicals to note well what a pass they have come to in capitulating to modernity, what a risk they are running by abandoning historic orthodoxy. It is provocative listening for scholars, ministers, seminary students, and all theologically concerned individuals.

©2017 David F. Wells (P)2017 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

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  • Generale
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  • Jess
  • 03/11/2020

a accurate survey of the American theological land

if you're going into the ministry or you are part of the laity this book gives you an accurate depiction of what the American theological landscape used to be compared to what it is now. David Welles is thought provoking and gives the backdrop for how far evangelicals have strayed from their roots.

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  • Generale
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  • Nanci White
  • 26/02/2021

Good, not great assertions

Although a bit dated, this is a decent representation of turn of events. The author meanders a bit but in some of the better sections lays out the history of specific cultural, religious, and political ideology in a way that... eventually... points out the effects we see today. However, keep in mind that statistics from ages past are according to those keeping the records and while the author conveys that the US had a literacy level of 95% at or near it’s founding, that number most likely does not include indigenous peoples, nor the slave population, and maybe not even women.

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  • Generale
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  • Estevan B. Trujillo
  • 12/02/2021

Where Has This Prophet Been

This book has more bookmarks than any of my others! A must read for any ministry leader in the modern day.

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  • Generale
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  • HXBaker
  • 25/01/2022

Slow

This is the most drawn out book that could the story could probably be told in half the time if it wasn’t so drawn out. I almost fell asleep driving while listening to it. I just couldn’t do it anymore.

  • Generale
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  • timothymccoy
  • 10/12/2021

A very Timely Reading 🕛

Recommend to all church folk. Especially those whom this work may be Pertaining to. Excellent !

  • Generale
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  • S. Kelly
  • 20/09/2021

The book is good though dated. Narrator was dry.

This is a very dated book and that can be distracting at times. Once you get past that, the content is good. You can see how many of the warnings that were made went unheeded and how his predictions came to pass.

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  • Tim TLO
  • 28/06/2021

Decent

A bit disjointed. Otherwise interesting at many points. Long. Decent historical analysis. Overall good listen. Much information.