From the June, 2009 issue of Touchstone
culture Society’s Lord by Brad Green

Society’s Lord

Christ and Culture Revisited
by D. A. Carson
Eerdmans Publishing Co., 2008
(243 pages, $24.00, hardcover)

reviewed by Brad Green

D.A. Carson has set out to critique the classic work by H. Richard Niebuhr ( Christ and Culture, originally published in 1951), offer a more biblically grounded construal of “Christ and culture,” provide an overview of the key issues involved in thinking through contemporary “church-state” relations, and—for good measure—suggest why the fascination some Evangelical thinkers have with postmodernism might be a tad misplaced. All this in the scope of 243 pages. Quite a task.

Carson is Research Professor of Ne . . .


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