Engaging with Keller: Thinking Through the Theology of an Influential Evangelical

Engaging with Keller Thinking Through the Theology of an Influential Evangelical Tim Keller s name is known across the evangelical world His work as a pastor teacher has found expression both in the urban ministries of Redeemer Presbyterian Church in New York and in his many writ

  • Title: Engaging with Keller: Thinking Through the Theology of an Influential Evangelical
  • Author: Iain D. Campbell William M. Schweitzer
  • ISBN: 9780852349281
  • Page: 391
  • Format: Paperback
  • Tim Keller s name is known across the evangelical world His work as a pastor teacher has found expression both in the urban ministries of Redeemer Presbyterian Church in New York, and in his many writings Keller s books, in turn, have spawned Bible study courses and generated a great measure of discussion about key biblical concepts, as he has sought to make the gospel rTim Keller s name is known across the evangelical world His work as a pastor teacher has found expression both in the urban ministries of Redeemer Presbyterian Church in New York, and in his many writings Keller s books, in turn, have spawned Bible study courses and generated a great measure of discussion about key biblical concepts, as he has sought to make the gospel relevant for a modern generation In this collection of essays, written from within the same evangelical constituency, several writers engage with different aspects of Keller s though While indebted to Keller in many ways, they also wish to examine his position in the light of Scripture and to work constructively as well as critically with his published works That such an influential figure should be the subject of discussion is not surprising what will be surprising to many is that not all evangelicals are prepared to accept without question all of Keller s conclusions or formulations This is a book to stimulate discussion and to remind us that God s Word must always be our final judge in matters of theology, evangelism and apologetics.

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    1. Interesting read in which some scholarly UK Presbyterian pastors and one American Presbyterian pastor highlight several areas where Tim Keller "has failed in his self assigned task to communicate the old orthodoxy in relevant ways to a contemporary, postmodern audience.""Some people think that critiquing someone's theology implies that we must be impugning the man's character or his motivations. But this is hardly the case. Theology is a demanding business, and the best of us get it wrong someti [...]

    2. This book is a model of critical engagement with a brother in Christ. Almost all of the authors are respectful and appreciative of Keller's ministry. Most are not reticent to praise Keller even as they critique significant aspects of his ministry. The manuscript was also submitted to Keller for feedback. I disagreed most with the chapter by Hart. This, no doubt, is because he was arguing for a Presbyterian ecclesiology while I am a Baptist. However, the other essays I found to be careful treatme [...]

    3. What was the point of this book? I have been listening to Keller for almost 4 years already and plenty of the concerns raised here could have been alleviated by listening to him more and even his lectures or more careful reading. Chapter after chapter was merely "I would have done it differently than Keller" Or "Keller should be clearer" As if it was Keller's job to write a systematic theology or any other authors purpose in sharing their sermons on print. No other author is held to that standar [...]

    4. This is largely an "in-house" Presbyterian critique (lots of talk about the Westminster Standards and Keller's Presbyterianism) however there were some really helpful things to chew on. Some of the critiques, however, were not super strong and felt like splitting hairs at times. Overall, a helpful polemic in good spirit.

    5. This book, which is an evaluation of Tim Keller's teaching, is tastefully done and well written. The final chapter which evaluates him on the basis of his PCA affiliation is the least helpful chapter if you're a non Presbyterian however even in that chapter there is profit. This is an important read for those who are being influenced by Keller's books.

    6. As someone who has benefited immensely from Keller's work, I found this to be a fair appraisal of some of his emphases and a helpful corrective to any tendency to allow helpful insights to become controlling paradigms.

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