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The Emerging Church

The impact of the “-isms” of modernity and postmodern thought on the American Christian church? How did the philosophy and methods of the “Emerging Church” of the early 2000’s differ from its predecessors’. What changes did its leading thinkers hope to affect and why?  Through intentional, constructive and compassionate dialogue wit both allies and critics alike, R. Scott Smith gained insight into the meaning and intentions of the Emerging Church movement. He shares them in this first part of a two-part series; The Emerging Church: Understanding and Assessing a Complex Movement.” This lecture took place on November 14, 2007, at a CSLI conference in Annandale, Virginia.

Enjoy this audio message from R. Scott Smith on Emerging Church - Part 1. This is part 1 of a 2 part series on "The Emerging Church: Understanding and Assessing a Complex Movement".

R. Scott Smith

R. Scott Smith, is associate professor of ethics and Christian Apologetics at Biola University. He authored Truth and the New Kind of Christian: The Emerging Effects of Postmodernism in the Church and Virtue Ethics and Moral Knowledge: Philosophy of Language After MacIntyre and Hauerwas (Ashgate 2003) as well as many articles and essays.  He has been a professor at Biola University. Christian Apologetics program since summer 2000. He has a B.A. in Political Science/Public Affairs and Administration from California State University at Hayward (now Cal State East Bay) in 1980, an M.A. in Philosophy of Religion and Ethics at Talbot School of Theology at Biola in 1995. He earned his Ph.D. in Religion and Social Ethics in 2000.


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