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The Emerging Church Part 2

The leaders of the post-modern “Emerging Church” movement attempted to address and remedy some of the pressing issues that they believed challenged the church at the close of the 20th  century: rigidity, consumerism, imperialism, legalism and more. Influential authors like Tony Jones, Brian McLeran, Eddie Gibbs and Ryan Bolger shaped thought in American seminaries and churches for years to follow.  R. Scott Smith offers a thoughtful assessment of the strengths and concerns he sees in the ideas and methodology of the Emerging Church in this second 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 The Emerging Church: Understanding and Assessing a Complex Movement. This is part 2 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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