A recent New York Times essay by David Brooks, “The Dissenters Trying to Save Evangelicalism From Itself,” kicked up quite a stir. Possibly missed in the brouhaha was an unusually detailed plan of action for saving evangelicalism, provided by none other than legendary Mere Fidelity guest (and honorary host) Tim Keller. So we invited him back on to talk about it — all of it: the Christian Mind Project, the “second-generation” problem, the notion of “diagonalizing,” and much, much more.
“The Dissenters Trying to Save Evangelicalism from Itself” by David Brooks [paywall]
Destroyer of the gods: Early Christian Distinctiveness in the Roman World, by Larry Hurtado
Thinking Through Creation, by Christopher Watkin (diagonalization)
Attack Upon Christendom, by Soren Kierkegaard
Jesus and the Eyewitnesses: The Gospels as Eyewitness Testimony, by Richard Bauckham
The Democratization of American Christianity, by Nathan Hatch
Saint Joan: A Chronicle Play in Six Scenes and an Epilogue, by George Bernard Shaw
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