The State of the Evangelical Mind

by Todd C. Ream, Jerry Pattengale, Christopher J. Devers     |     Book Summary


Author: Todd C. Ream, Jerry Pattengale, Christopher J. Devers
Publisher: IVP Academic
Date: 2018
Pages: 179

Book Summary of The State of the Evangelical Mind by Todd C. Ream, Jerry Pattengale, Christopher J. Devers


In 1994, the William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company released The Scandal of the Evangelical Mind by Mark Noll. In the book, Noll critiqued the evangelical community for a discernable lack of intellectual engagement in western culture. 

Initially, Noll’s book was named “Book of the Year” by Christianity Today. Years later, evangelical scholars continue to recognize The Scandal of the Evangelical Mind as a book that had a tremendous impact on the evangelical community as a whole. 

Nevertheless, new questions are now being asked about the state of the mind within the evangelical movement. Have evangelicals forgotten Noll’s warnings? Have evangelicals made progress on the issue of intellectual engagement? Are evangelicals prepared to take advantage of the opportunities before them in the twenty-first century? 

The State of the Evangelical Mind is a collection of essays that seeks to address and answer these questions. “Amid these realities, the contributors to this volume collectively seek to assess the state of the evangelical mind, identify its unique contributions, and chart a way forward.” (p. 13)





The State of the Evangelical Mind

by Todd C. Ream, Jerry Pattengale, Christopher J. Devers

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Book Summary of The State of the Evangelical Mind by Todd C. Ream, Jerry Pattengale, Christopher J. Devers

AuthorTodd C. Ream, Jerry Pattengale, & Christopher J. Devers
PublisherIVP Academic
Date2018
Pages179


Overview:

In 1994, the William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company released The Scandal of the Evangelical Mind by Mark Noll. In the book, Noll critiqued the evangelical community for a discernable lack of intellectual engagement in western culture. 

Initially, Noll’s book was named “Book of the Year” by Christianity Today. Years later, evangelical scholars continue to recognize The Scandal of the Evangelical Mind as a book that had a tremendous impact on the evangelical community as a whole. 

Nevertheless, new questions are now being asked about the state of the mind within the evangelical movement. Have evangelicals forgotten Noll’s warnings? Have evangelicals made progress on the issue of intellectual engagement? Are evangelicals prepared to take advantage of the opportunities before them in the twenty-first century? 

The State of the Evangelical Mind is a collection of essays that seeks to address and answer these questions. “Amid these realities, the contributors to this volume collectively seek to assess the state of the evangelical mind, identify its unique contributions, and chart a way forward.” (p. 13)