Book Review: God In The Wasteland

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INTRODUCTION Dr. David Falconer Wells was born in 1939. He is Distinguished Senior Research Professor at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. He is a Council member of the Alliance of Confessing Evangelicals. He is also co-signer of The Cambridge Declaration, which came about in 1996, due to his 1993 book No Place for Truth, or Whatever Happened to Evangelical Theology? “This book was highly critical of the Evangelical church in America for abandoning its historical and theological roots, and instead embracing the philosophies and pragmatism of the world.” In his 1994 book, God in the Wasteland: The Reality of Truth in a World of Fading Dreams, Dr. David Falconer Wells presents suggestions to remedy the present problem of modernism in our churches by calling for reform in the evangelical churches. He is the author of several books in which his evangelical theology engages with the modern church and world, and presents the present failings of pastors and churches that pursue a modernistic approach to theology. This is the second of a four-series book. BRIEF SUMMARY In God in the Waste, Dr. Wells presents solutions, or suggestions to resolve the issues described in his book, No Place for Truth, Or, Whatever Happened to Evangelical Theology (Eerdmans, 1993). Wells states; “This book [No Place for Truth] produced only half the picture I wanted to present, however. It offers an explanation of the cultural factors that have diminished the place and importance of theology in the church, but it offers no suggestions for a remedy of the problem.” He attempts to provide solutions, from a theological perspective, to the problem presented in his first book where modernism, technology, culture, and pastors bear a significant part of the blame in the changes the modern believers are facing in our churches today. Dr. Wells premise that Christianity has experienced,

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