Blais Church & Religious Supplies Since 1979
church   school   home
 Facebook  Twitter

Worldview Theory, Whiteness, and the Future of Evangelical Faith

See all products from FORTRESS ACADEMIC
 Worldview Theory, Whiteness, and the Future of Evangelical Faith
 Click to enlarge
Price: CDN$199.50
Product ID: 872608

The twenty-first century has seen energy passing between religious and political worldviews, kicking up dust around the identity- and conviction-based fault lines in American society. While many evangelical Christians have developed and deployed a "worldview theory" to describe and locate themselves within the world's ideological strife, Jacob Cook argues this approach has, in effect, compelled those listening to adopt the world's divisive modes of dealing with difference rather than living out a compelling alternative. As a popular framework for theology in recent history, world-viewing has driven its white evangelical adherents to narrate human lives in this world (including their own) in ways that warp Christian identity as a personal, social, and theological reality. Through close studies of key white evangelical leaders who utilized the worldview concept for political engagement and cultural transformation over the last century, Cook reveals why worldview theory is inept for grasping real human complexity and, moreover, how it forms a barrier to genuine life together as creatures in a world only the living God can really "view." In between these studies, he draws from current conversations in psychology, sociology, critical race studies, and other fields to deliver a vigorous critique of the worldview concept and its use as well as its underlying impulse--and to unmask what world-viewing shares with the history and spirit of whiteness. This book is for those wrestling with the relationship between Christianity and whiteness in America, how the dynamics of whiteness have become transparent and, thus, contentions, and where to go from here if one is to follow Jesus.

Product Details


Format: Hardcover
Pages: 344
Product Weight: 1.49 lbs
Author: Cook, Jacob Alan
Foreword by: Gushee, David P.
Publication Date: 2021-09-28
Language: English
Dewey Decimal Classification: 230.01
Number of Units in Package: 1

ISBN: 9781978708198