In a new book, Reforming or Conforming?: Post-Conservative Evangelicals and the Emerging Church, thirteen Reformed scholars, including Dr. Scott Clark of Westminster Seminary in California, take on postmodern evangelicals and provide a solid, biblical critique of their ideas.
While self-described â€œpost-conservative evangelicalsâ€ enjoy increasing influence in the evangelical world, they represent a significant challenge to biblical faith. Popularizers like Brian McLaren (of Emergent Church fame) trade on the work of scholars like Stan Grenz, John Franke, and Roger Olson, whose â€œinnovationsâ€ represent a major makeover of traditional and historic evangelical theology. This is especially the case with the doctrines of Scripture, the atonement, and the character of God.
In Reforming or Conforming?, scholars join editors Gary Johnson and Ron Gleason in analyzing and critiquing the ideas of those who promote postmodernism as a positive force in theology. Pastors, laymen, and college students will find this book a helpful resource in understanding and refuting postmodern evangelicalism. Foreword by David F. Wells.