Item description for Contemporary Evangelicalism and the Restoration of the Prototypal Church by Alan J. Delotavo...
The book that challenges Christians to re-think what the church is
There is something profound in contemporary evangelical movement that evangelicals have been sensing. Now! This study shows that, indeed, embedded in the movement is the paradigm of the original theological and ecclesiological frameworks of Christian faith.
Since the Reformation, the Holy Spirit has been restoring, one block at a time, the original characteristics of the Christian church through gospel-oriented ecclesial movements. And these movements are culminating in contemporary evangelicalism. Thus, in this later movement, we see the cumulative full bloom of the essential features of the original Christian church.
However, the history of the Christian church is loaded with exclusivist and separatist reactions to historical revelations that are supposed to be holistically integrated. Thus, each ecclesial movement is regarded as a separate denominational configuration. This study emphasizes the need to integrate all the essential gospel-oriented revelations embedded in the history of the Christian church. When this holistic integration happens, then there will be a grand new reformation! Then begins the internal and holistic regeneration of present-day churches back to one whole prototypal Christian church!
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Studio: Wipf & Stock Publishers
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.99" Width: 6.34" Height: 0.51" Weight: 0.72 lbs.
Release Date Jun 1, 2007
Publisher Wipf & Stock Publishers
ISBN 1556353952 ISBN13 9781556353956
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More About Alan J. Delotavo
About the Author Alan J. Delotavo, (PhD, Theology-Ethics), uniquely fuses candid theological critiques and profound life experiences in his writings. As a former theologian and minister, he thought he knew the depths of faith. However, it was his years spent taking a life-changing journey along the rugged edges of life that transformed him into a new person with a fresh perspective of faith and human life. Out of confusion he found new revelations. Out of brokenness he found new life. He hopes that his books inspire the development of a grander, and more liberating and empowering faith beyond the confinements of sectarian traditions. He is passionate about writing books that refreshes our outlook on faith and guide us toward a more creative and fulfilling lives. Visit his website at www.delotavo.com
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A very significant work Feb 10, 2010
"This well-reasoned study of Dr. Delotavo is both challenging and uplifting. He sees in the contemporary evangelical movement the same dynamics of the original apostolic church, offering hope for new and greater reformation in the future. A very significant work." --Robert E. Coleman, Distinguished Professor of Evangelism and Discipleship, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School
"The book sounds a needed wake up call to the churches and denominations to reassess their priorities." --Gordon Lewis, Senior Professor of Christian Philosophy and Theology, Denver Seminary
"A vibrant and alternative vision of a different evangelicalism." --Wolfgang Vondey, Regent University School of Divinity, in Religious Studies Review