Who Gets to Narrate the World?: Contending for the Christian Story in an Age of Rivals

Overview

Who gets to narrate the world?

The late Robert Webber believed this question to be the most pressing issue of our time. Christianity in America, he preached, will not survive if Christians are not rooted in and informed by the uniquely Christian story that is the gospel of Jesus Christ.

This is the burden of Webber's final book, Who Gets to Narrate the World?: Contending for the Christian Story in an Age of Rivals. Convinced that American ...

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Overview

Who gets to narrate the world?

The late Robert Webber believed this question to be the most pressing issue of our time. Christianity in America, he preached, will not survive if Christians are not rooted in and informed by the uniquely Christian story that is the gospel of Jesus Christ.

This is the burden of Webber's final book, Who Gets to Narrate the World?: Contending for the Christian Story in an Age of Rivals. Convinced that American evangelicals are facing the demise of their entire way of life and faith, Webber challenges his readers to rise up and engage both the external and internal challenges confronting them today. This means that Christians must repent of their cultural accommodation and reclaim the unique story—the Christian story—that God has given them both to proclaim and to live.

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Editorial Reviews

David Neff
"Bob Webber offers a broad-stroke survey of the grand narratives that seduce and bind us, and utters a passionate call for the church to teach and embody the whole sweep of God's story in a postmodern world."
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780830834815
  • Publisher: InterVarsity Press
  • Publication date: 4/24/2008
  • Pages: 137
  • Sales rank: 771,997
  • Product dimensions: 5.80 (w) x 8.20 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

The late Robert E. Webber (Th.D., Concordia) was Myers Professor of Ministry at Northern Seminary in Illinois. He founded the Institute for Worship Studies. He was the author of many books, including Common Roots, Evangelicals on the Canterbury Trail, Ancient-Future Faith, Together We Worship and Listening to the Beliefs of Emergent Churches.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction: A Wake-Up Call
1. God's Narrative
2. God's Narrative Emerges in a Pagan Roman World
3. God's Narrative Influences the Foundations of Western Civilization
4. How the West Lost God's Narrative
5. Our Postmodern, Post Christian, Neopagan World
6. New Contenders Arise to Narrate the World
7. A Call to Narrate the World Christianly
Conclusion: A Challenge

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