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Evangelicalism is reaching an inflection point. The exodus of millennials from Evangelical churches and the growth of those self-identifying as "Nones" as in "None of the Above" for their church affiliation, is concerning for the movement's future. Evangelical leaders offer mixed responses to this challenge-from circling the wagons to an enthusiastic Everything must change! posture. Theosis takes a different approach. Seeking to understand Evangelicalism and its origins, this book suggests that Evangelicalism is best understood as the sibling of western, Enlightenment Modernity, which served it well . . . until the modern cultural ethos began to shift dramatically toward post-modernity. In this shift, young Evangelicals-principally postmoderns themselves-are abandoning "their father's Evangelicalism" and its perceived linearity, hyper-rationalism, either/or exclusivity, and faith expression, too often perceived as stripped of mystery and wonder. Theosis proposes that to move forward, Evangelicalism must go back to the future, to re-engage with the patristic understanding of salvation as theosis; deification, or union with God. This radical return-and broadening of the doctrine of salvation-has begun to gain traction in Western Christendom, slowly being considered as it has always in the Christian East, as mere Christianity.
bound: 164 pages
publisher: Wipf and Stock (February 20, 2017)
isbn: 1498299474, 978-1498299473,
weight: 10.7 ounces (