Books / Theology

On a personal note – @ivpacademic’s Incarnational Humanism

I have had this book for some time, and I wish I would have read it sooner. I regret not giving it more time and attention early on, but not doubt will return to it. That’s one reason I am giving a copy away — because it deserves more attention. I guess what I’m first saying is that I am sorry. You know, for not reading this review book earlier. I like reviewing and while it is not a job, I still feel like it is a responsibility. Second thing, this book needs to be read in concert with


@ivpacademic Review: Incarnational Humanism: A Philosophy of Culture for the Church in the World (Strategic Initiatives in Evangelical Theology)

I fear our world has become too materialistic to continue to revel in our shared humanity — too concerned for the show rather than the image. Our author, Jens Zimmermann, is attempting to combat the genesis of my fears, it seems, and has done so with previous publications focusing, or rather refocusing, on humanism from the Christian perspective. Zimmermann’s premise is at once breathtaking and simple. He will assert in a theological fashion that orthodox Christology remains the single best hope for incorporating a truly humanistic understanding of our community (10). In the preface there are hints of a much deeper

Books / Theology

Zimmermann — Fundamentalists as Dualists @ivpacademic

I have at times called them gnostics and deitists, but to suggest they are really dualists? Zimmermann makes this charge on pages 11-12 after he defines the term, dualist, to refer to “any unlawful separation of the divine revelation from its mediation through beings and things.” You know it’s true. For fundamentalists, Scripture is this non-quantifiable object, a paradoxical quirk that exists outside space and time separate from both God and the pages it is written on. Oh, and he even hints as the gnosticism of fundamentalism when he speaks about a “spiritual… certainty.” Fundamentalists separation the flesh and the spirit