Evangelical Ressourcement

Ancient-Future Faith: Rethinking Evangelicalism for a Postmodern World
by Robert E. Webber
Grand Rapids: Baker Books, 1999
(240 pages; $16.99, paper)

Retrieving the Tradition and Renewing Evangelicalism: A Primer for Suspicious Protestants
by D. H. Williams
Grand Rapids/Cambridge: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing. Co., 1999
(243 pages; $16.00, paper)

reviewed by Addison H. Hart

There has been a concern within Evangelical Protestantism since the late 1970s to rediscover its own roots in ancient, patristic, and catholic Christianity. The watershed event for this effort can perhaps be found with the Chicago Call of May 1977, when a gathering of Evangelical leaders and scholars from various . . .

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Addison H. Hart is retired from active ministry as parish priest and university chaplain. He is the author of Knowing Darkness: On Skepticism, Melancholy, Friendship, and God and The Yoke of Jesus: A School for the Soul in Solitude (both from Eerdmans). His forthcoming book is a study of the Sermon on the Mount. He lives and writes in Norheimsund, Norway.

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