Book Review

Pulpit Masters

The Pastor as a Public Theologian: Reclaiming a Lost Vision
by Kevin J. Vanhoozer and Owen Strachan

Baker Academic, 2015
(240 pages, $19.99, hardcover)

reviewed by S. M. Hutchens

Addressed in distinctively Reformed tones to the Protestant Evangelical world, The Pastor as Public Theologian, in its historical essay, surveys the phenomenon from the patristic period through Augustine, and then from the Reformation through the present, finding a steep decline in Protestant public theology and theologians from a high point among the Puritans and in the First Great Awakening, down through the emotional manipulations of Charles Finney as carried forward by evangelizing Methodists and Baptists, to its marginalization and practical nullification in our own culture, a culture that has very little . . .

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