Author: Anyabwile, Thabiti M.
Genre: Theology - General
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Tags: Doctrine / Theology, Modern Authors / Theological Issues

I was pleasantly surprised and encouraged with this 2007 volume from the senior pastor at First Baptist Church of Grand Cayman in the Cayman Islands.  Anyabwile is professedly Reformed in his theology, steering him through his many theological evaluations of the Black American experience, which, according to the author, departed from Biblical orthodoxy mostly in the doctrines of Scripture, God, Man, Christ, Salvation, and the Holy Spirit (making up the chapters of the book).  Especially profitable is the history of Black Theology espoused by James Cone and others, and its effects on today’s Liberation Theology within the Black Church, as well as the marriage of Black and Charismatic theologies around the turn of the twentieth century.  In summary, Anyabwile says, “The more the church appeals to the world’s felt needs and physical deprivations, the more irrelevant it becomes to those who lack a true saving knowledge of Jesus Christ.”

 

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