Claiming the Center   -     By: Jack Rogers
Buy Item InStock18.00$18.00 Retail: $20.00 Save 10% ($2.00) Add To Cart

Add To Wishlist

Claiming the Center

Westminster John Knox Press / 1995 / Paperback

$18.00 (CBD Price)
Retail: $20.00
Save 10% ($2.00)
In Stock
CBD Stock No: WW6139

New Cyber Deals
* This product is available for shipment only to the USA.
* This product is not available for expedited shipping.

Product Description

CLAIMING THE CENTER, by Jack Rogers The thesis of this book is that the root cause of mainstream church decline is an internal confict of worldviews. Using the Presbyterian Church (USA) as an example Rogers argues that the worldview that some members have developed has caused them to see life in conservative terms, whereas others have acquired a worldview that gives a liberal interpretation of life. Confict occurs when Christian people make their theological elaborations or ideological application or experiential colorings the ultimate reference point rather than the religious worldview itself. Rogers writes: "Hope for reconciliation and renewal lies in both leaders and members claiming the center and reconstituting a common worldview. This begins by patiently returning to a common affirmation of the root religious worldview that is more fundamental than any ideological application. Recognizing that those who differe with us accept the same religous worldview could enable us to build together on a foundation of Jesus Christ, the head of one body." JACK ROGERS, former a professor at Fuller Theological Seminary is Professor of Theology at San Francisco Theological Seminary.

Product Information

Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 256
Vendor: Westminster John Knox Press
Publication Date: 1995
Dimensions: 6 X 9 inches (inches)
ISBN: 0664256139
ISBN-13: 9780664256135

Related Products

  1. The Deadliest Monster: An Introduction to Worldviews
    The Deadliest Monster: An Introduction to Worldviews
    J.F. Baldwin
    Fishermen Press / Trade Paperback
    $9.49 Retail: $12.00 Save 21% ($2.51)
    5 Stars Out Of 5 4 Reviews
  2. How Now Shall We Live? Softcover
    How Now Shall We Live? Softcover
    Charles Colson, Nancy Pearcey
    Tyndale House / 2004 / Trade Paperback
    $12.99 Retail: $16.99 Save 24% ($4.00)
    4 Stars Out Of 5 19 Reviews
  3. Starting Points World View Primer
    Starting Points World View Primer
    David Quine
    Cornerstone Curriculum / Trade Paperback
    $39.99 Retail: $45.00 Save 11% ($5.01)
    4.5 Stars Out Of 5 12 Reviews
  4. Theology for Liberal Presbyterians and Other Endangered Species
    Theology for Liberal Presbyterians and Other Endangered Species
    Douglas F. Ottati
    Westminster John Knox Press / 2006 / Trade Paperback
    $18.00 Retail: $20.00 Save 10% ($2.00)

Publisher's Description

Mainline Protestant churches have been seriously impacted by the conflict in belief systems embodied in the opposing worldviews of conservatives and liberals. In this book, Jack Rogers contends that for mainline churches to remain relevant in today's world, they must make an active effort to claim the center--an authentic and balanced Christian worldview.

Author Bio

Jack Rogers is Professor Emeritus of Theology at San Francisco Theological Seminary in California. He was moderator of the 213th General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). Roger's books include Reading the Bible and the Confessions, Claiming the Center: Churches and Conflicting Worldviews, and Presbyterian Creeds, all published by WJK.

Product Reviews

Be the first to write a review!

Ask Christianbook


Ask Christianbook

What would you like to know about this product? Please enter your name, your email and your question regarding the product in the fields below, and we'll answer you in the next 24-48 hours.

If you need immediate assistance regarding this product or any other, please call 1-800-CHRISTIAN to speak directly with a customer service representative.

Find Related Products

Author/Artist Review

Start A New Search