Why do the personal lives of many modern Christians mirror our surrounding culture? Calling us to reclaim Christianity's potency within Western society, Moreland offers a penetrating critique of postmodernism and naturalism---the worldviews most responsible for the church's waning influence. Drawing lessons from the early church, he charts the way toward 21st-century restoration. Foreword by Dallas Willard. 240 pages, hardcover from Zondervan.
Western society is in crisis, the result of our culture's embrace of naturalism and postmodernism. At the same time, the biblical worldview has been pushed to the margins. Christians have been strongly influenced by these trends, with the result that the personal lives of Christians often reflect the surrounding culture more than the way of Christ, and the church's transforming influence on society has waned. In Kingdom Triangle, J.P. Moreland issues a call to recapture the drama and power of kingdom living. He examines and provides a penetrating critique of these worldviews and shows how they have ushered in the current societal crisis. He then lays out a strategy for the Christian community to regain the potency of kingdom life and influence in the world. Drawing insights from the early church, he outlines three essential ingredients of this revolution: ? Recovery of the Christian mind ? Renovation of Christian spirituality ? Restoration of the power of the Holy Spirit He believes that evangelical Christianity can mature and lead the surrounding society out of the meaningless morass it finds itself in with humility and vision.
J. P. Moreland is one of the leading evangelical thinkers of our day. He is distinguished professor of philosophy at Talbot School of Theology and director of Eidos Christian Center. With degrees in philosophy, theology, and chemistry, Dr. Moreland has taught theology and philosophy at several schools throughout the U.S. He has authored or coauthored many books, including Philosophical Foundations for a Christian Worldview; Christianity and the Nature of Science; Scaling the Secular City; Does God Exist?; The Lost Virtue of Happiness; and Body and Soul. He is coeditor of Jesus Under Fire: Modern Scholarship Reinvents the Historical Jesus. His work appears in publications such as Christianity Today, Faith and Philosophy, Philosophia Christi, Philosophy and Phenomenological Research, and The American Philosophical Quarterly. Dr. Moreland served with Campus Crusade for ten years, planted two Campus Crusade works, planted two churches, and has spoken on over 200 college campuses and in hu? SPANISH BIO: J.P. Moreland encabeza los eruditos del evangelio hoy dia. Es profesor distinguido de teologia en la Escuela Teologica Talbot y director del Centro Cristiano Eidos. Con titulos en filosofia, teologia y quimica, el Dr. Moreland ensena teologia y filosofia en varias universidades a lo largo de los Estados Unidos. Ademas de ser contribuidor frecuente en revistas cristianas y diarios academicos, es autor y coautor de mas de cuarenta libros, incluyendo Reino Triangular. El Dr. Moreland sirvio en el ministerio Campus Crusade durante diez anos, planto dos iglesias y fue conferenciante en mas 200 universidades y cientos de iglesias.
J. P. Moreland (PhD, USC; ThM, Dallas Theological Seminary) is one of the leading evangelical thinkers of our day as a prolific philosopher, theologian and Christian apologist. He is a Distinguished Professor of Philosophy at the Talbot School of Theology and director of Eidos Christian Center.
With degrees in philosophy, theology and chemistry, Dr. Moreland
has taught theology and philosophy at several schools throughout
the United States. He has authored or coauthored over forty books,
including Philosophical Foundation for a Christian Worldview, Scaling
the Secular City, Does God Exist?, The Lost Virtue of Happiness and
Body and Soul.
He is coeditor of Jesus Under Fire and a frequent contributor to
popular Christian magazines and scholarly journals. Dr. Moreland
served ten years with Campus Crusade for Christ, planted two churches and has spoken on over 200 college campuses, in hundreds of churches and in over 25 debates.
Moreland and his wife and partner in ministry, Hope, have two married daughters, Ashley and Allison.
Heres a compelling call for renewing the mind, replenishing the soul and releasing the Spirit. This is vintage Moreland:passionate, practical, well-reasoned and ultimately hopeful. Its an important book that must not be ignored.
Lee Strobel, author, The Case for the Real Jesus
I profited greatly from reading Kingdom Triangle. J. P. Moreland is one of the keenest thinkers of our day; in this book he will challenge you and in the surprise ending perhaps provoke you. But if so it will lead to a very healthy discussion that is much needed within the evangelical church. A fine and thoughtful piece of work.
Chuck Colson, founder, Prison Fellowship
J. P. Moreland helps us position ourselves for effective action on a
number of issues vital to the Christian faith in our times. With clear
insight and lucid explanations, Moreland puts the thoughtful Christian
in a position to understand the issues swirling about us today and to
return to a responsible presentation of the way of Christ as a way of
knowledge. No one is better prepared by thought and experience to do
this than Moreland. He knows about knowledge and about knowledge of
the way of Christ. It is his life.
Dallas Willard, author, from the Foreword
J. P. Moreland reveals the hunger in each of us to be part of a grander story and systematically shows how postmodernism and naturalism fail to adequately address this hunger and to offer a coherent way of living. A powerful assessment of the Western church and culture climate with practical, compassionate insights for the Christian journey.
Ravi Zacharias, author and speaker
This book is gutsy. As I was reading it, I felt like the proverbial frog in the simmering water getting a wake-up call about my spiritual life.
Daniel B. Wallace, co author, Reinventing Jesus
J. P. Moreland has a first class mind and a heart to match. Kingdom Triangle is an astute analysis for our culture and its mindset and a profound way forward for the evangelical church. I highly recommend it.
Lance Pittluck, senior pastor of the Vineyard Church of Ana
'Preachers need to understand the culture, but even more they need to have tools for leading their people out of the cultural confusion that characterizes our age. J. P. Moreland has provided a powerful guide for pastors....This is an important book for church leaders.' -- Preaching magazine