It came to my attention over the weekend that Evangelical Press has published a book critiquing the theology of Tim Keller. Engaging With Keller: Thinking Through the Theology of an Influential Evangelical, edited by Iain Campbell and William Schweitzer, has seven essays dealing with a different aspect of Keller’s theological beliefs and practices.
Below are the chapter titles with contributors:
- Keller on ‘Rebranding’ the Doctrine of Sin (Iain D. Campbell)
- ‘Brimstone-Free Hell’: a new way of saying the same old thing about judgment and hell? (William M. Schweitzer)
- Losing the Dance: is the ‘divine dance’ a good explanation of the Trinity? (Kevin J. Bidwell)
- The Church’s Mission: sent to ‘do justice’ in the world? (Peter J. Naylor)
- Timothy Keller’s Hermeneutic: an example for the church to follow? (C. Richard H. Holst)
- ‘Not Quite’ Theistic Evolution: does Keller bridge the gap between creation and evolution? (William M. Schweitzer)
- Looking for Communion in All the Wrong Places: Keller and the doctrine of the church (D. G. Hart)
I’ve already purchased the book on Kindle and am trekking through it. I will do a different blog post each day for each chapter. My initial reaction is that I am glad for the charitable nature of the work and that the authors acknowledge Keller to be a brother who is orthodox in beliefs and is Reformed.
I also look forward to interacting with others who might agree or disagree with my review. This is an important conversation.