Tuesday, 12 October 2010

David VanDrunen on Living in Two Kingdoms

David VanDrunen, Living in God's Two Kingdoms: A Biblical Vision for Christianity and Culture (Wheaton: Crossway, 2010), 208pp., ISBN 9781433514043.

Crossway have given advance notice of what looks like a significant title in the area of Christian engagement with culture.

VanDrunen, whose previous publications embrace treatments of natural law and bioethics, is essentially tackling the increasingly popular and vocal position that it is the task of Christians to redeem cultural activity and institutions in order to advance the kingdom of God. However, according to VanDrunen, while Scripture does require ‘a high view of creation and of cultural activity’, it also ‘requires a distinction between the holy things of Christ’s heavenly kingdom and the common things of the present world’.

A pdf excerpt of the book is available here.

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