Book Review: The Church in Exile

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P1070268Here is the promised book review from my last post:

The Church in Exile, Living in Hope After Christendom

By Lee Beach, published by IVP Academic 2015, 238 pages.

I read this book in 2 days and found it a page turner. When I finished it, I felt as though I wanted to go to page 1 and start reading it again. As the title suggests, times have changed and the church is in exile. The author is Canadian yet he relates it to the United States and the general Western Church. In the past 50 or so years, we have observed the church or Christianity slowly move from having a central place in our culture to a position on the periphery of culture. While the church used to be welcomed or invited to the table, we are now increasingly shut out. Beach expounds on this, and offers analysis…

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My name is James Pate. This blog is about my journey. I read books. I watch movies and TV shows. I go to church. I try to find meaning. And, when I can’t do that, I just talk about stuff that I find interesting. I have degrees in fields of religious studies. I have an M.Phil. in the History of Biblical Interpretation from Hebrew Union College in Cincinnati, Ohio. I also have an M.A. in Hebrew Bible from Jewish Theological Seminary, an M.Div. from Harvard Divinity School, and a B.A. from DePauw University.
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