Returning to Protoevangelical Faith: The Theology and Praxis of Dr. Dallas Willard

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Returning to Protoevangelical Faith: The Theology and Praxis of Dr. Dallas Willard

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dc.contributor.author Black Jr., Gary Elbert en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2012-05-03T16:06:52Z en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2013-03-21T12:52:45Z
dc.date.issued 2011-12-02 en_US
dc.description.abstract This thesis describes the theology and praxis of philosopher/theologian Dr. Dallas Willard and its effect on contemporary forms of evangelicalism in America. Willard’s works have become increasingly attractive to emerging generations of Christians protesting the perceived excesses and hegemony of mainstream evangelical culture. Willard presents a positive alternative to contemporary versions of evangelicalism seen by many as increasingly devoted to soteriological escapism, modern consumerism, individualism and sectarianism. Alternatively, Willard proposes a return to the original (proto) message of good news (evangel) articulated by Jesus in the New Testament. For increasing numbers of disaffected evangelicals with postmodern sensibilities, this protoevangelical vision offers a more robust doctrine of God, a return to the primacy of discipleship to Christ, and the experience of a holistic and integrated life in the Kingdom of God. Ethnographies of four evangelical organizations applying Willardian theology provide insight into the current evolution within American evangelical theology and praxis. en_GB
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10036/3521 en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_GB
dc.publisher University of Exeter en_GB
dc.rights.embargodate 2017-05-03
dc.rights.embargoreason There are several sections of the thesis that are in the process of being published over the next four years. en_GB
dc.subject Dallas Willard en_GB
dc.subject protoevangelicalism en_GB
dc.subject Emerging Church Movement en_GB
dc.subject postmodernism en_GB
dc.subject postevangelicalism en_GB
dc.subject critical realism en_GB
dc.subject American Evangelicalism en_GB
dc.subject conservative evangelical history and theology en_GB
dc.subject practical theology en_GB
dc.subject ethnography en_GB
dc.title Returning to Protoevangelical Faith: The Theology and Praxis of Dr. Dallas Willard en_GB
dc.type Thesis or dissertation en_GB
dc.contributor.advisor DeLashmutt, Michael en_US
dc.contributor.advisor Reed, Esther en_US
dc.publisher.department Theology en_GB
dc.type.degreetitle PhD in Theology en_GB
dc.type.qualificationlevel Doctoral en_GB
dc.type.qualificationname PhD en_GB


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