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Wells, David F.

Overview
Works: 90 works in 197 publications in 3 languages and 6,930 library holdings
Genres: History  Conference papers and proceedings 
Roles: Author, Editor, Speaker
Classifications: BR1640, 230.046
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by David F Wells
The Evangelicals : what they believe, who they are, where they are changing( Book )

2 editions published in 1975 in English and held by 822 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reformed theology in America : a history of its modern development( Book )

9 editions published between 1985 and 1997 in English and held by 601 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

No place for truth, or, Whatever happened to evangelical theology? by David F Wells( Book )

9 editions published between 1993 and 2006 in English and Korean and held by 550 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Written expressly to encourage renewal in evangelical theology, No Place for Truth explores the interface between Christian faith and the modern world in entirely new ways and with uncommon rigor. It raises profound questions about the future of conservative Protestant faith. Here is provocative reading for scholars, ministers, Christian leaders, seminary students, and all theologically concerned people
Losing our virtue : why the church must recover its moral vision by David F Wells( Book )

5 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 464 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Losing Our Virtue: Why the Church Must Recover Its Moral Vision, theologian David Wells argues that the Church is in danger of losing its moral authority to speak to a culture whose moral fabric is torn. Although much of the Church has enjoyed success and growth over the past years, Wells laments a "hollowing out of evangelical conviction, a loss of the biblical word in its authoritative function, and an erosion of character to the point that today, no discernible ethical differences are evident in behavior when those claiming to have been reborn and secularists are compared." The assurance of the Good News of the gospel has been traded for mere good feelings, truth has given way to perception, and morality has slid into personal preference. Losing Our Virtue is about the disintegrating moral culture that is contemporary society and what this disturbing loss means for the church. Wells covers the following in this bold critique: how the theologically emptied spirituality of the church is causing it to lose its moral bearings; an exploration of the wider dynamic at work in contemporary society between license and law; an exposition of the secular notion of salvation as heralded by our most trusted gurus -- advertisers and psychotherapists; a discussion of the contemporary view of the self; how guilt and sin have been replaced by empty psychological shame; an examination of the contradiction between the way we view ourselves in the midst of our own culture and the biblical view of persons as created, moral beings. Can the church still speak effectively to a culture that has become morally unraveled? Wells believes it can. In fact, says Wells, no time in this century has been more opportune for the Christian faith -- if the church can muster the courage to regain its moral weight and become a missionary of truth once more to a foundering world. - Publisher
God in the wasteland : the reality of truth in a world of fading dreams by David F Wells( Book )

5 editions published between 1994 and 2007 in English and Korean and held by 421 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

David F. Wells's award-winning book No Place for Truth - called "a stinging indictment of evangelicalism's theological corruption" by TIME magazine - woke many evangelicals to the fact that their tradition has slowly but surely capitulated to the values and structures of modernity. In God in the Wasteland Wells continues his trenchant analysis of the cultural corruption now weakening the church's thought and witness with the intent of getting evangelicals to rethink their relationship to the "world." Wells argues that the church is enfeebled in part because it has lost its sense of God's sovereignty and holiness. "The fundamental problem in the evangelical world today," says Wells, "is that God rests too inconsequentially upon the church. His truth is too distant, his grace is too ordinary, his judgment is too benign, his gospel is too easy, and his Christ is too common." God has become weightless to the extent that the church no longer allows him to shape its character, outlook, and practice. Evangelicals have become heavily invested in the mind-set of modernity - a mind-set that Wells correlates with the biblical concept of the "world." They have become enamored of advanced management and marketing techniques, have blurred the distinctions between Christ and culture, and have largely abandoned their traditional emphasis on divine transcendence in favor of an emphasis on divine immanence. In doing so, they have produced a faith in God that is of little consequence to those who believe. An extensive survey of students at seven evangelical theological seminaries - the results of which are included in this book - indicates that the next generation of evangelical leaders is as caught up in these trends as the laity. Arguing that the church's diminished appetite for truth will not be restored without repentance and a fresh encounter with the holy God, Wells makes a compelling case for urgently needed reform in the evangelical church. Without such reform, he says, evangelical faith will be lost in and to the modernity that has invaded the church
Above all earthly pow'rs : Christ in a postmodern world by David F Wells( Book )

3 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in English and Korean and held by 359 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In our postmodern world, every view has a place at the table but none has the final say. How should the church confess Christ in today's cultural context? Above All Earthly Powrs, the fourth and final volume of the series that began in 1993 with No Place for Truth, portrays the West in all its complexity, brilliance, and emptiness. As David F. Wells masterfully depicts it, the postmodern ethos of the West is relativistic, individualistic, therapeutic, and yet remarkably spiritual. Wells shows how this postmodern ethos has incorporated into itself the new religious and cultural relativism, the fear and confusion, that began with the last centurys waves of immigration and have continued apace in recent decades. Wells' book culminates in a critique of contemporary evangelicalism aimed at both unsettling and reinvigorating readers. Churches that market themselves as relevant and palatable to consumption-oriented postmoderns are indeed swelling in size. But they are doing so, Wells contends, at the expense of the truth of the gospel. By placing a premium on marketing rather than truth, the evangelical church is in danger of trading authentic engagement with culture for worldly success
The search for salvation by David F Wells( Book )

9 editions published between 1978 and 2000 in English and held by 358 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The courage to be Protestant : truth-lovers, marketers, and emergents in the postmodern world by David F Wells( Book )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 303 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"It takes no courage to sign up as a Protestant." These words begin this bold new work, the culmination of David Wells's long-standing critique of the evangelical landscape. But to live as a true Protestant, well, that's another matter. This book is a jeremiad against "new" versions of evangelicalism -- marketers and emergents -- and a summons to return to the historic faith, defined by the Reformation solas (grace, faith, and Scripture alone) and by a high regard for doctrine. Wells argues that historic, classical evangelicalism is marked by doctrinal seriousness, as opposed to the new movements of the marketing church and the emergent church. He energetically confronts the marketing communities and their tendency to try to win parishioners as consumers rather than worshipers, advertising the most palatable environment rather than trusting the truth to be attractive. He takes particular issue with the most popular evangelical movement in recent years, the emergent church. Emergents, he says, are postmodern and postconservative and postfoundational, embracing a less absolute understanding of the authority of Scripture than traditionally held. The Courage to Be Protestant is a forceful argument for the courage to be faithful to what Christianity in its biblical forms has always stood for, thereby securing hope for the church's future. - Publisher
Christian faith and practice in the modern world : theology from an evangelical point of view by Mark A Noll( Book )

7 editions published between 1988 and 2000 in English and held by 294 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The prophetic theology of George Tyrrell by David F Wells( Book )

9 editions published between 1979 and 1981 in English and German and held by 286 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

God the evangelist : how the Holy Spirit works to bring men and women to faith by David F Wells( Book )

7 editions published between 1987 and 1997 in English and held by 261 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Revolution in Rome by David F Wells( Book )

5 editions published between 1972 and 1973 in English and Undetermined and held by 261 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The person of Christ : a biblical and historical analysis of the incarnation by David F Wells( Book )

5 editions published between 1984 and 1992 in English and held by 256 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Toward a theology for the future( Book )

2 editions published in 1971 in English and held by 210 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Evangelicals : what they believe, who they are, where they are changing by David F Wells( Book )

5 editions published between 1975 and 1977 in English and held by 207 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Turning to God : Biblical conversion in the modern world by David F Wells( Book )

5 editions published between 1989 and 1997 in English and held by 183 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Gospel in the modern world : a tribute to John Stott( Book )

3 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 160 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Princeton theology( Book )

2 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 146 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dutch Reformed theology( Book )

2 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 135 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Southern Reformed theology( Book )

2 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 123 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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No place for truth, or, Whatever happened to evangelical theology?
Alternative Names
David F. Wells American theologian

Wells, David

Wells, David Falconer.

웰스, 데이비드

웰스, 데이비드 F

Languages
English (104)

Korean (4)

German (1)

Covers
No place for truth, or, Whatever happened to evangelical theology?Losing our virtue : why the church must recover its moral visionGod in the wasteland : the reality of truth in a world of fading dreamsAbove all earthly pow'rs : Christ in a postmodern worldThe courage to be Protestant : truth-lovers, marketers, and emergents in the postmodern worldGod the evangelist : how the Holy Spirit works to bring men and women to faithTurning to God : Biblical conversion in the modern world