Monday, October 09, 2006

jason clark reviews spencer's burke's A Heretic's Guide to Eternity

"I was sent this book by the publishers, and avoided blogging on it, mainly because I usually only review books I find helpful, and I wondered what purpose reviewing is unfavorably would serve. Then I read this post on Tony Jones blog, about whether Emergent was moving beyond the orthodox, and that got me thinking about where the boundaries are for our discussions."

- full review

They've also sent me a copy and I do intend to review it. It's in the queue.


Jason Clark said...

Looking forward to your review Stephen.

Anonymous said...

I don't know if this one will be helpful, but it sure is provocative. I'm enjoying it, sort of.

iggy said...


I have been working through the book and I do agree that it has a lot of generalization.

I do wonder if the issue is not that Spencer is going beyond orthodoxy, rather he is using words that have meanings that we are not comfortable with, such as Universalism...

I believe in universal forgiveness, that all were forgiven at the Cross, yet I do not see all are 'saved' at the cross... Spencer expressed to me in a comment that maybe he and I are saying the same thing... just that we are approaching it from different views. I am still thinking about that comment. I do in a way see that the “Opt out” idea is a bit tough to grasp yet again; I do see where he is coming from.

I too look forward to your review…