For The Present Distress: Required Readings

Published on October 13, 2016 by Joshua R Monroe

Required readings for the present distress (in order of publication):

Psalm 2, 37, and 73

Matthew 28

Revelation 19-20

Augustine, The City of God (Hippo, 413-427).

H. Richard Niebuhr, The Kingdom of God in America (New York: Harper & Row, 1937).

H. Richard Niebuhr, Christ and Culture (New York: Harper & Row, 1951).

Carl F. H. Henry, Christian Countermoves in a Decadent Culture, A Critical Concern Book (Portland, OR: Multnomah, 1986).

Carl F. H. Henry, Twilight of a Great Civilization: The Drift toward Neo-paganism (Wheaton, IL: Crossway, 1988); PDF file on Veritas Evangelical Seminary at [accessed 11 OCT 2016].

Jacques Barzun, The Culture We Deserve, ed. Arthur Krystal (Middletown, CT: Wesleyan University, 1989). 

Jacques Barzun, From Dawn to Decadence: 1500 to the Present: 500 Years of Western Cultural Life (New York: HarperCollins, 2000). 

D. A. Carson, Christ and Culture Revisited (Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2008).

D. A. Carson, The Intolerance of Tolerance (Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2009).


Collateral readings for the present distress (in order of publication):

Francis A. Schaeffer, Escape From Reason (Downers Grove, IL: Inter-Varsity, 1968).

Francis A. Schaeffer, Death In The City (Wheaton: Crossway, 1969).

Francis A. Schaeffer, The Church At The End of the Twentieth Century (Downers Grove, IL: Inter-Varsity, 1970).

Francis A. Schaeffer, The Church Before The Watching World: A Practical Ecclesiology (Downers Grove, IL: Inter-Varsity, 1971).

Francis A. Schaeffer, How Should We Then Live? (Grand Rapids: Fleming H. Revell, 1976).

Francis A. Schaeffer, and C. Everett Koop, Whatever Happened To The Human Race? (Wheaton: Crossway, 1979).

Francis A. Schaeffer, The Great Evangelical Disaster (Wheaton: Crossway, 1984).

Just sayin’.

Soli Deo Gloria,

John T. “Jack” Jeffery
Pastor, Wayside Gospel Chapel
Greentown, PA
October 11, 2016

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