Issue #1: Emergence is more than epistemology
This book falls short of DA Carson’s better books, mostly because it is not researched thoroughly enough to cover enough of the Emergent movement to catch what is so blooming attractive about this movement. The debate cannot be reduced to epistemology, though someone from his angle might like to do so – and I suspect many of his readers will agree with him because they, too, come from the same context. I do not dispute that epistemology is crucial; I am only saying it is not the whole thing. What about the “holism”? and the “communal” nature of the movement? and especially its “missional” focus? What about how so many see the “work of God” in huge and embracing terms?