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Rob Bell and a New American Christianity

Rob Bell and a New American Christianity

 

by James K. Wellman Jr.

"Twenty years from now we may look back on Rob Bell as the man who forever changed the face of American evangelical Christianity." —Reza Aslan, author of No god but God and Beyond Fundamentalism

About the Book and Author

About the Book and Author

Author and scholar James Wellman offers an incisive and critical look at Rob Bell: his influence, his roots, his brand. 

Read a Book Excerpt

Read a Book Excerpt

"Whatever one thinks of Rob Bell, there is no denying the intense controversy surrounding him in the American religious landscape." Read Chapter One from "Rob Bell and a New American Christianity."

Praise for Rob Bell and a New American Christianity

Praise for Rob Bell and a New American Christianity

"This is a book that should be read by all Americans regardless of their religious affiliation." Read what Reza Aslan and other authors are saying about James Wellman's new book.

Becoming Rob Bell: A Q&A with James Wellman

Becoming Rob Bell: A Q&A with James Wellman

Deborah Arca

"Rob Bell is simply not interested in building boundaries between God and the world. The world is the Lord’s and everything in it. To say that somewhere is sacred and another place is not is heresy for him."

Operating Without a Safety Net

Operating Without a Safety Net

The message in the latest Pew Report numbers? Religious leaders must earn their congregations. And perhaps this is a good thing.

Book Club Roundtable

Celebration and Lamentation for Rob Bell

Celebration and Lamentation for Rob Bell

Craig Detweiler

While Wellman highlights the spiritual shifts that Rob Bell initiated, I came away depressed that yet another gifted pastor ultimately left the church he clearly loved and nurtured.

Who is Rob Bell?

Who is Rob Bell?

Tony Jones

The Big Question is this: How long can Rob Bell — or any of us — avoid labels and categories?

Radical Orthodoxy?

Radical Orthodoxy?

Greg Garrett

Author James Wellman argues that Rob Bell may be the bellwether of a new American Christianity. What does that mean for American Christianity?

A Catholic's Take on Rob Bell

A Catholic's Take on Rob Bell

Sam Rocha

Bell seems to be doing what us Catholics have been calling "the New Evangelization." He has managed to communicate - within a the rather narrow niche of American post-protestantism. 

This World is Where the Action Is

This World is Where the Action Is

Steve Knight

I won’t be surprised if Bell’s journey of personal faithfulness to the Gospel results in something really significant for the wider world. It’s happened before. It could happen again.

The Hindu-ness of Rob Bell

The Hindu-ness of Rob Bell

Padma Kuppa

As a Hindu lay person, I am probably an unlikely candidate to jump at the chance to read about Rob Bell. But I learned there is a lot to like about him.

Rob Bell: The Episcopal Church Welcomes You

Rob Bell: The Episcopal Church Welcomes You

Ragan Sutterfield

As an Episcopal admirer, to Rob Bell I say, the Episcopal Church welcomes you and more than that we need you. You seem lonely preaching the gospel that Love wins, but we have been preaching that gospel a long time.

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Rob Bell and a New American Christianity: A Q&A with Author James Wellman

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