Philip D. Kenneson: Publications



        Selling Out the Church: The Dangers of Church Marketing [co-author with James Street], Abingdon Press.  February 1997; reprint, Wipf and Stock Publishers, July 2003. [Click here to see cover one and cover two of reprint editions.]

        Beyond Sectarianism: Re-Imagining Church and World. Christian Mission and Modern Culture Series. Edited by Alan Neely, H. Wayne Pipkin, and Wilbert R. Shenk. Trinity Press International.  June 1999.

        Life on the Vine: Cultivating the Fruit of the Spirit in Christian Community.   InterVarsity Press.  October 1999. 

              Spanish edition: El fruto del Espíritu en la comunidad cristiana .  Buenos Aires: Kairós, 2004. 

              Chinese edition: Jie guo zi de sheng ming: zai jidu tu qun ti zhong pei yang sheng ling de guo zi.  Hong Kong: Fellowship of Evangelical Students, 2008.

              Korean edition.  Seoul: Holy Wave Plus Publishing Company, 2010.


Articles and Essays

        "Nicholas Lash on Doctrinal Development and Ecclesial Authority," Modern Theology 5.3 (April 1989): 271-300.

        "Jesus and/as the Non-Violent Imagination of the Church" [co-author with Stanley Hauerwas], Pro Ecclesia 1.1 (Fall 1992): 76-88.

        "Selling [Out] the Church in the Marketplace of Desire," Modern Theology 9.4 (October 1993): 319-48.

        "Pluralism, Political Liberalism, and the Need for a New Moral Language." Discernment 3.1 (Winter 1994): 4-5.

        "There's No Such Thing as Objective Truth, and It's a Good Thing, Too."  In Christian Apologetics In The Postmodern World.  Edited by Timothy R. Phillips and Dennis L. Okholm.   Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press, 1995; pp. 155-70.

        "The Alleged Incorrigibility of Postliberal Theology: Or, What Babe Ruth and George Lindbeck Have in Common."   In The Nature of Confession: Evangelicals and Postliberals in Conversation.   Edited by Timothy R. Phillips and Dennis L. Okholm.  Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press, 1996; pp. 93-106.

        "Worship Wars and Rumors of Worship Wars." Reviews in Religion and Theology (May 1996): 72-75.  Reprinted in Baptists Today (An official publication of the Baptist Union of South Africa), Nov./Dec. 1996.

        "Spirituality American Style." Reviews in Religion and Theology (May 1997): 72-75.

        "(To Market)2." (Pro/Con Discussion of Church Marketing) Vital Ministries, Jan-Feb 1999: 44-49.

        "The Frog in the Kettle." [Reprint of Chapter 1 of Selling Out the Church: The Dangers of Church Marketing.]  The Restoration Herald 78.2 (February 1999): 1-6.

        "Can the Christian Faith Survive If Belief in Objective Truth is Abandoned?" Stone-Campbell Journal 2.1 (April 1999): 43-56.

        "Visible Grace: The Church as God's Embodied Presence." In Grace Upon Grace: Essays in Honor of Thomas A. Langford.   Edited by Robert K. Johnston, L. Gregory Jones, and Jonathan R. Wilson.  Abingdon Press, 1999; pp. 169-179.

        "Out of Control: Cultivating Selfless Self-Control."  Prism 6.6 (November/December 1999): 10-13. [Excerpt from Life on the Vine, IVP, 1999]

        "truth."  In Handbook of Postmodern Biblical Interpretation.  Edited by A. K. M. Adam.  Chalice Press, 2000; pp. 268-75.

        "Trinitarian Missiology: Mission as Face-to-Face Encounter."  In A Scandalous Prophet: The Way of Mission after Newbigin.  Edited by Thomas F. Foust, George R. Hunsberger, J. Andrew Kirk and Werner Ustorf.   Eerdmans, 2001; pp. 76-83.

        "Gathering: Worship, Imagination and Formation."  In The Blackwell Companion to Christian Ethics.  Edited by Stanley Hauerwas and Samuel Wells.  Blackwell Publishers, 2004; pp. 53-67; Second Edition, 2011; pp. 55-69.

        " Learning to Take Joy in Our Work: Some Preliminary Theological Reflections."  Leaven 12.2 (2004): 80-88.

        "Cultivating a Generous Heart: Part One."  Christian Standard, Vol. 140, no. 16 (April 17, 2005): 244-45, 249.

        "Cultivating a Generous Heart: Part Two."  Christian Standard, Vol. 140, no. 17 (April 24, 2005): 260-63.


Review Essays

        "Flight from Foundationalism, Or, Things Aren't As Bad As They Seem" [co-author with Stanley Hauerwas], Soundings 71.4 (Winter 1988): 683-99.  Review of Jeffrey Stout, Ethics After Babel: The Languages of Morals and Their Discontents. Beacon Press, 1988.

        "Taking Time for the Trivial [:] Reflections on Yet Another Book from Hauerwas," Asbury Theological Journal   45.1 (Spring 1990): 65-74.  Review of Stanley Hauerwas, Christian Existence Today: Essays on Church, World and Living in Between. Labyrinth Press, 1988.

        "Contingency, Techne and Alterity: The Making of Religious Studies." Reviews in Religion and Theology   6.2 (May 1999): 121-26.  Review of Jon R. Stone (ed), The Craft of Religious Studies.  Macmillan Press, 1998.

         "The Nature of Christian Freedom,"  Special issue on "Freedom" in Christian Reflection: A Series in Faith and Ethics (Vol. 39, Spring 2011).  Review of Richard Bauckham, God and the Crisis of Freedom: Biblical and Contemporary Perspectives, Westminster John Knox, 2002; Reinhard Hutter, Bound to Be Free: Evangelical and Catholic Engagements in Ecclesiology, Ethics, and Ecumenism, Eerdmans, 2004; Gilbert Meilander, The Freedom of a Christian: Grace, Vocation, and the Meaning of Our Humanity, Brazos Press, 2006.   


Book Reviews

            Review of Lewis S. Mudge, The Sense of a People: Toward a Church for the Human Future (Trinity Press International, 1992).   In Modern Theology 10.2 (April 1994): 221-25.

            Review of Colin E. Gunton, The One, the Three and the Many: God, Creation and the Culture of Modernity (Cambridge University Press, 1993).  In Modern Theology 11.2 (April 1995): 270-72.

            Review of Ralph McInerny, Modernity and Religion (University of Notre Dame Press, 1994).  In Religious Studies Review 21.2 (April 1995): 117.

            Review of R. Laurence Moore, Selling God: American Religion in the Marketplace of Culture (Oxford University Press, 1994).   In Reviews in Religion and Theology (May 1996): 66-69.

            Review of Rodney Clapp, Families at the Crossroads: Beyond Traditional and Modern Options (InterVarsity Press, 1993).   In Pro Ecclesia  5.3 (Summer 1996): 374-75.

            Review of Gregory Baum, Essays in Critical Theology (Sheed and Ward, 1994).  In Modern Theology 13.2 (April 1997): 283-85.

            Review of Philip F. Esler (ed.), Christianity for the Twenty-First Century (T. & T. Clark, 1998). In Reviews in Religion and Theology 6.1 (February 1999): 102.

            Review of Kathryn Tanner, Theories of Culture (Fortress Press, 1997).  In Anglican Theological Review  81.1 (Winter 1999): 174-75.

            Review of Ian Markham, Truth and the Reality of God: An Essay in Natural Theology (T. & T. Clark, 1998).   In Reviews in Religion and Theology 6.2 (May 1999): 192-95.

            Review of Miroslav Volf, After Our Likeness: The Church as the Image of the Trinity (Eerdmans, 1998).  In  Modern Theology 15.3 (July 1999): 373-75.

            Review of Donald E. Miller, Reinventing American Protestantism: Christianity in the New Millenium (University of California Press, 1997).  In Pro Ecclesia 8.4 (Fall 1999): 501-502.

            Review of Michael Budde, The [Magic] Kingdom of God: Christianity and Global Culture Industries (Westview Press, 1997).  In Pro Ecclesia 9.1 (Winter 2000): 119-121.

           Review of Gerhard Sauter, What Dare We Hope: Reconsidering Eschatology (Trinity Press International, 1999).  In Modern Theology 16.4 (October 2000): 569-71.

           Review of Michael Jinkins, The Church Faces Death: Ecclesiology in a Post-Modern Context (Oxford University Press, 1999).  In Anglican Theological Review 82.4 (Fall 2000): 847-48.

           Review of Nicholas Sagovsky, Ecumenism, Christian Origins and the Practice of Communion (Cambridge University Press, 2000).  In Reviews in Religion and Theology 7.5 (November 2000): 518-20.

            Review of Graham Ward (ed.), The Postmodern God: A Theological Reader (Blackwell, 1997) and Phillip Blond (ed.), Post-Secular Philosophy: Between Philosophy and Theology (Routledge, 1998).  In Anglican Theological Review 83.1 (Winter 2001): 155-61.

            Review of Marcel Gauchet, The Disenchantment of the World: A Political History of Religion (Princeton University Press, 1997).  In  Anglican Theological Review 83.2 (Spring 2001): 311-12.

            Review of The Wisdom of the Cross: Essays in Honor of John Howard Yoder.  Edited by Stanley Hauerwas, Chris K. Huebner, Harry J. Huebner, and Mark Thiessen Nation (Eerdmans, 1999).   In Pro Ecclesia 10.2 (Spring 2001): 242-43.

            Review of Gerhard Lohfink, Does God Need the Church?  Toward a Theology of the People of God (Liturgical Press, 1999).  In Anglican Theological Review 83.3 (Summer 2001): 624-25.

            Review of Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Discipleship. Dietrich Bonhoeffer Works, Volume 4. English Edition Edited by Geffrey B. Kelly and John D. Godsey (Fortress Press, 2001).  In Theology Today 59.1 (April 2002): 115-18.

            Review of Stephen H. Webb, Good Eating, The Christian Practice of Everyday Life Series (Brazos Press, 2001).  In Reviews in Religion and Theology 9.4 (September 2002): 369-70.

            Review of Eric O. Springsted, The Act of Faith: Christian Faith and the Moral Self (Eerdmans, 2002).  In Modern Theology 19.2 (January 2003): 303-05.

            Review of Natalie K. Watson, Introducing Feminist Ecclesiology (Sheffield Academic Press, 2002).  In Reviews in Religion and Theology 10.4 (September 2003): 426-29.

            Review of Richard Bauckham, Bible and Mission: Christian Witness in a Postmodern World  (Baker Academic, 2003).  In  Stone-Campbell Journal 7.2 (Fall 2004): 278-80.

            Review of Kevin J. Vanhoozer (ed.), The Cambridge Companion to Postmodern Theology (Cambridge University Press, 2003).  In Stone-Campbell Journal  8.1 (Spring 2005):107-08.

            Review of James K. A. Smith,  Introducing Radical Orthodoxy: Mapping a Post-Secular Theology (Baker Academic, 2004).  In Stone-Campbell Journal  9.2 (Fall 2006): 267-68.

            Review of Dee Dyas and Esther Hughes, The Bible in Western Culture: The Student's Guide (Routledge, 2005). In Reviews in Religion and Theology 14.2 (March 2007): 178-79.

            Review of Harvey Gillman, Consider the Blackbird: Reflections on Spirituality and Language (Quaker Books, 2007). In Reviews in Religion and Theology 15.3 (July 2008): 371-72.

            Review of Kelly S. Johnson, The Fear of Beggars: Stewardship and Poverty in Christian Ethics (Eerdmans, 2007). In Stone-Campbell Journal 11.2 (Fall 2008): 257-59.                                                                

            Review of Elizabeth Newman, Untamed Hospitality: Welcoming God and Other Strangers (Brazos Press, 2007). In Reviews in Religion and Theology 16.1 (January 2009): 57-59.

            Review of Norman Wirzba, Living the Sabbath: Discovering the Rhythms of Rest and Delight (Brazos Press, 2006). In Reviews in Religion and Theology 16.1 (January 2009): 61-64.

Review of Emmanuel Katongole and Chris Rice, Reconciling All Things: A Christian Vision for Justice, Peace and Healing (InterVarsity Press, 2008).  In Reviews in Religion and Theology 17.2 (March 2010): 194-96.

Review of Serene Jones, Trauma and Grace: Theology in a Ruptured World (Westminster John Knox Press, 2009).  In Reviews in Religion and Theology 18.2 (March 2011): 344-46.

Review of Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove, God's Economy: Redefining the Health and Wealth Gospel (Zondervan, 2009).  In Reviews in Religion and Theology 18.2 (March 2011): 267-69.

Review of Daniel M. Bell, Jr., Just War as Christian Discipleship: Recentering the Tradition in the Church rather than the State (Brazos Press, 2009).  In Reviews in Religion and Theology 18.3 (July 2011): 428-30.






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