Spring/Summer 2015: I'm happy to announce my new book, Fieldwork in Theology: Exploring the Social Context of God's Work in the World. It is appearing as a volume in a highly regarded series, The Church in Postmodern Culture, edited by my colleage at Calvin College, James K. A. Smith.
A prepublication endorsement:
“Fieldwork in Theology is remarkable in originality and scope. It combines a sophisticated parsing of social science theory with deep theological reflection to produce something that transcends both. Christian Scharen delivers an impassioned call for a carnal theology that seeks a disciplined understanding of the social world. Fieldwork in Theology deserves to be read by all who would seek to ground theology in the complexity of lived context.”—Omar M. McRoberts, author of Streets of Glory: Church and Community in a Black Urban Neighborhood