I got a followup email this week that let me know my review copy of Peter Leithart’s new book, The End of Protestantism: Pursuing Unity in a Fragmented Church, is due to be sent out by the end of the week. I’m looking forwarded to reading the book and engaging with the ideas through a review here on the blog. I wholeheartedly agree with Leithart’s concern about the fragmentation in the church—the unity of the church is essential to our mission (see e.g., John 17:21-23). However, I’m not sure I’ll agree with his suggestions for pursuing that unity.
In anticipation of the book’s release next month, the folks at Brazos Press have developed a great website for the book and are featuring the following videos to give you an idea of what the book will be about.
The first explains the wordplay in the title. Leithart doesn’t just seek to explore the “end” of Protestantism as its conclusion, but also its goal or purpose.
The second explains the rise of denominationalism, as well as the signs that he believes indicate its losing steam.