NAR Reading List
As word about C. Peter Wagner’s disturbing New Apostolic Reformation (NAR) spreads across the religious and political spectrum I am receiving questions about where to turn for good analysis of this movement. Sadly, there is not now a full-length book treating the NAR from a critical perspective, but there are numerous articles that give a good picture of what C. Peter Wagner is up to with NAR and how NAR is beginning to effect American politics as well as religion. There is no single web site that I can recommend without reservations, but there are numerous articles that I do strongly recommend for their reliance on NAR’s own statements in their reporting and for their keen observations of how NAR relates to broader issues within evangelicalism, Pentecostalism, Dominionism and the religious right. The best reporter I have come across is Rachel Tabachnick and I have found these articles and interviews by her to be particularly helpful:
On differences between Pentecostal Dominionism and the Dominionism of Rushdoony, including this great quote: The triumph of dominion theology, and the gradual unleashing of a new breed of spiritual warriors from the restraints of Dispensational theology, is transforming much of the Charismatic evangelical world.
Forrest Wilder has also done good work on this, including the best single report on NAR and Rick Perry’s prayer rally.
From a specifically conservative evangelical perspective, and offering some useful historical context to NAR’s beliefs on “apostles and prophets”.
From a specifically Catholic conservative perspective and offering documentation of just how different the NAR’s claims for itself are.