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Liberalism Without Illusions is "Delightfully Readable"

March 7th, 2012 by admin

Chris Evans's Liberalism Without Illusions was recently reviewed in The Journal of Religion.  Below is an excerpt explaining how his book helps readers to understand liberal theology for what it is:

Evans begins by clarifying his understanding of liberal theology as the form of Christian theology that is committed to developing a culturally engaged articulation of Christianity, that strives to interpret the Bible in ways consistent with contemporary scientific and socioscientific worldviews, and that seeks justice in history. In his first chapter, Evans describes the current situation of American liberal Christianity, including attention to the popular stereotypes of liberal theology and the declining membership in the mainstream Protestant denominations associated with the liberal theological project. He avoids an alarmist tone—liberal Christianity is not, in fact, dead or dying—while nevertheless persuasively suggesting that there are good reasons to be concerned about liberal Christianity’s future. Even while liberal theology flourishes in universities and seminaries, those who care about the future of either Christianity or the United States have reason to share Evans’s concern about what might happen if Christianity in this country largely rejects the tasks of coming to terms with science and working for greater justice.

To read the whole article, click here.

Scott Poole, Monsters win 2012 John G. Cawelti award from PCA/ACA

February 28th, 2012 by admin

Congratulations are in order for one W. Scott Poole, who was recently announced as this year's recipient of the John G. Cawelti award for best textbook/primer from the Popular Culture and American Culture associations. Scott will be presented with the award at the PCA/ACA annual meeting in Boston this April.

Scott blogs and posts all recent news (and events) at monstersinamerica.com.

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