Wednesday, December 05, 2012

Liberalism & Fundamentalism

According to Dr. Bruce Shelley, the "hallmarks of liberal theology" (emphasizing "modern thought" and "Christian experience") are: 1. the evolutionary philosophy applied to religion 2. the optimistic view of man centering in his religious experience 3. the moralistic conception of God, who can so readily be "found" by man Then there are the marks of "early fundamentalism" (emphasizing the authority of Scripture): 1. a supernatural Jesus attested by his resurrection from the dea 2. a trustworthy Bible, the foundation of the Christian faith 3. the need of men to have "a new face upon life" What great joy it is to discover . . . and great disappointment . . . that history really does repeat itself!

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