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- Christianity and Liberalism and Hermeneutical Presuppositions
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- J. Gresham Machen
Christianity and Liberalism and Hermeneutical Presuppositions
In the sphere of religion, in particular, the present time is a time of conflict; the great redemptive religion which has always been known as Christianity is battling against a totally diverse type of religious belief, which is only the more destructive of the Christian faith because it makes use of traditional Christian terminology. At the time that J. Gresham Machen wrote his groundbreaking book, Christianity and Liberalism , many people had foggy ideas about the nature of Christianity. On the surface, it seemed that liberalism offered merely one more variation on the general theme of Christianity. And indeed, that was how liberals considered themselves.
Content Summary: This gathered, or synthetic collection consists of published works authored by Dr. Gresham Machen, one work each published by his father and his mother, and both books and articles concerning Dr. Machen's life and ministry. Access: This collection is open to researchers. Preferred citation: J. Louis, Missouri.
Liberal Christianity , also known as liberal theology , is a movement that interprets and reforms Christian teaching by taking into consideration modern knowledge, science and ethics. It emphasizes the importance of reason and experience over doctrinal authority. Liberal Christians view their theology as an alternative to both atheistic rationalism and to theologies based on traditional interpretations of external authority such as the Bible or sacred tradition. Liberal theology grew out of Enlightenment rationalism and romanticism of the 18th and 19th centuries. By the late 19th and early 20th centuries, it was characterized by an acceptance of Darwinian evolution , a utilization of modern biblical criticism and participation in the Social Gospel movement. Liberal theology's influence declined with the rise of neo-orthodoxy in the s and with liberation theology in the s.
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Gresham Machen was the Presbyterian giant who taught at Princeton during the time of B. Warfield—another giant. During that era, Protestant Liberalism "ruled the roost" of almost every seminary in America. It was, as usual, presented as "the thinking man's version of Christianity. Machen had gone through the virtual loss of his own Christian faith when doing doctoral work in Germany and had had to cognitively fight his way back. Of course, the same thing goes on for students today. Only the names have changed.
Gresham Machen — was the last of a long line of Presbyterian theologians at Princeton who thought of themselves as upholding the traditional teachings of the denomination. He contrasted this view with the view of religious liberals e. Harry Emerson Fosdick, see document 19 , who he argued placed human experience at the center of religion. Writing several decades after Palmer, however, in a world of increased secularism and scientific influence see documents 14 and 16 , Machen felt the need to argue for the authority of the Bible, an authority Palmer could take for granted. The writings of Machen, Fosdick, and Dixon included in this collection were part of the modernist-fundamentalist controversy of the first decades of the twentieth century. Modern liberalism, it has been observed so far, has lost sight of the two great presuppositions of the Christian message—the living God, and the fact of sin.
CHRISTIANITY & LIBERALISM. J. Gresham Machen (). Table of Contents, updated language, and additional footnotes by William H. Gross.
J. Gresham Machen
This classic defense of orthodox Christianity, written to counter the liberalism that arose in the early s, establishes the importance of scriptural doctrine and contrasts the teachings of liberalism and orthodoxy on God and man, the Bible, Christ, salvation, and This classic defense of orthodox Christianity, written to counter the liberalism that arose in the early s, establishes the importance of scriptural doctrine and contrasts the teachings of liberalism and orthodoxy on God and man, the Bible, Christ, salvation, and the church. Gresham Machen's Christianity and Liberalism has remained relevant through the years ever since its original publication in It was named one of the top books of the millennium by World magazine and one of the top books of the twentieth century by Christianity Today. For its acumen, for its saliency, and for its wit, this cool and stringent defense of orthodox Protestantism is, I think, the best popular argument produced in the controversy between Christianity and liberalism.
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Его сверхкритическую массу. - М-м… сто десять фунтов, - сказала Соши. - Сто десять? - оживился Джабба. - Сколько будет сто десять минус тридцать пять и две десятых. - Семьдесят четыре и восемь десятых, - сказала Сьюзан. - Но я не думаю… - С дороги! - закричал Джабба, рванувшись к клавиатуре монитора. - Это и есть ключ к шифру-убийце.
Он печально на нее посмотрел. - Мидж… у меня нет никакой жизни.