By Guy P. Harrison
Written in a deferential and conversational variety, this specified publication is designed to advertise confident discussion and foster mutual figuring out among Christians and non-Christians. the writer, a skeptic and journalist, asks easy questions on Christian trust.
What is the born-again adventure? Why might God are looking to sacrifice his merely son for the realm? Do miracles relatively ensue? How trustworthy is the Bible? what's the rapture? Why isn't every body a Christian? every one query is through statement and research that's skeptical and hard yet by no means argumentative or condescending.
Christians will locate the e-book important as a foundation for constructing their apologetics, whereas skeptics will welcome Harrison's probing rational research of non secular claims.
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Extra resources for 50 Simple Questions for Every Christian
Liberal theology is in some measure synonymous with modern theology in counterpoint to traditional dogmatic theologies shared by Catholic, Protestant and Eastern Orthodox thinkers. It is common for Friedrich Schleiermacher (1768–1834) to be crowned as the ‘Father of Modern Theology’, and hence a liberal. Yet Schleiermacher’s work was a response to the oeuvre of the Prussian philosopher Immanuel Kant. With Kant’s Religion within the Limits of Mere Reason (1893), he presented his readership with a reading of religion, Christianity, Jesus and theology shorn of dogmatic theological traditions.
The faculty of illumination prized by enthusiasts of the Enlightenment was human reason, rather than divine revelation. 31 Before the genesis of the Enlightenment, Christendom was normally able to use its political arm to strike down deviants from ecclesiastical doctrine. 29 Theologians_02_017-030 17/7/09 15:51 Page 30 30 twentieth-century theologians Other general features of modern liberal theology are an acceptance of Kant’s theory of knowledge, according to which God is beyond the ken of human rational knowledge; a keenness to use the insights of modern biblical research in theology and to regard the Bible as a product of human derivation; and a fervour for hermeneutics, the methodical investigation of the most appropriate way to discern the meaning of language.
In this scheme, God is envisaged as an absolute (or unlimited) freedom, who creates people as situated, limited and localized freedoms. Freedom was one of the overarching ideals of the French Revolution. ‘Liberté, Egalité, Fraternité’ (‘Freedom, Equality, Fraternity’) was the most famous of the revolutionaries’ battle cries, as they tore down the trammels of the French monarchy and reduced the Church in France to its weakest institutional state in more than 1,000 years. The freedom sought and esteemed by nineteenth- and twentieth-century liberal theologians was not the liberty to butcher nobles and priests, but to discourse about God, Jesus, Christ, and the drama of human destiny without the control, punitive reaction or censorship of the Church and its dogmatic traditions.
50 Simple Questions for Every Christian by Guy P. Harrison