In this provocative book Theo Hobson addresses the current crisis of liberal Christianity.
In past years liberal Christianity challenged centuries of authoritarian tradition and had great political influence.
It played a major role in the founding of the United States and gave rise to the secular liberalism that we take for granted.
But liberal Christianity today is widely dismissed as a watering-down of the faith, and more conservative forms of Christianity are increasingly dominant.
Can the liberal Christian tradition recover its influence? Hobson puts forth a bold theory about why liberal Christianity collapsed and how it can be reinvented.
He argues that a simple revival is not possible, because liberal Christianity consists of two traditions -- a good tradition that must be salvaged and a bad tradition that must be repudiated.
Reinventing Liberal Christianity untangles these two traditions with a fascinating survey of Christian thought from the Reformation to the present and, further, aims to transform liberal Christianity through the rediscovery of faith and ritual.
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 332 pages
- Publisher: William B Eerdmans Publishing Co
- Publication Date: 16/10/2013
- Category: Protestantism & Protestant Churches
- ISBN: 9780802868404