Liberalism without Illusions: Renewing an American Christian Tradition

Liberalism without Illusions: Renewing an American Christian Tradition

By: Christopher H. Evans (author)Paperback

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By the 1930s most mainline Protestant traditions promulgated the key tenets of liberalism, especially an embrace of modern intellectual theory along with theological and religious pluralism. In Liberalism without Illusions , Christopher Evans critiques his own tradition, focusing in particular why so many Americans today want to distance themselves from this rich and vibrant heritage. In a time when attitudes about "liberal" vs. "conservative" theology have become the focus of the culture wars, he provides a constructive discussion of how liberalism might move forward into the 21st century, which, he argues, is indispensable to the future of American Christianity itself.

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Christopher H. Evans is Professor of the History of Christianity at Boston University School of Theology and is the author of several books, including Liberalism Without Illusions: Renewing an American Christian Tradition (2010). He lives in the Boston, Massachusetts area.


Introduction Chapter One: Why Do Americans Distrust Liberals? Chapter Two: Evangelical and Modern: Christian Liberalism in the 19th Century Chapter Three: Christian Liberalism and the Social Gospel Heritage Chapter Four: The Diffusion of Liberal Theology Chapter Five: Did Liberalism Win? Chapter Six: Does Liberal Theology Still Matter? Chapter Seven: Liberalism without Illusions Epilogue: Past Imperfect

Product Details

  • publication date: 01/02/2010
  • ISBN13: 9781602582088
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 211
  • ID: 9781602582088
  • weight: 250
  • ISBN10: 1602582084

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