Reinventing Liberal Christianity, by Theo Hobson

Theo Hobson, a British theologian and journalist now teaching at General Theological Seminary in New York, has written a sweeping, ambitious book tracing the historical emergence and fate of liberal theology in the modern period. In it he advocates for a specific understanding of that interpretive tradition. He reports: “I have been motivated by the conviction that the fashion toward antiliberalism is bad for Christian proclamation. There needs to be new clarity that the liberal state is a good thing.” The book thus becomes a defense of the “liberal state” and of the way in which good liberal Christianity is allied with it.

 

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