The Fervent Embrace: Liberal Protestants, Evangelicals, and Israel
In this book, Pamela Klassen traces the historic intersections of Protestant liberalism, science/biomedicine and supernatural healing from the early twentieth century through the present in Canada. She provides intriguing history of how missionary physicians in the United Church of Canada and Anglican Church initially engaged in Christian imperialism by prescribing medicine, conversion/bible reading, and learning English as cure for most ailments to such populations as the First Nations…
The Christian Century and the Rise of the Protestant Mainline by Elesha J. Coffman
David Martyn Lloyd-Jones (20 December 1899 – 1 March 1981) was a Welsh Protestant minister, preacher and medical doctor who was influential in the Reformed wing of the British evangelical movement in the 20th century. For almost 30 years, he was the minister of Westminster Chapel in London. Lloyd-Jones was strongly opposed to Liberal Christianity, which had become a part of many Christian denominations; he regarded it as aberrant.
Liberals, he maintains, may have lost Protestantism, but they won the country, establishing ecumenicalism, cosmopolitanism and tolerance as the dominant American creed. > > > Click to continue reading!
Why Christianity Must Change or Die: A Bishop Speaks to Believers In Exile by John Shelby Spong. An important and respected voice for liberal American Christianity for the past twenty years, Spong integrates his often controversial stands on the Bible, Jesus, theism, and morality into an intelligible creed that speaks to today's thinking Christian. In this compelling and heartfelt book, he sounds a rousing call for a Christianity based on critical thought rather not blind faith.