By Michael J. Langford

Liberal theology, in its average shape, represents the try and method faith from a rational viewpoint with out denying or belittling the significance of spiritual event and spiritual dedication. types of liberal theology are available in all of the nice religions. This e-book is basically all for a Christian culture that is going again to the second one century and reached a excessive element within the 17th. this custom contains a approach to inquiry which, whilst re-evaluated within the mild of modern discussions at the nature of rationality and utilized to modern concerns, finds that there are types of materialism, monism and theism which may accord with rationality. whereas liberal theology can't show the reality of theism, it might current it not just as one of many rational suggestions, yet as an alternative that has uniquely appealing features, and while the liberal culture is taken at its most sensible, it will possibly help a model of Christianity which keeps to consult God as a transcendent 'reality', and that could proceed to aid recognizable doctrines of incarnation, redemption and Trinity. The liberal theology brought and complex during this ebook may be contrasted with many fresh 'radical theologies', and will be referred to as 'liberal orthodoxy'. scholars of philosophy, theology and spiritual reviews, in addition to clergy and lay readers, will locate this an obtainable perception into liberal theology and to present debates on materialism, atheism and inter-faith dialogue.

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