Carson on Liberal Theology

You never, never want to get on D. A. Carson’s bad side, because let me tell you, he’ll make you look really stupid and sound very civilized doing it.

Certainly liberal theology… was on the ascendancy during the eighteenth, nineteenth, and twentieth centuries, but until the twentieth century it did not capture the majority of people in most denominations. And now, at the beginning of the twenty-first century, classic liberal theology looks more and more outmoded. It still embraces more than its share of scholars, of course, but its denominations are shrinking, its influence in the culture is declining, and its most extreme and vociferous proponents– the Jesus Seminar, for instance– simply look silly. (Christ and Culture Revisited, 34)

Kind of makes you want to giggle and point, doesn’t it?


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