Is there room in the Church and in society today for a faith that takes the Bible and traditional teaching seriously but not literally? Why liberal Christianity might be the faith you're looking for? Dealing with these questions, this book aims to set out a liberal Christian position that is biblical, open, liturgically conservative, and ethical.
Is there room in the Church and in society today for a faith that takes the Bible and traditional teaching seriously but not literally? Or that sees Christianity as a developing tradition with its share of mistakes but one which still provides people with the best framework for encountering God and living a fulfilling life? This book is written in an accessible style out of a deep love of the Church and the traditions and scholarship that have enriched it. Brian Mountford sets out a liberal Christian position that is biblical, open, liturgically conservative, traditional, ethical and concerned with Christian action. In the clash between liberalism and fundamentalism that bedevils the Church today he is always on the side of critical theology, real religion, and poetic language about 'deep truth'. He believes in the reality of God but finds him 'in the wound rather than the bandage'. For those searching for a credible faith this book is the perfect introduction to the best that Christianity has to offer.
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'Wonderful, lively and robust' The Door 'An excellent exposition of liberal Christianity' Unitarian Christian 'Delightful, compelling, a persuasive case for Christian beliefs in the contemporary world'. Renew 'Eirenic. Read the book yourself, and give a copy to your bishop'. Church Times 'Mountford's open-minded, liberal faith and intelligence stand out.' Oxford Times
About Brian Mountford
Canon Brian Mountford is Vicar of the University Church of St Mary the Virgin, Oxford, one of the most visited Churches in England.
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