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Christianity & Liberalism May 8, 2008

Posted by Jeremy in IV Staff Development, Machen, Thoughts and Theology.
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If you have not read this book I strongly recommend that you pick it up and read it.  It is a Machen classic.  If you are not familiar with Machen he was born in 1881 and died in 1937.  He was a Presbyterian theologian, born at Baltimore, Maryland, studied at John Hopkins, Princeton University, and the universities of Marburg and Gottingen, Germany…. Taught New Testament literature and exegesis in Princeton Theological Seminary (1906-1929)…. An outstanding conservative apologist and theologian at Princeton, he left the school because of Modernism. Offered the presidency of several schools; but refused each offer. In 1929 founded Westminster Theological Seminary and became president and professor of New Testament from 1929 to 1937. Protesting against the liberalism of the Presbyterian Board of Foreign Missions, established an independent mission board. Charged with insubordination, tried, found guilty, and suspended from the Presbyterian ministry. Group of sixteen other clergymen and laymen with Dr. Machen withdrew in 1936 to found the Orthodox Presbyterian Church.   This book, first published in 1923, is a classic treatment of the age old controversy between Orthodox Christianity and Liberalism. Machen contrasts the errors of liberalism with the basic foundational truths of Biblical Christianity such as: Doctrine, God and man, the Bible, Christ, Salvation, and the Church. Machen’s book is scriptural, thought-provoking, well-reasoned, and relevent today!!! Your faith in the Bible and its basic doctrines will be strengthened. It is worth your time to read this important book.

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