Tuesday, June 14, 2022

Now Reading...


                                              (Last week Linda and I were in New York City.)

I've read theologian Roger Olson's books, over the years, and find him engaging, helpful, and fair. Olson is emeritus professor of theology at Baylor University.

I've just started his new book Against Liberal Theology: Putting the Brakes on Progressive Christianity.

Here are a few reviews.

'Roger Olson's Against Liberal Theology is a courageous and calm definition, examination, and evaluation of the collapse of authentic, orthodox Christian theology in the minds, hearts, and hands of one liberal (not progressive) theologian after another. In their own words, Olson often shines a bright, piercing light on their own criticisms. This is a vintage example of Olson being Olson: he knows the literature, he is candid, he is fair, and he is unstinting in criticism of the pitfalls of liberal theologians. And he examines only those who overtly espouse 'liberal' in their theology. Those most attracted into progressivism and then into liberalism will benefit from a humble reading of this book.' -- Scot McKnight, professor of New Testament, Northern Seminary

'Roger Olson shows us the absolute theological vacuity of American liberal Christianity. He demonstrates that liberalism's God is a mirror of themselves, their Jesus is not worthy of worship nor a savior of any sort, and the Holy Spirit is merely a symbol for their own musings. Olson's verdict is damning but indubitable: liberal Christianity has little to do with classic or historical Christianity.' -- 
Michael Bird, academic dean and lecturer in New Testament, Ridley College --This text refers to the paperback edition.