A layman's guide to protestant theology.

By: Hordern, WilliamPublication details: New York, Macmillan, 1955Description: 222 p. ; 22 cmSubject(s): Theology, Doctrinal -- History | Protestant churches -- Doctrines -- HistoryAdditional physical formats: Online version:: Layman's guide to protestant theology.LOC classification: BT21 | .H67
Contents:
Introduction -- The growth of orthodoxy -- The threat to orthodoxy -- Fundamentalism or conservative Christianity : the defense of orthodoxy -- Liberalism : the remaking of orthodoxy -- The remaking of liberalism -- Neo-orthodoxy : the rediscovery of orthodoxy -- American neo-orthodoxy : Reinhold Niebuhr -- The boundary between liberalism and neo-orthodoxy : Paul Tillich -- Orthodoxy as a growing tradition -- Conclusion -- Suggestions for further reading.
Summary: Hordern gives answers to many questions and in understandable language. The reader still has to use his head but then he finds the answers clear-cut.Summary: The events of the twentieth century have led to a rebirth of Protestant theology. Men are once again wrestling with the ultimate questions of life and are trying to find the Christian answers. I hope that this book will help the layman to discover what is going on in theology. This book is not a complete picture; it is an introduction. The reader may or may not accept one of the theological positions to be described; but the book will have fulfilled its purpose if it helps the reader to work out his own theological position against the background of modern thought. - Introduction.
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Introduction -- The growth of orthodoxy -- The threat to orthodoxy -- Fundamentalism or conservative Christianity : the defense of orthodoxy -- Liberalism : the remaking of orthodoxy -- The remaking of liberalism -- Neo-orthodoxy : the rediscovery of orthodoxy -- American neo-orthodoxy : Reinhold Niebuhr -- The boundary between liberalism and neo-orthodoxy : Paul Tillich -- Orthodoxy as a growing tradition -- Conclusion -- Suggestions for further reading.

Hordern gives answers to many questions and in understandable language. The reader still has to use his head but then he finds the answers clear-cut.

The events of the twentieth century have led to a rebirth of Protestant theology. Men are once again wrestling with the ultimate questions of life and are trying to find the Christian answers. I hope that this book will help the layman to discover what is going on in theology. This book is not a complete picture; it is an introduction. The reader may or may not accept one of the theological positions to be described; but the book will have fulfilled its purpose if it helps the reader to work out his own theological position against the background of modern thought. - Introduction.