Religion: Theology for the Tent Meeting

Many people divide American Protestantism into two stereotypes: the liberals, whose faith is supported by reason, and the conservatives or Evangelicals, who favor an emotional religion of testimonials and tent meetings. One leading Evangelical, however, contends that the underlying principles are just the reverse. Liberal theology is mired in a swamp of subjectivity, he says, while Evangelicalism stands or falls on the basis of reason, not emotion.

That argument comes from the Rev. Carl F.H. Henry in the first two volumes of his projected four-volume work, God, Revelation and Authority (Word Books; $12.95...

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