Christianity and Neo-Liberalism
- Dear Christian Brothers:
I am a new member and I apologize for not introducing myself first.
However, I would like to recommend Paul Elliot's new
book, Christianity and Neo-Liberalism. This is a book that everyone
who loves Jesus Christ, loves the truth, and loves the Gospel must read.
It is a riveting and horrifying story. Elliot explains in great
detail how the enemies of the faith have been able to surreptitiously
supplant the true Gospel with a clever fraud and, more importantly,
how they were able to succeed in the OPC. The track Elliot outlines
in the OPC is mirrored in many respects in the PCA as well. Further,
the politics involved and how these enemies of Christ have positioned
themselves in places of power and influence over the years and their
success in neutralizing their opposition is a lesson all of us need to
learn, but I'm afraid few of us have. The incredible gullibility and
complacency of countless churchmen recounted in this book is
frightening. The comparison to Machen's Christianity and Liberalism is
more than fitting. I would argue Elliot's book is considerably better
on a number of counts. His account of the Kinnaird affair alone is
worth the price of the book. Yet, there is so much I haven't even
considered, like the "hermeneutic of trust" which has supplanted the
Reformed hermeneutic in many circles is an eye-opener. This is simply
an amazing book.
Below is a copy of the table of contents and the book is available at
a great price from Trinity Foundation with ample discounts available
for resellers (if you're not a reseller, bulk orders are handled
differently, so give them a call. FWIW I just ordered copies for
everyone on my Session).
Sorry for any intrusion.
PCA, Calvary, Norfolk, VA
Part One: Liberalism and Neo-Liberalism: A Little Leaven; The Marks of
Part Two: Historical Background: Those Who Ignore the Errors of
History; Embracing the Principles of the Auburn Affirmation.
Part Three: The Growth of Neo-Liberalism: The Shepherd Controversy:
Entry of Another Gospel; Richard Gaffin's New Perspective on Paul; The
Kinnaird Case and Its Aftermath; The Hermeneutic of Trust:
Prescription for Doctrinal Anarchy; How Did It Happen?
Part Four: How Shall We Respond?: The Biblical Imperative.
Appendices: The Auburn Affirmation; Kinnaird Memorandum; Proposed
(Rejected) Overture to the 2004 OPC General Assembly; Scripture Index;