From the new book on Carl Henry


I’m about 50 pages in and I thought this paragraph had something to chew on:

This is not to say that there are not severe theological crises within the evangelical communion. Both Open Theism and a late-to-the-cultural-dance but unabashed embrace of postmodernism have recently enthused certain self-proclaimed evangelicals, thus sobering even the most upbeat boosters of the cause. The lack of resolve in other quarters to responds clearly and convictionally to crises such as same-gender marriage shows just how deep the problems go. A cottage industry of books now consumes itself with various screeds about the current state of affairs within evangelical churches on matters both theoretical and practical. Trenchant critique certainly has a place in intra-ecclesial apologetics. But the various dirges may be offering, however unwittingly, a better critique of Protestantism than even the New Oxford Review could mount.

Gregory Alan Thornbury, Recovering Classic Evangelicalism: Applying the Wisdom and Vision of Carl F. H. Henry, Wheaton: Crossway, 2013, 43.


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