A new vision for liberal Christianity?

A writer for the liberal British paper The Guardian offers a two-part series on the state of liberal Christianity and his prescription for a cure.

Part 1

Part 2

Here is the final paragraph of the second piece.

Being a liberal Christian is not enough – this tradition gravitates to rational humanism, and also to cultural blandness. It impotently looks on at the theatrical thrills that spill from other less liberal churches. We need a new liberal Christianity that directly addresses these deep-rooted deficiencies. If we seek the revival of liberal Christianity, we must not just be liberals, but cultic-liberals.

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2 thoughts on “A new vision for liberal Christianity?

  1. The problem with liberal Christianity has always been the Christianity part. Secular humanism is far more compelling to the masses than a liberal Christianity.

  2. With regard to religion, Wittgenstein is often considered a kind of Anti-Realist (see below for more on this). He opposed interpretations of religion that emphasize doctrine or philosophical arguments intended to prove God’s existence, but was greatly drawn to religious rituals and symbols, and considered becoming a priest. He likened the ritual of religion to a great gesture, as when one kisses a photograp
    Ludwig Wittgenstein (1889—1951)
    Duncan J. Richter
    IEP

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