The Greatest Drama Ever Staged

Friday, 20 May 2016

More than sixty years ago, Carl F. H. Henry’s The Uneasy Conscience of Modern Fundamentalism (1947) chastised fundamentalists for their anti-intellectualism and cultural pessimism. While commending fundamentalists for preserving doctrinal fidelity to the supernatural gospel, Henry lambasted their “pessimism” and “indifference” to social ills. He also lamented the fact that “social reform movements dedicated to the elimination of such evils do not have the active, let alone vigorous, cooperation of large segments of evangelical Christianity.” For Henry, a Christianity “without a passion to turn the world upside down is not reflective of apostolic Christianity.” He even cited ...

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