The Truth About Theological Liberalism

A God without wrath brought men without sin into a kingdom without judgment through the ministrations of a Christ without a Cross.

—H. Richard Niebuhr, The Kingdom of God in America (1937), 193.


  1. This quotation never gets old. Surely one of the greatest sentences in the history of the church.

    • Indeed. M. Scott Horton quotes this often; that’s where I first heard it, being a newbie to this wonderful Reformed side of Christianity.

  2. True enough, but how orthodox were the Niebuhr brothers (Reinhold and H. Richard) themselves? I ask this as someone who has a lot of respect for their writings.

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