H. Richard Niebuhr On Evangelical Theology In the 21st Century?

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 (New York: Harper & Row, 1959 [1937]) 193. (HT: Dustin Burge)


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  1. No fan of the Niebuhr brothers, but the neo-orthodox were right about some things. This quote was something I liked the first time I heard it almost four decades ago sitting under a neo-orthodox professor in a liberal religion class in a liberal college.

    Sadly, the criticism also applies to some forms of evangelicalism that have gone down the same road.

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