Humane Christianity examines how the institutional church, which should be a shining example of God's love in the world, has so often throughout history been the very opposite - corrupt, oppressive, abusive and inhumane. In analysing why this has been so, Alan Bartlett shows the serious consequences of this inhumanity for Christian witness today.
In the journey of revealing more humane Christianity the book ranges widely: from the problems caused by traditional language of 'original sin' or the legacy of the harsh reality of the Rule of Benedict, to explorations of the Christology of Irenacus, the love of Julian of Norwich, the passion of Luther, the theological method of Richard Hooker and the balanced spirituality of Jeremy Taylor.
Humane Christianity suggests a way forward rooted in an open orthodoxy and a thoughtful passionate commitment to the message of the gospels. The end result is an account of a way of living as Christians that is more attractive, just, and above all, humane.
Number Of Pages: 226
Published: 31st January 2011
Publisher: Darton,Longman & Todd Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.6 x 14.0
Weight (kg): 0.01