Roger E. Olson
How to Be Evangelical without Being Conservative
August 26, 2019 Comments.. 121
How to Be Evangelical without Being Conservative Roger E. Olson Many people equate evangelical Christianity with conservatism in religion, politics, theology and social attitudes Some are scandalized by any separation between them As one evangelical pastor s wife declared to a church group We are a conservative people In fact, however, evangelicals have not always been conservative radical stances on doctrines, worship, social noMany people equate evangelical Christianity with conservatism in religion, politics, theology and social attitudes Some are scandalized by any separation between them As one evangelical pastor s wife declared to a church group We are a conservative people In fact, however, evangelicals have not always been conservative radical stances on doctrines, worship, social norms, politics and church leadership have often marked evangelicalism in the past The 2007 movie Amazing Grace about William Wilberforce s protracted battle against the slave trade featured a small group of British evangelicals committed to abolition The same radicalism characterized much of American evangelicalism in the years before the Civil War In recent years the American media have portrayed the evangelical movement as a conservative force in society sometimes equating it with fundamentalism and puritanism The missing piece of the story is, however, that both fundamentalism and puritanism contained radical elements that opposed the status quo This book sets forth evidence that the link between evangelicalism and conservatism has not always been as strong as it is today in the popular mind and it will provide suggestions for contemporary evangelicals who want to remain evangelical and not become post evangelical without identifying with conservatism in every way.. How to Be Evangelical without Being Conservative Many people equate evangelical Christianity with conservatism in religion politics theology and social attitudes Some are scandalized by any separation between them As one evangelical pastor s wife
  • Title: How to Be Evangelical without Being Conservative
  • Author: Roger E. Olson
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    1. Jonathan says:

      How to Be Evangelical without Being ConservativeBy Roger E Olson A review synopsis by Jonathan W Lee, March 2009 The title of the book cries out for two words to be defined evangelical and conservative Dr Olson defines evangelicals as Protestant Christians who display five characteristics Biblicism belief in the supreme authority of Scripture for faith and life , conversionism belief that authentic Christianity always includes a radical conversion to Jesus Christ by personal repentance and faith [...]

    2. Nathan says:

      There were certain aspects of this book that provided some solid insight into how a church can be forward thinking Unfortunately, when the author sought to make an argument, he set up straw men and engaged neither with actual scripture, nor the real reasons for certain beliefs As a result, his assertions were not particularly convincing.

    3. John Martindale says:

      I love Olson s blog and I enjoyed this book Though, theologically speaking, Olson seems very conservative, he is opposed to that conservative mentality that dogmatically entrenches itself in certain traditions while paying lip service to sola scriptura Olson is one of those rare souls, who despite disagreeing with Open theism, can actually recognize that we Open Theist, are so because the overwhelming scriptural evidence Unlike other Calvinist and Arminians, Olson can actually mention and disagr [...]

    4. Nate Perrin says:

      I have gone through a period of deconstruction and reconstruction with my faith over the years now that I have been separated from the traditions I grew up with One thing I discovered surprisingly about myself is that I do not fit into the camp of conservative evangelical even though I identified as such for a very long time I absolutely embrace the evangelical tradition, but I have found myself dissatisfied with the Religious Right and the current culture s refusal to look at new ideas For that [...]

    5. Rebecca says:

      Excellent and quite readable.Mr Olson speaks to many of the issues I ve been thinking about in my journey away from hardline conservatism In particular, topics that are often characterized as either or choices are discussed in greater detail It s a refreshing change from the harsh rhetoric with which evangelicals are often associated, often unfairly.I found the book helpful in coalescing several stances for which I have had differences of opinion with fellow believers Of course, most of them are [...]

    6. Eric Black says:

      Olson has provided a very accessible plan for maintaining classic evangelical principles while avoiding the negative connotations of conservatism Each chapter stands alone so readers can start anywhere and even skip parts.I find the book too repetitive for my taste and not detailed enough in its prescriptions However, for someone approaching this issue for the first time, it is a friendly introduction.

    7. Pat says:

      A great book for anyone that at times feels caught between two worlds evangelical and conservative neither of which is always synonymous with the other For the purposes of his book, the author describes conservative as a tendency to defend whatever is perceived as traditional and a reluctance to move away from the status quo even under trememdous pressure from new insights, discoveries, and viewpoints provided by experience, including fresh interpretations of the Bible.

    8. Jon Hughes says:

      Roger Olson does a good job of illuminating terms like conservative and evangelical, which are distorted and made fuzzy by those that self identify with those terms and by the inappropriate usage of those terms by the media If you re frustrated with the theological and political options of conservative and liberal and wondered if there is a third way, this would be a good place to begin.

    9. Rick says:

      This is an intelligent look at conservatism and evangelicalism in America, and points out that they have not always been good bedfellows I even wonder why so many Christians today are conservative knowing the radical nature of the teachings on Jesus Christ.

    10. Andrew Linderer says:

      Loved this book There were a couple topics in the last third of the book that didn t really hit as close to home for me which is why I only gave it 4 stars but it was really good.

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