As religious believers feel themselves more threatened by the modern world, they increasingly often turn to fundamentalism. The fundamentalist insists that engaging with contemporary culture ends in the watering down of Christianity to suit the passing whims of the age. Yet Gerard J. Hughes argues in Fidelity without Fundamentalism that in fact being a faithful Christian involves avoiding fundamentalism. Believers are sometimes encouraged to sweep under the carpet issues which it is thought they should be protected from for fear they might undermine their faith. The longer-term effect of this is not to preserve their faith, but to corrode it. This brilliant, accessible and timely book shows the inquisitive Christian how to reconcile their everyday contemporary world view with what is truly essential to Christianity. Book jacket.
Fidelity without Fundamentalism
A Dialogue with Tradition
Mind, Body & Spirit /