Is <title>A Confessional Church in a Pluralistic World by James R. Edwards

A Confessional Church in a Pluralistic World

Playing Ball on a Field Without Boundaries

by James R. Edwards

Perhaps the most fundamental issue before American Christianity—both liberal and conservative—is what it means to be a confessional church in a pluralistic world. Christianity is by nature confessional. American democracy is by necessity pluralistic. The Church—at least, the Church militant—never exists apart from a cultural context. The longstanding alliance between Protestantism and American democracy makes the Church particularly vulnerable to a confusion of creed and context, of confessional status and pluralistic environment. Our quandary over the confession by which we live and the . . .


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