A Long Resistance in the Same Direction
The Quiet Revolution in the Presbyterian Church (USA)
by Parker T. Williamson
A seismic shift is shaking the Presbyterian Church (USA). Riding into office on the premise that Scripture’s God had died, those who have been in control of this denomination’s infrastructure since the early 1960s now find that it is their authority that struggles for survival. Having hemorrhaged more than one million members since 1965 and having been drained of more than $60 million from the denominational treasury, managers have little to show for their attempts to replace theology with sociology. Faced with the fact that their programs are being rejected and that clinging to post-modern mantras is no longer deemed credible, vintage sixties liberals are losing their grip on the Presbyterian Church (USA).
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