From the Nov/Dec, 2011 issue of Touchstone
Jesus & the Neo-Deists by Folke T. Olofsson

Jesus & the Neo-Deists

Sweden’s New Civil Church Is Not an Icon of Christ but a Mirror of Man

by Folke T. Olofsson

Three years before his death in 1733, the English philosopher Matthew Tindal, one of the most important and radical English deists, published Christianity as Old as the Creation. It was certainly not the first of its kind. Already in 1669 the Irish philosopher John Toland had published a work with the provoking title Christianity Not Mysterious. The conviction brought to the fore in these books was that the Christian faith had no evidence not already to be found in the natural mind and that, . . .


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