Reli 127 March 25

Reli 127 March 25 - History of Christianity and Evolution...

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History of Christianity and Evolution March 25, 2008 Mid 19 th century Protestant consensus, optimism, confidence in the future, belief in harmony btwn faith, science, morality ect. Often called Protestant establishment, a social, cultural establishment. White men, ran most institutions of society Late 19 th century- great social change, social upheaval, immigration, urbanization, industrialization, diversification, ect Protestation establishment challenged Bible as historical text- Higher criticism of the Bible, offer natural explanations for miracles Modernists- the need to adapt to modern circumstances, shared optimism, rejected strict reliance on creeds, preserve the essence of Christianity, but it should and must adapt to broader culture. Embrace new findings, little difficulty with evolution. “God’s way of doing things” Religion can progress. Apply religious values to new modern society. Human society was moving toward the kingdom of God. 1890-1910 Liberalism and modernism became prominent- major stream of American Protestantism
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This note was uploaded on 04/26/2008 for the course RELI 127 taught by Professor Weiner during the Spring '08 term at UNC.

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