Partly Right: Learning from the Critics of Christianity
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Campolo explores the background and claims of the major critics of bourgeois Christianity from the late 19th and early 20th centuries. As Christians, we should be aware not only of their misconceptions, but also of their truths. Marx…Kierkegaard…Nietzsche…Freud…If we do not learn from them, it may be at our own peril.In Partly Right, Dr. Stepping into the roles of these intellectuals, he argues their points, their views, and their complaints about the middle-class societies spawned by Protestantism. This book is designed to analyze the criticisms of its enemies, test their validity, and explain why bourgeois religion has survived them.".A Tony Campolo Classic!. Campolo clearly and rationally shows both pros and cons of the critic's theories. Campolo says, "Middle-class Christianity shows no signs of dying
Tony Campolo (Ph.D., Temple University) is professor emeritus of sociology at Eastern University in suburban Philadelphia, a media commentator on religious, social, and political matters, and the author of a dozen books, including Revolution and Renewal, Let me Tell You a Story, and 20 Hot Potatoes Christians Are Afraid to touch.
. About the Author Tony Campolo (Ph.D., Temple University) is professor emeritus of sociology at Eastern University in suburban Philadelphia, a media commentator on religious, social, and political matters, and the author of a dozen books, including Revolution and Renewal, Let me Tell You a Story, and 20 Hot Potatoes Christians Are Afraid to touch
Examining "bourgeois Christianity." "We will do well to use the valid aspects of [the criticism] of bourgeois Christianity to purge ourselves of those accretions to our faith that are alien to the essence of the biblical message and only serve our middle-class interestsIf we do not learn [from these criticisms], we will fail to avail ourselves of the insights of our most honest criti. Cipriano said Another gutsy Campolo book for the choir.. Campolo says "A religious group matures and improves only by correcting its flaws, and usually the enemies of that group can help it to see those flaws better than its friends can." This idea is the force behind the whole flow of "Partly Right" and since I am in up-front agreement with Campolo's premise, I found his entire argument to be quite comp. Michael J. Wells said Campolo's most important book. I highly reccommend Partly Right to thoughtful Christians, or would-be-Christians. Great summaries of philosophies that challange the faith, and a great challenge to Christians.