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An Evangelical Social Gospel?

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Description: Jesus taught that love for others is the path to God, that you can't love God if you don't love your neighbor. In An Evangelical Social Gospel?, Tim Suttle shows how the exaggerated individualism of American culture distorts the gospel and weakens the church. He reaches back a full century to the writings of the great Baptist pastor Walter Rauschenbusch and ...more
Paperback, 126 pages
Published May 13th 2011 by Cascade Books
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Jeff
Jan 27, 2013 Jeff rated it it was amazing
"An Evangelical Social Gospel?" by Tim Suttle is a book that I will happily recommend to any of my numerous evangelical friends that have qualms about the concern that many younger Christians are expressing today about a gospel that addresses only the God-human relationship without like concern for the full array of human relationships in God's world (human-human, human-self, human-creation). Suttle writes out of his own "second conversion experience" having encountered the work of Walter ...more
Tim Hoiland
Jul 19, 2013 Tim Hoiland rated it liked it
Over the course of the past decade, as a member of a fairly large, conservative evangelical church in a part of the country fairly saturated with other conservative evangelical churches, I have become increasingly interested in and committed to the sort of faith the prophet Micah describes: “He has told you, O man, what is good; and what does the LORD require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God?”

If we’re honest, though, that’s not what evangelicals ha
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Melanie
Jun 30, 2012 Melanie rated it liked it
This book is really written for an Evangelical audience as an effort to convince them that it's not enough to love God and confess sins: Jesus calls us to take ACTION on that and love the people and the world they are in. He makes some good points, but as more of a social gospel person to begin with, I was NOT the target audience. It was fairly dense and well thought out so I found I could only read 2-3 chapters at a time and then needed to take a break.
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