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J. Gresham Machen's The Gospel and the Modern World: And Other Short Writings

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The title essay is followed by five letters between Machen and Harold John Ockenga, and "Skyscrapers and Catherdrals."
Paperback, 48 pages
Published January 21st 2005 by P & R Publishing (first published December 13th 2004)
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Will Dole
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Short, excellent. The clarity of Machen's view of the world in opposition to the gospel if Christ is as necessary and penetrating today as it must have been 80+ years ago.
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If nothing else, read the stirring "Charge To The Pastor" Machen wrote in 1931 and contemplate how much that message is needed in every age.
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Dec 29, 2011 Adam rated it really liked it
This miscellany is a very good, very brief introduction to Machen. Of the book’s four pieces, the last two are quite short but memorable. On the other hand, the correspondence presented here between Machen and Harold John Ockenga will likely be of interest only to readers with a good background in Machen’s life and work. But the title piece, wonderful--just wonderful! It’s worth multiple readings and introduces many of the key themes elaborated on in Christianity and Liberalism. All the pieces h ...more
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This is a good book; it was written in 1931 but is still very relevant for the liberal views of religion today.
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John Gresham Machen was an influential American Presbyterian theologian in the early 20th century. He was the Professor of New Testament at Princeton Seminary between 1915 and 1929, and led a conservative revolt against modernist theology at Princeton and formed Westminster Seminary as a more orthodox alternative. This split was irreconcilable, and Machen led others to form the Orthodox ...more
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