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The Case Against Evengelical Christianity

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The Case Against Evangelical Christianity is a hard-hitting attack against Christian fundamentalism. It seeks to disprove the Evangelical claim that the Bible is the inerrant word of God. In addition to offering a thorough critique of Evangelical Christianity, this book presents material reconciling Darwin s theory of evolution with the Christian faith. It also explores ne ...more
Paperback, 206 pages
Published December 20th 2006 by Charles River Press (first published November 30th 2006)
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Lee Harmon
Feb 22, 2012 Lee Harmon rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Rick Herrick’s book is a friendly, easy-to-read argument against “Evangelical Christianity.” Rick is a self-proclaimed Christian, but is unable to promote the Bible as a history book to be read literally. Welcome to the club, right? The back cover promises a “hard-hitting attack against Christian fundamentalism,” but I really didn’t get that feeling. Instead, Rick presents common sense reason after reason for replacing fundamentalism with Jesus’ dream of a “Kingdom of God.” Rick never does preci ...more
Michael Sherlock
I was initially misled by both the title and cover of this book. I was expecting a gloves-off, adversarial-styled attack on evangelical Christianity, but instead, I found this to be a book about love. Dr Rick Herrick uses his extensive experience as both a scholar and bible teacher to promote love for all, regardless of gender, sexual proclivity or any other superficial characteristic a person may be graced with. The author’s contempt for both misogyny and homophobia underscores the ethos of th ...more
Hank
Mar 25, 2013 Hank rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I have often wondered about the virgin birth and the resurrection. Rick Herrick not only points out the historical and textual problems with these traditional Christian beliefs, but he also explains how these stories can lead one to experience larger spiritual truths. I appreciated the balance and fairness in this book. It would be an excellent text for an adult Sunday school class. Hank Kellner
Ken Laderoute
Apr 25, 2014 Ken Laderoute rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I have read many books on religion, but few that make their case through story. Dr. Herrick explains obtuse theological concepts by sharing with us his personal stories. It makes the book so readable. I recommend it for any reader.
Ken Laderoute
Mar 25, 2013 Ken Laderoute rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I have read many books on religion, but few that make their case through story. Dr. Herrick explains obtuse theological concepts by sharing with us his personal stories. It makes the book so readable. I recommend it for any reader.
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Dr. Rick Herrick (PhD, Tulane University) is a former tenured university professor and magazine editor. Recently retired, he splits his time between Oak Bluffs Massachusetts and Leadville Colorado. He is married with three children and six grandchildren.


















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