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The Empty Church: The Suicide of Liberal Christianity

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The bestselling author of A Question of Character: A Life of John F. Kennedy now examines the reasons why Americans are leaving mainstream Prostestant churches in droves and tells millions of angry church members how to restore to their churches the traditional orthodoxy that has been threatened by liberal secular forces.
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Published October 28th 1996 by Free Press (first published October 1st 1996)
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Jan magdalene
Dec 11, 2013 Jan magdalene rated it did not like it
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I guess i was expecting a more secular perspective, but this book is written by a conservative christian. the political analysis is shit: the author blames sliding "morals" for the doubling of prison populations. He complains about Capitalism becoming a bad word at some "progressive" christian colleges, then spends a chapter ranting against 'consumer christianity'. This guy's a dumb fuck.
He even complains about christians being involved with AIDS activism because it "laregly stems from anal inte
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Tom
Dec 01, 2013 Tom rated it liked it
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As much as I hate to do so, I have to agree with many of the reviewers who commented on the writing style of this book. It is less a thoughtful analysis and more of a collection of footnotes joined together with comments. I do not dispute the author's premise as to why liberal Protestantism is dying. I just wish he wrote a better book.
Katie
Mar 07, 2009 Katie rated it it was ok
Reeves has some good points, but unfortunately the writing in this book is not very good. I skimmed and rushed through, hoping it would get better, but it remained tedious and rant-ish.
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Liberal denominations have lost the message and bowed to culture. ELCA, some Presbyterians
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