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Christianity's Dangerous Idea by Alister E. McGrath
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Jul 06, 12

Read from May 13 to July 06, 2012

A very helpful, enlightening, and educational book. Very accessible in writing. Quiet a feet for a single book, but as a scratch on a surface it is a job well done. The the book is generously footnoted, showing where the interested reader might go for further studies. All in all, i really enjoyed it.

A few (critical) notes: the author sometimes does not seem to distinguish clearly between culturally influenced and textually (Bible) influenced characteristics of the different flavors of Protestantism, especially when he speaks of revision and the validity there of. A clearer distinction between the two would, i think, show where majority of the revision is to occur.

and secondly, the author, more often than I liked, speaks of contemporary Protestantism in horizontal terms (speed of Protestantism among the global south and other nations) as opposed to vertical terms (major developments of Protestantism in thought) in contemporary growth of the movement.

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