Christianity & Liberalism: Legacy Edition
J. Gresham Machen
“I have read Christianity and Liberalism by J. Gresham Machen multiple times for multiple reasons. Each time has been a blessing for my life and ministry. As I now read this anniversary edition I am astonished at how relevant it is for the challenges facing the evangelical and reformed church today. It is only enhanced through the insightful essays provided by the faculty of Westminster Seminary. You must read it and read all of it!”See All
Dr. Harry L. Reeder, III
Pastor Teacher, Briarwood Presbyterian Church
“Machen's Christianity and Liberalism is as relevant today as it was almost a hundred years ago when he wrote, powerfully defining true and biblical Christianity. This volume is especially valuable as his spiritual heirs at Westminster relate Machen's thought to the church today.”See All
Dr. Richard Phillips
“J. Gresham Machen played a major role in challenging Christians not to withdraw from the culture but to have a Kingdom perspective. Not only did Machen understand the issues of the 1920’s America culture, but he wrote in such a manner that he speaks to us almost 100 years later in a contemporary tone. This book is for Christians, and especially for Christian leaders, to see how Machen’s perspective helps our understanding of similar issues today. I think the original copyright could just as well read 2019 instead of 1923. How he dealt with the strategic issues of his day gives us a model to enable us to do the same today. Christianity and Liberalism is a clear guide book for us.”See All
Dr. Charles Dunahoo
Author of Making Kingdom Disciples, Coordinator of Christian Education and Publications, PCA (1976-2012)
Long heralded as a “classic defense of orthodox Christianity,” Christianity and Liberalism has had a profound influence in the church since its publication in 1923. With precision, insight, and a palpable devotion to the Christ of scripture, Machen alerted the church to the critical distinction between real faith in biblical truth and the devastating deterioration of that faith in the tenets of liberal theology.
This Legacy Edition of Christianity and Liberalism was specially produced to celebrate the 90th anniversary of Westminster Theological Seminary, the seminary J. Gresham Machen founded in 1929. Accompanying the text are 18 new essays by the current faculty of Westminster. These essays discuss the history of the book and the seminary, and the impact of Machen’s thought on apologetics, hermeneutics, preaching and more.
J. Gresham Machen (1881-1937) was a professor at Princeton Seminary. He founded Westminster Seminary in 1929, and led the formation of the Orthodox Presbyterian Church in 1936. His books include Christianity & Liberalism, The Christian View of Man and The Person of Christ.