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Christless Christianity : the alternative gospel of the American church

Author: Michael Scott Horton
Publisher: Grand Rapids, Mich. : BakerBooks, ©2008.
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Horton argues that while we invoke the name of Christ, too often Christ and the Christ-centered gospel are pushed aside. The result is a message and a faith that are, in Horton's words, "trivial, sentimental, affirming, and irrelevant." This alternative "gospel" is a message of moralism, personal comfort, self-help, self-improvement, and individualistic religion. It trivializes God, making him a means to our selfish  Read more...
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Named Person: Jesus Christ
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Scott Horton
ISBN: 9780801013188 0801013186
OCLC Number: 232256786
Description: 270 p. ; 23 cm.
Contents: Christless Christianity : the American captivity of the church --
Naming our captivity : moralistic, therapeutic deism --
Smooth talking and Christless Christianity --
How we turn good news into good advice --
Your own personal Jesus --
Delivering Christ : the message and the medium --
A call to the resistance.
Responsibility: Michael Horton.
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Horton argues that while we invoke the name of Christ, too often Christ and the Christ-centered gospel are pushed aside. The result is a message and a faith that are, in Horton's words, "trivial, sentimental, affirming, and irrelevant." This alternative "gospel" is a message of moralism, personal comfort, self-help, self-improvement, and individualistic religion. It trivializes God, making him a means to our selfish ends. Horton skillfully diagnoses the problem and points to the solution: a return to the unadulterated gospel of salvation. --from publisher description.

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