RT Book, Whole DB /z-wcorg/ DS http://worldcat.org ID 232256786 LA English T1 Christless Christianity : the alternative gospel of the American church A1 Horton, Michael Scott., PB BakerBooks PP Grand Rapids, Mich. YR 2008 SN 9780801013188 0801013186 AB 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.