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    is actually one of the most helpful things I've read in a long time.  It's not new information, but the way you laid it out made a few pieces fall into place for me, so thanks.

    But, the historical record doesn't support this idea:

    Liberal Christianity didn't come out of Darwinian enlightenment. It came out of the atomic age and the embracing of science and the scientific process within the public psyche early in the 20th century, climaxing in the decades after WW2
    Liberal religion emerged hand in hand with the Enlightenment - sometimes even fueling the Enlightenment.  The acknowledged "father" of liberal Protestantism, Friedrich Schleiermacher, wrote On Religion in 1799.

    I'd recommend taking a gander through Gary Dorrien's three-volume The Making of American Liberal Theology, which goes back to the early universalists at the beginning of the nineteenth century.

    -9.38/-7.69 If religion means a way of life, and life's necessities are food, clothing, and shelter, then we should not separate religion from economics. - Malcolm X

    by dirkster42 on Thu Nov 01, 2012 at 10:53:17 AM PDT

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