We look at Theological Liberalism and the Social Gospel, as well as a brief glance at the reaction to it of Fundamentalism.
In this 137th episode of CS, titled “Then Away,” we give a brief account of the rise of Theological Liberalism.
In the previous episodes we charted the revivals that marked the 18th & 19th Cs. Social transformation is a mark of such revivals. But not all those engaged in the betterment of society were motivated by a passion to serve God by serving their fellow man. At the same time that revival swept though many churches, others stood aloof and held back from being carried away into what they deemed as religious fanaticism.