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Liberal theology

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Liberal Christianity, liberal Christian theology or just liberal theology are the terms used to articulate and define assumptions of eisegesis that have been historically inherited by celebrating mans reason alone as the sole authority.[1] Embraced during The Age of Enlightenment or what is also called the Age of Reason, during the 18th and 19th century, a time when the superior view of mans reason encroached into everyday life welcomed with broad adoption of its philosophical principles lifting man up to a point which he was ultimate.[2] Inevitably introduced into all realms of life including religious, enlightenment radically changed cultural, social and political milieus that ran counter to the reason of man. Thus governments adopted a secular mindset that pushed further into religious institutions and faith based organizations, attaching separate political institutions with overarching roles that allow co-mingling of values and ideals.

Liberal theology practices an entirely different set of philosophical axioms to inform its religious movement and attempts to reinterpret established doctrines of Christianity.

Liberal theology and Politics

Liberal theology became heavily influenced through politics. Effectively changing the accepted approach toward reading the Bible, into one that suits political gain and social change.

Emergent Church

Brian McLaren

A case study of someone taking a liberal theological approach to the Word of God and misinterpreting its message is Brian McLaren, whose anti-Creationist books The Secret Message of Jesus and A New Kind of Christianity are ripe with poor hermeneutics.

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