Unmasking Biblical Faiths

The Marginal Relevance of the Bible for Contemporary Religious Faith

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Charles W. Hedrick
  • Eugene, OR: 
    Cascade Books
    , November
     376 pages.
     For other formats: Link to Publisher's Website.


Unmasking Biblical Faiths aims to address many of the challenges to traditional Christian faith in the modern world. Since the eighteenth-century Age of Enlightenment, human reason, formerly tethered by the constraints of organized religion, has been set free to explore the universe relatively unchallenged. The influence of the Bible, on the other hand, weakened due to the successes of modern historical criticism, is found to be inadequate for the task of enabling the faith “once for all delivered to the saints” (Jude 3), in that it cannot adequately respond to the many questions about religious faith that human reasoning raises for modern human beings. In a series of short but tightly reasoned essays, Charles Hedrick explores the confrontation between traditional Christian faith and aggressive human reason, a conflict that is facilitated by Western secular education.

About the Author(s)/Editor(s)/Translator(s): 

Charles W. Hedrick is Distinguished Professor of Religion Emeritus at Missouri State University.



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