Christianity and Liberalism: Introduction

Danny Olinger and Camden Bucey discuss the preface and introduction to J. Gresham Machen’s book, Christianity and Liberalism. This is the 100th anniversary of the publication of this important work. In this episode, we discuss the historical circumstances that led Machen to address the Ruling Elders Association of Chester Presbytery. His address was eventually expanded to become this classic work.



  • 00:00:07 Introduction
  • 00:01:55 The Significance of the Book
  • 00:07:17 Historical Background
  • 00:27:43 Conservatives and Moderates
  • 00:40:19 Modernity
  • 00:51:42 Modern Art, Science, and H. G. Wells
  • 00:57:31 The Rights of Individuals
  • 01:06:23 What Christianity Is
  • 01:09:25 Conclusion

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