From the January/February, 2007 issue of Touchstone
The Worst Policy by S. M. Hutchens

The Worst Policy

John A. T. Robinson’s Honest to God

by S. M. Hutchens

One of the chief vexations faced by the liberal churchman is the charge that he is not an honest man. His religion is marked, in the name of enlightenment, by dissent and departure from the traditional beliefs of the Church, while his public face uses—it must use—the language of the Church in its public work.

In his mouth the old Christian words refer to a world of meaning quite different from that which Christians have traditionally understood them to signify. Yet he persists in calling himself a Christian, and, through his re-definition of Christianity, privileges himself to believe that he is.

He accepts ch . . .


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