Divinely Saved by S. M. Hutchens

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Divinely Saved

Theosis: Patristic Remedy for Evangelical Yearning at the Close of the Modern Age
by Michael Paul Gama

reviewed by S. M. Hutchens

This is a compact, scholarly analysis of mainstream Evangelicalism as a religious offspring of modernism, concentrating on its losing struggle for acceptance among its own millennial children, who are leaving their parents' churches in increasing numbers because, as post-modernists, they no longer share a presuppositional basis in rationalism and linear patterns of perception, including those associated with a punctiliar salvation experience that has given rise in older-form Evangelicalism to a morbid and unslakeable thirst for exultant feeling, in ever-larger and ever-emptier enthusiasms where which the gospel is reduced to a single aspect of a larger reality.

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