I was searching Amazon using the keyword Dominic and I came
across this review for a Dominic Crossan book. I knew already
that he is an ‘out there’ pop theologian. What caught my eye was
the review below. It is a nice explanation for the position of
people who seek to make Christianity more ‘progressive’. To me it
really brings to light a sort of schizophrenic ideology that wants
to dilute Christianity into a worldly philosophy. I am interested
in reading what others have to say about this. Below is the link and the quote.
They are … dissatisfied, disappointed, or even disgusted with classical Christianity and their denominational tradition. They hold on with anger or leave with nostalgia, but are not happy with either decision. They do not want to invent or join a new age, but to reclaim and redeem an ancient one. They do not want to settle for a generic-brand religion, but to rediscover their own specific and particular roots. But they know now that those roots must be in a renewed Christianity whose validity does not reject every other religion’s integrity, a renewed Christianity that has purged itself of rationalism, fundamentalism, and literalism, whether of book, tradition, community, or leader.