FUNDAMENTALISM AND THE CHURCH by Gabriel Hebert

FUNDAMENTALISM AND THE CHURCH

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KIRKUS REVIEW

The viewpoint put forth in this book is unequivocally that of the Anglican branch of the Episcopal Church -- and of its corresponding group in the Church of England. Father Gabriel Hebert is a member of the Anglican Society of the Sacred Mission, in South Australia. He examines, in this text, the still prevalent view that the Bible is divinely and inerrantly inspired down to the last letter. His question is: ""How does the word of God come to us in Holy Scripture, and how is this word of God to be distinguished from the words of men?"" His answer is that the Bible is the word of God spoken through the words of men, and we are therefore required to be at once humble and docile and alert and critical in our approach to it. The interpretation of the Bible is the continual task of the church of God, and it is with the nature of the church and what constitutes membership in it that the final chapters of the book deal. There are many Christians of serious purpose who believe that fundamentalism is a threat to the growth and health of the church. To them this book is recommended as enforcement of their belief.

Pub Date: Oct. 28th, 1957
Publisher: Westminster