Implications of an Evolved Christianity in the Modern World

Implications of an Evolved Christianity in the Modern World

James Patrick Byrnes (Temple University, USA)
Release Date: June, 2020|Copyright: © 2020 |Pages: 271
ISBN13: 9781799854524|ISBN10: 1799854523|EISBN13: 9781799854548|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-7998-5452-4


Evolved Christianity represents something of a middle ground between the “nothing should be retained” and “everything should be retained” positions typically held by those researching the religion. There is a need for a new and improved form of Christianity based on careful consideration of the results of several kinds of research and the application of critical thinking to both apologetic and revisionist arguments that have been advanced over many years.

Implications of an Evolved Christianity in the Modern World is a cutting-edge research publication that examines the essence of Christianity and its role in the world as well as a comprehensive evaluation of traditional Christian principles in the context of modern society. The book uses a critical thinking and research approach to decide which of the core principles of the traditional Christian paradigm should be retained, which should be revised, and which should be eliminated, thus resulting in the Evolved Christian paradigm. The book then details a few of the implications that embracing such a paradigm could entail. Featuring a wide range of topics such as biblical studies, evolutionary theory, and psychology, this book is ideal for researchers, religious leaders, sociologists, theologians, academicians, policymakers, and students.

Topics Covered

The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to:

  • Biblical Studies
  • Christian Life
  • Evolutionary Theory
  • Faith
  • Figurative Language
  • Inclusivity
  • Liturgy
  • Mammon
  • Poverty
  • Psychology
  • Refugee Crisis
  • Religious Studies
  • Ritual

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