Michael Horton stands up against the crowd and throws down a challenging rebuke to the Western Church in his revolutionary book Christless Christianity.
Is it possible that we have taken Christ out of Christianity? And if so, what does that say about our Western Churches? Are they more Western than Christian?
These are the provocative questions Michael Horton asks in this intelligently argued book. According to Michael, even though we speak his name, we have pushed aside Christ and his gospel. As a result, we have a faith that is trivial and irrelevant.
This alternation Gospel of the American Church sends a message to Western culture. Christianity has become a moralist, personal comfort, self-help, self-improvement, and individualistic religion.
The chapter listings are as follows:
1. Christless Christianity: The American Captivity of the Church
2. Naming Our Captivity: Moralistic, Therapeutic Deism
3. Smooth Talking and Christless Christianity
4. How We Turn Good News into Good Advice
5. Your Own Personal Jesus
6. Delivering Christ: The Message and the Medium
7. A Call to the Resistance
We have built a religion that belittles God for our own selfish needs. After pointing out the problem, Horton offers us his solution: to repent and turn back to an unalterable gospel of salvation.
Michael Horton is J. Gresham Machen Professor of Systematic Theology and Apologetics at Westminster Seminary, California. He hosts The White Horse Inn radio broadcast and is editor in-chief of Modern Reformation magazine. He is the author/editor of more than 15 books, including Putting Amazing Back into Grace, Too Good to Be True, Introducing Covenant Theology, and A Better Way.
Christless Christianity by Michael Horton was published by Baker in July 2012 and is our 43699th best seller. The ISBN for Christless Christianity is 9780801072215.