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Christ Repairs Culture

November 13th, 2023 | 13 min read

By Stiven Peter

The evangelical movement's defining treatise, Carl Henry's The Uneasy Conscience of Modern Fundamentalism, argued Christians should neither be separate Fundamentalists nor mainline Liberals, but a third, new thing: Evangelicals: "Evangelicalism must project a solution for the most pressing world problems… involving evangelical affirmations in political, economic, sociological, and educational realms…The redemptive message has implications for all of life."[1] Since then, Evangelicalism, born out of the modern fundamentalist-modernist controversy, remains caught between the fundamentalist temptation to separate into the world and the modernist temptation to make the Church compatible with modern life, even at the expense of orthodoxy.

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Stiven Peter

Stiven Peter is an M.A. student at Reformed Theological Seminary-NYC. Previously, he graduated from the University of Chicago with a double major in economics and religious studies. He currently lives in NYC.