The purpose of this paper is to view liberalism and the modern mind in which it affects the culture on the church. This paper will give the definition of liberalism, culture and the church. This paper will look at the 1700’s to the twenty first century as we explore this topic in depth.
Liberalism comes from the Latin word “liberalis” or freedom. Liberalism is the belief in the importance of liberty and equal rights. Liberalism espouse a wide array of views depending on the understanding of these fundamental principle or ideals on constitutions, liberal democracy, human rights, capitalism, free trade and one that I deem important is freedom of religion. Liberalism encompasses several intellectual trends and traditions, classical
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Jesus told his disciple that he was going to build a Church in Matthew in the New Testament Jesus said, “And Simon Peter answered and said Thou art the Christ, the Son of the living God. And Jesus answered and said unto him, Blessed art thou, Simon Barjona: for flesh and blood hath not revealed it unto thee, but my Father, which is in heaven. And I say also unto thee, that thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.” (Matthew 16:16-18 KJV). In no form was he Jesus speaking of a building. Bringing this all-together liberalism and the modern mind in which it affects the culture on the church. Liberalism is the belief in the importance of liberty and equal rights. Culture is the cultivation of the soul or mind the church is the assembling of people for an important purpose.
The question of keeping belief alive among the humble faithful in the day to day realities of ordinary life, while remaining responsible guardians of inherited institutions, also called elicited varied Christian responses. Let’s explore the development of Christian theology in the modern period. During this period Christanity underwent significant transformation and expansion outside its traditional European homelands. The Enlightenment movement ushered in a period of