Monday, November 29, 2010

Knowing what we profess

Rod Dreher, reviewing a new book, American Grace, about the state of American religious life:
.... The good news is that we Americans of different faith traditions get along remarkably well, not by casting aside religion, but by learning how to be tolerant even as we remain religiously engaged.

The bad news is that achieving religious comity has come at the price of religious particularity and theological competence. That is, we may still consider ourselves devoted to our faith, but increasingly, we don't know what our professed faith teaches, and we don't appreciate why that sort of thing is important in the first place. .... [more]
Thanks to Joseph Knippenberg for the reference.

Rod Dreher: All-American Grace | News for Dallas, Texas | Dallas Morning News | Opinion: Points