I’ve been reading through Peter Leithart’s “Against Christianity” and decided to post a few quotes that I thought deserved some airing.
For some context, Leithart is an ordained minister in my denomination, the Presbyterian Church in America. In this book, you quickly realize that he is not fighting Christ, but particular beliefs about the Christian religion popular in the U.S. and elsewhere.
Formally, the Bible is not a “theology text” or a “catechism” that arranges doctrines in a systematic order. … Paul was not a university theologian calmly writing from a safe haven above the fray. Like the Lord he served, Paul entered the fray. He taught truths about God, but they were taught in the context of conflict and deployed in the form of weaponry.