Real Christianity by William Wilberforce, book review

Enough Light

Awhile back, I found a copy of Real Christianity, Discerning True Faith from False Beliefs by William Wilberforce at the thrift store. The edition is by Victor Classics (2005), and it had been edited and abridged for the modern reader.

William Wilberforce was an evangelical Christian in 18th century England, and he is most well known for leading the movement to abolish the slave trade. In Real Christianity he addressed the problem of cultural Christianity in England during his time. Many people claimed to be Christian but it had no influence or effect on how they lived their daily life. (Hmm…sound familiar?)

Wilberforce does not mince words, and calls out the biblical illiteracy and behavioral hypocrisy he observed in so-called church people. Wilberforce gets to the heart of the matter. Such as in one section where he outlines 3 ways that Christians have an inadequate conception of Christianity: 1. inadequate…

View original post 366 more words

Advertisements

About jamesbradfordpate

My name is James Pate. I study the History of Biblical Interpretation at Hebrew Union College in Cincinnati, Ohio, as part of its Ph.D. program. I have an M.A. in Hebrew Bible from Jewish Theological Seminary, an M.Div. from Harvard Divinity School, and a B.A. from DePauw University. This blog is about my journey. I read books. I watch movies and TV shows. I go to church. I try to find meaning. And, when I can’t do that, I just talk about stuff that I find interesting.
This entry was posted in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s