A God Without Wrath

I heard this quote by H. Richard Niebuhr many years ago and have tried to remember it correctly, so when I saw it in Timothy George’s article entitle No Squishy Love, I had to snag it and post it here. Here is George’s first paragraph to his article:

In his 1934 book, The Kingdom of God in America, H. Richard Niebuhr depicted the creed of liberal Protestant theology, which was called “modernism” in those days, in these famous words: “A God without wrath brought man without sin into a kingdom without judgment through the ministrations of a Christ without a cross.” Niebuhr was no fundamentalist, but he knew what he was talking about. So did Dietrich Bonhoeffer when he named the kind of mainline religion he encountered in 1930s America: Protestantismus ohne Reformation, “Protestantism without the Reformation.”

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