Diana Butler Bass Quotes

One Quote by: Diana Butler Bass Independent scholar and author.

Conventional, comforting Christianity has failed. It does not work. For the churches that insist on preaching it, the jig is up. We cannot go back, and we should not want to. ... In earlier American awakenings, preachers extolled "old-time religion" as the answer to questions about God, morality, and existence. This awakening is different ... it is not about sawdust trails, mortification of sin , and being washed in the blood of the Lamb. The awakening going on around us is not an evangelical revival; it is not returning to the faith of our fathers or re-creating our grandparents church. Instead, it is a Great Returning to ancient understandings of the human quest for the divine.
Book: by Diana Butler Bass entitled: Christianity After Religion: The End of Church and the Birth of a New Spiritual Awakening. pp 36, 99. Published: 7th November 2015.
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