A Brief Book Summary from Books At a Glance
by Benjamin J. Montoya, PhD
About the Author
CARL F. H. HENRY is widely recognized as a foremost thinker, educator, author, and theologian of the twentieth century. He held the ThD from Northern Baptist Theological Seminary, and the PhD from Boston University. He was the founding editor of Christianity Today, the Chairman of the World Congress on Evangelism in Berlin in 1966, and the Program Chairman for the Jerusalem Conference on Biblical Prophecy in 1970.
No doubt there are problems in this world, but what is the underlying issue? Is there a solution? And what would be the prescription? Who would apply it? Carl F. H. Henry has masterfully answered these questions in this book. It is hoped that our summary helps serve the larger purposes of his book.
Table of Contents
Part 1: THE PROBLEM
Chapter 1 The God of the Bible and Moral Foundations
Chapter 2 Twenty Fantasies of a Secular Society
Chapter 3 Nothing to Worry About?
Chapter 4 On Being Beside Yourself
Chapter 5 The Outrageous Evil of Abortion
Part 2: THE PRESCRIPTION
Chapter 6 The Greatest Text on Freedom
Chapter 7 True Liberation
Chapter 8 Christ at the Center
Chapter 9 The Modern Importance of the Resurrection
Part 3: WHERE ARE THE PHYSICIANS?
Chapter 10 Truths You Have Learned
Chapter 11 Politics and the Church
Chapter 12 God’s Press Corps in the Cultural Crossfire
Chapter 13 What Commander Needs Tin Soldiers?
Part 1: THE PROBLEM
Chapter 1: The God of the Bible and Moral Foundations
The moral foundations of our society depend on the God of the Bible. The God of the Bible is the creator of this world, he sustains it, and he is Lord over it. He sent his Son into the world to redeem it and to provide us with an example of what living in obedience to God the Father means.
Many, however, deny any concept of morality because of their denial of the God of the Bible. Starting from a variety of philosophical and supposed scientific starting points, many people try to deny the existence of God. Yet, even secular philosophers have noted how our society depends on the biblical concept of theism. To deny biblical theism’s influence on our society is the beginning of uprooting the entire society, just like societies of old died and disappeared (Babylon, Sodom, and Gomorrah, etc.). When people deny the existence of God, everything becomes subjective and speculative instead of having any moral foundations whatsoever.
The larger problem that our society faces is that it is seeking to deny, or crush, its very foundation and, as such, engage in whatever people think is right in their own eyes without any reference to the larger moral implications of their actions. This issue underlies all the issues we see today like abortion. . . .[To continue reading this summary, please see below....]
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CHRISTIAN COUNTERMOVES IN A DECADENT CULTURE, by Carl F. H. Henry