Cross Currents

Articles from Vol. 55, No. 4, Winter

American Liberal Theology: Crisis, Irony, Decline, Renewal, Ambiguity
The idea of a liberal approach to Christianity--that theology should be based on reason and critically interpreted religious experience, not external authority--has an ironic history in the United States. In the nineteenth century it took root and...
Jacques Derrida (1930-2004)
With the death of Jacques Derrida on October 8, 2004, some thirty-seven years after he first burst upon the scene in 1967 with three explosive books of philosophy, the world lost one of its deepest, most original and most provocative figures. Born...
Theology, Democracy, and the Project of Liberalism
In the midst of preparations for this issue of CrossCurrents, I found myself in Indonesia, working in partnership with the Decade to Overcome Violence, a peace initiative sponsored by the World Council of Churches. Over the past year, this work has...
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