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Documents referred to in these talks:

Spot the Presbyterian and The Christianity & Liberalism Wordsearch


When a College Goes Wrong by Lee Gatiss


Church History

J. Gresham MachenChristianity and the Tolerance of Liberalism

by Lee Gatiss

In three talks Lee Gatiss looks at the crisis which hit American Presbyterianism in the 1920s and 30s. The conservative hero of that struggle was J. Gresham Machen, whose Christianity and Liberalism remains a classic.

What does Machen's battle with liberalism have to teach us today in a church still ravaged by liberalism and those who tolerate it? Was everything Machen did in response worth emulating?

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Talk 1 "Fundamentalists, Modernists, and Moderates" (68 mins, 23 MB)

Talk 2 "The Battle for Princeton Seminary" (42 mins, 15 MB)

Talk 3 "The Final Straw: Mission and Money" (33 mins, 11 MB)

These talks were originally given at the Church Society Conference in 2007.

Lee GatissAbout the Author

Lee Gatiss is the Editor of Theologian and the author of Christianity & the Tolerance of Liberalism: J. Gresham Machen and the Presbyterian Controversy of 1922-1937. He is the Series Editor of The Reformed Evangelical Anglican Library.