Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Michael Horton Reviews "Love Wins"

I was hoping Mike Horton would review Rob Bell's newest book. It is a thoughtful review which sets Bell's understanding of the gospel and heaven and hell in historical context. Horton also, appropriately, challenges Bell's habit of asking rhetorical questions in a way that mitigates against any real conversation. In other words, Bell makes very clear assertions but he disguises them as questions. His questions are not questions at all. He offers caricatures of the historic views of hell and then dismisses them in the form of a question. Dr. Horton also points out the problems in "Love Wins" related to the attributes of God, the doctrine of man, and the nature of the Gospel.

Dr. Horton's review appears in two parts. Take time to read the entire review.

Part One

Part Two

5 comments:

Dave said...

All modern liberals, political or theoligical, justify their arguments in the same "caricatured" way. They take examples at the extreme edges of an issue and hold them up as the norm. In fact, it's the quiet 95% in the middle that represent the norm. Those who don't look beneath the surface are ready dupes for this sensationalism.

"The Wisdom of the prudent is to discern his way, but the folly of fools is deceiving" Proverbs 14:8

Thanks for pointing out the well thought out review.

Mike said...

and conservatives don't do the same?...blindness comes in many shades.

Todd Pruitt said...

Mike,

You'll have to be more clear. Of course how can really know what you are asking? I am imprisoned by my epistomological confines as a 44 year old conservative white male. So the best I will be able to do if offer my stunted and inherently bigoted, sexist, homophobic, imperialistic, and racist western perspective. But give it your best shot.

Mike said...

did I day any of those things? (stunted and inherently bigoted, sexist, homophobic, imperialistic, and racist western perspective)

too may presuppostions for me get around in the blogosphere...forget it...you win.

Todd Pruitt said...

It's because I have tigers blood.