But that has always been recognised by theologians. God spoke in particular cultures at particular times. But what He spoke in and through those cultures was culture-transcending truth. Mr Wilson seems to think that somehow we in the 20th century no longer have cultural baggage. We can look down our noses at the poor culture-bound writers of the Bible. But his letter is full of cultural assumptions - anti-supernaturalism and feminism for example.
If Mr Wilson finds the teachings of the Bible on everything from a transcendent God and the substitutionary death of Christ to family relationships so repugnant, why does he not do the decent thing, renounce his ordination vows and stop calling himself a Christian? Perhaps the Rationalist Press Association would give him a job. But I doubt he will do that, because "Liberal Christianity" is intellectually dishonest.
The Rev GUY A DAVIES
Stalbridge, DorsetReuse content