Religious institutions are reluctant to update their anachronistic rituals and creeds. When they do, they'll welcome back many latent Christians. -- Jean-Jacques D'Aoust, PhD
This book illuminates "the religion of scholars energized and refreshed until it becomes a lively faith for the masses." -- The Newsletter of The Center For Progressive Christianity, July 2003. Review by G. Richard Wheatcroft
This book presents a real solution by suggesting language to create a bridge between the academic and the popular worlds. -- Candace R. Benyei, PhD
From the Publisher
Your Pastor has valuable information she may not be sharing with you. Your church experience may not be fulfilling your intellectual needs. Your Pastor is conflicted. You are conflicted. It's time to talk about the elephant in the sanctuary. It's time for honesty. In The Dishonest Church, Jack Good identifies the problem, discusses it, and offers solutions for clergy and layperson alike. The problem? The "Pact of Silence". A pact in which certain difficult issues are to be left unmentioned. The classic and paramount difficult issue in Christianity is the interpretation of the Bible as the literal truth.