Religion’s decline in the modern world turns out to be a myth. Christianity is the most widespread global belief system, and promises to remain so. But for many educated westerners, biblical Christianity is a dangerous idea - challenging some of our deepest beliefs.
Channeling state-of-the-art research, personal stories, and careful biblical excavation, Confronting Christianity explores 12 questions that keep many of us from considering faith in Christ. Look more closely, McLaughlin argues, and the reality of suffering, the complexity of sexuality, the desire for diversity, the success of science, and other seeming roadblocks to faith become signposts. Jesus becomes not a relic from the ancient world, but our modern world’s best hope.