Richard Rorty on Liberal theology

Here’s an interesting excerpt from an interview Michael Horton did with now deceased Stanford postmodern philosopher, Richard Rorty:

“I’m delighted that Liberal theologians do their best to do what Pio Nono said shouldn’t be done – try to accommodate Christianity to modern science, modern culture, and democratic society. If I were a Fundamentalist Christian, I’d be appalled by the wishy-washiness of their version of the Christian faith. But since I am a non-believer who is frightened of the barbarity of many Fundamentalist Christians (e.g., their homophobia), I welcome theological Liberalism. Maybe Liberal theologians will eventually produce a version of Christianity so wishy-washy that nobody will be interested in being a Christian anymore. If so, something will have been lost, but probably more will have been gained.”

Michael Horton, “Truth, Evil, Redemption: A Neo-Pragmatist Perspective,” Modern Reformation, July-August 2003.