Progressive Christianity: What It Is and Why It Matters Today


In the summer of 2011 we hosted a symposium on the evolving landscape of Progressive Christianity.

We invited a diverse group of renowned scholars, bloggers, pastors, and authors—from mainline Protestants to progressive Evangelicals—to reflect on the following questions: What is Progressive Christianity? How is it different from more conservative expressions of Christianity? from liberalism? from non-Christian faith traditions? Is "progressive" first a theological posture or a political culture? Is there a common theology associated with progressive Christianity? What role does progressive Christianity play—or what role should it play—in social activism, politics, and the overall conversation about faith in the U.S. and around the world? What is the future of the progressive Christian movement? These are the answers we recieved.

This Patheos Symposium was hosted by our Progressive Christian Channel, in partnership with the Wild Goose Festival.

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