Is the Good Christian Really “Shackless”? Cover Image

„Viskótlan-e” a jó keresztyén?
Is the Good Christian Really “Shackless”?

Commenting William Paul Young’s Bestseller

Author(s): Istvan Pasztori-Kupan
Subject(s): Christian Theology and Religion, Theology and Religion, Systematic Theology
Published by: Erdélyi Református Egyházkerület
Keywords: William Paul Young - The Shack;hermeneutical principles;trinitarian theology;

Summary/Abstract: Since its publication, William Paul Young’s bestseller entitled The Shack caused a lot of turmoil amongst theologians and Christians in general. The appearance of its Hungarian trans-lation in 2009 added more fuel to the already heated debate within the Hungarian Reformed Church. This study will appear in three parts in the present and the next two forthcoming is-sues of Református Szemle, including both the analysis of some key theological questions contained in The Shack and reflections concerning the most important criticisms brought against it by various participants in the dispute. The present article is concerned with matters of principle such as the definition of The Shack’s genre and the legitimacy of its in-depth theological analysis.

  • Issue Year: 104/2011
  • Issue No: 2
  • Page Range: 183-194
  • Page Count: 12
  • Language: Hungarian