Preaching Connection: Justification

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The Modernist Impulse in American Protestantism

In 1874, David Swing, pastor of Fourth Presbyterian Church in Chicago (then called Westminster Church), was summoned before the Chicago Presbytery to answer charges of heresy, and especially the heresy of seeming to deny justification through faith alone.  “To make salvation dependent on ‘faith in Christ,’ Swing asserted, is all very well; but how can...