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The purpose of this paper is to view liberalism and the modern mind in which it affects the culture on the church. This paper will give the definition of liberalism, culture and the church. This paper will look at the 1700’s to the twenty first century as we explore this topic in depth.
Liberalism comes from the Latin word “liberalis” or freedom. Liberalism is the belief in the importance of liberty and equal rights. Liberalism espouse a wide array of views depending on the understanding of these fundamental principle or ideals on constitutions, liberal democracy, human rights, capitalism, free trade and one that I deem important is freedom of religion. Liberalism encompasses several intellectual trends and traditions, classical liberalism became popular in the eighteenth century and social liberalism in the twentieth century. Liberalism became a powerful force in the Age of Enlightenment also known as the Age of Reason. This age rejected several foundational assumptions that dominated earlier theories of government. Liberalism in light of religion is a movement in modern Protestant…