A Pastoral Proposal for an Evangelical Theology of Freedom
A Respectful Response to the Expressed Hope of Dr. Karl Barth
Imprint: Wipf and Stock
"Freedom is a cherished value, yet it is often misunderstood within Christian circles. In this essay, Walsh provides a thoughtful and accessible study for layman and pastor alike. Through surveying biblical texts, he qualifies freedom, defining it as graced freedom in relation to the lordship of Christ. He then provides challenging pastoral applications in the context of ecumenicity. This is a thought-provoking essay on freedom."
--H. Drake Williams, III, Academic Dean and Professor of New Testament, Tyndale Theological Seminary
"Walsh's reflections, motivated by suggestions by Karl Barth, serve as an antidote to the church's tendency to mimic the environing society's identification of freedom with the expansion of opportunities for self-assertion. Against this view Walsh reminds us that genuine Christian freedom is the ontological gift of participation in Christ's act of reconciliation, and the enactment of service that issues from this gift."
--Lee Barrett, Professor of Systematic Theology, Lancaster Theological Seminary