Harry Emerson Fosdick: Preacher, Pastor, Prophet

Miller, Robert Moats

Oxford University, 1985

p. 339

Andrew W. Blackwood (homiletics professor, Princeton Theological Seminary) raised hard questions about the content of Fosdick’s sermons (he admired the method). His comments could be directed to any liberal preachers: “When [Fosdick] writes on faith, which he does most admirably, he speaks rather as a psychologist than as a theologian. When he preaches on God his attitude is that of a thinker rather than one who proclaims a revelation. His Christ is the Hero rather than the Redeemer.”