“A Christianity without a passion to turn the world upside down is not reflective of Apostolic Christianity.” Carl Henry
Carl F. H. Henry
Carl F. H. Henry was one of the founding architects of the modern, U.S. Evangelical movement, and his fingerprints are everywhere around us, even if we lack the “forensics” to see it.
The Henry Center for Theological Understanding is not dedicated to the propagation of the thought of Carl Henry. Instead, we embrace his persona as Evangelicalism at its best. His vision of the mutual necessity of theological competence and cultural engagement remains among the more vibrant alternatives in our day. As historian John Woodbridge once said, “Dr. Henry was the ‘Great Recoverer’ of social justice and the gospel and the relationship between them.” It is his commitment to theological rigour and active engagement with the pressing issues of our day, an unwavering commitment to the gospel of Jesus Christ as an unfailing rubric for all life and thought, that we strive to maintain.
For those interested in learning more about Carl Henry, we hope that the information here will offer you enough to get you on your way to a fuller understanding of the theological giant, Carl F. H. Henry.