Research Term: New Age (Cosmic Humanism)

Summit Lecture Series

Confronting the New Age: Why Oprah is Wrong
Dr. Douglas Groothuis of Denver Seminary attempts to convey the urgency and importance with which Christians should treat the growing trend of New Age spirituality. Giving his lecture the subtitle “Why Oprah Is Wrong,? Dr. Groothuis first points out the Biblical support for why defending the truth is imperative for Christians and then proceeds to outline the main tenets of the New Age faith, including those delineated by Eckhart Tolle. Next, he emphasizes the worldview behind the faith and juxtaposes it with Biblical Christianity in order to show their conflicting natures. Last, he urges Christians not only to be aware of imitation faiths, but also to be ready to wage war against counterfeit spirituality.