I m not sure where you get the Ozarks Divinity School idea concerning evangelicals Mike. In fact, I suspect you will find many NT faculty in flagshipMessage 1 of 8 , Aug 3, 2010View SourceI'm not sure where you get the "Ozarks Divinity School" idea
concerning evangelicals Mike.
In fact, I suspect you will find many NT faculty in flagship
evangelical institutions, such as Wheaton, Fuller, and Trinity, to be
Brit heavy -- especially if you factor in where they were educated.
Mark Noll has attempted to quantify this in his book, _Between Faith
and Criticism: Evangelicals, Scholarship, and the Bible in America_:
I agree that sticking to "each scholar's work" is the way to go. In my
estimation this is not the place for evangelical bias or
Thanks for your note, Doug. I was also chastened offlist by a respected scholar of my acqaintance. I should tell you that at heart I m an ardent individualist,Message 2 of 8 , Aug 3, 2010View SourceThanks for your note, Doug. I was also chastened offlist by a respectedscholar of my acqaintance. I should tell you that at heart I'm an ardentindividualist, but in the present case, I've apparently come to associateevangelicals with fundamentalism. Wondering to myself now why that is,I see that part of it is the original statement of Evangelical principles, whichasserts inerrantism - a view which I regard as both wrong-headed andinimical to sound biblical scholarship (hence its relevance here). But, asI am now learning, there may be as many Evangelicals who don't followthat statement of principles to the letter as there are Catholics (at least inthis country) who don't follow Papal pronouncements to the letter. In anycase, I much appreciate the corrective feedback I've been receiving.Mike
Thanks for your reply Mike. You would not be the first to equate evangelicalism with fundamentalism, nor will you be the last. One grew out of the other andMessage 3 of 8 , Aug 3, 2010View SourceThanks for your reply Mike. You would not be the first to equate evangelicalism with fundamentalism, nor will you be the last. One grew out of the other and there remains overlap, but there are vast and important differences between the type of scholars and scholarship you will find at a Fuller vs, say, Bob Jones or a Wheaton vs most bible institutes. Noll, who I invoked in my earlier message, is now at Notre Dame -- but while he was at Wheaton he wrote another book, _The Scandal of the Evangelical Mind_, in which he took dispensational theology to task.
I think of David Scholer, who passed away a couple years ago. He was at Fuller for many years and a top rate scholar. He is just one example, but there are many others.
Anyway, I appreciate your reply.
P.S. There is considerable debate within evangelicalism over what "inerrant" actually means.