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Knowability of Truth
Throughout the last forty years, conservative evangelical scholars have seriously engaged issues of enculturation, accommodation, and theological method.1 This interaction is providing a healthy chastening of hermeneutics, epistemology, and theological method. Historical studies clearly demonstrate that the early post-apostolic church, the reformers as did the Puritans, Princetonians, and even the historical fundamentalist (especially before social-fundamentalism with the Scopes trials) differentiated first-order apostolic doctrine from types of theological syntheses. Thus degrees of interpretative certainty were proffered.
While not everyone practiced this type of stratification in theological method, it was nonetheless generally understood that while some doctrines were held in an absolute manner (as objective doctrinal criteria) other doctrines were held in a less weighty manner (more of a theological synthesis and denominational distinctive).
Some contemporary evangelicals continue to call for a more chastened view in the hermeneutical and theological process so as to distinguish between what is held as first-order doctrine and praxis when compared to doctrines derived from theological synthesis. In addition, some brethren are asking for more of a dialogical-theological process that begins with the implications (or significance) of truth as opposed to beginning with the truth itself. They suggest a process whereby we move from current societal-theological issues of concern and then work back into the meaning of the Scripture and than back to the actual societal
Welcome Baptist Bible Seminary “D851 Biblical Spirituality for the Ministry Leader” Doctoral Students starting in August 2022.
Please always review your school course home page for course information. For non-required enrichment reading I suggest reviewing “Theological Compendium section” and published articles entitled, “Literal Interpretation and Theological Method: What Is It and How to...
Welcome College of Biblical Studies “Theology: God, Christ, Holy Spirit” Students Starting in July 2022
Please always review your school course home page for course information. For non-required enrichment reading I suggest reviewing “Theological Compendium section” and a published articles entitled, “Literal Interpretation and Theological Method: What Is It and How to...
Welcome Columbia International University | Global students studying “The Progress of Redemption” starting June 2022.
Please always review your school course home page for course information. For non-required, enrichment reading I suggest reviewing the “Theological Compendium" section and published articles entitled, "How to Think about and Practice Theology” and “Literal...
MORAL VIRTUES ASSOCIATED WITH ELDERSHIP
This article provides a detailed analysis of the source and function of the lists of virtues and vice as codified in the elder qualifications. The study examines the source and function of the elder qualification while rebutting some proponents of the sociological-historical-exegetical approaches to these passages concluding that Paul did not simply copy or mirror Hellenistic virtues of the day nor did the list of virtues suggest the church was striving to fit into the Graeco-Roman society.
Bibliotheca Sacra (April-June, 2003), 202-18.
THE CHRISTIAN AND CIVIL DISOBEDIENCE: A BIBLICAL AND THEOLOGICAL OVERVIEW
This article provides an in-depth Biblical and theological discussion for the basis of Christian civil disobedience.
Baptist Bulletin Digital Edition July August 2015
SOLA FIDE! FUTURE JUSTIFICATION: A PRESENT REALITY OR FUTURE RECOGNITION
This article is a non-technical overview of the Reformers’ view of “Justification by Faith” while critiquing the view of “Future Justification” promoted by some New Perspective on Paul advocates (e.g, N.T. Wright).
Baptist Bulletin September-October 2017