Title

"I've Have Had to Adjust My View of Things"--Lessons From the 1919 Bible Conference

Document Type

Popular Press

Publication Date

1-26-2020

Abstract

I see hope if we were to really embrace God’s guidance in a different way, understanding the bipolarity of religious faith and its transmission and reception from prior generations: embracing the natural continuity and discontinuity with our past heritage, the unity and plurality of ways our past heritage is now received and constantly reshaped into a variety of customs and cultures, the clarity and ambiguity with which our past experience and the major documents of our heritage are understood, and both the normative and relative function they are given to shape our current and future horizons; all this as part of God’s guidance for the large, international, multi-generational, multicultural and ever so diverse church we have become. If Prescott had to adjust his view of things, I think we are very much in need of the same experience. That is perhaps the best lesson we could learn from the 1919 Bible Conference.

Journal Title

Spectrum

Volume

48

Issue

1

First Department

Theology and Christian Philosophy

Acknowledgements

FAR Report 2020

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