history please

Paul Arveson (arveson@oasys.dt.navy.mil)
Wed, 26 Feb 97 10:56:19 EST

>Take a lesson from the liberal theologians of the early 20th century. How
>did they capture the mainline denominations to their view? By capturing the
> Bob [please add last names!]

And we are still paying for that catastrophe. As the liberals took over the
seminaries and theological education in the mainline denominations, they
contributed significantly to the decline of those denominations. That is
part of the reason we have a number of interdenominational or
non-denominational seminaries as well as several conservative alternatives
which seem to be doing quite well

Donald F. Calbreath, Ph.D
Chemistry Department
Whitworth College
Spokane, WA 99251


All my Christian life I've heard about this 'takeover' of the seminaries.

At this point I would like some historian to describe this process
without using any military metaphors. How did this happen? Was it
like the Scopes trial, where the conservatives were found to be wanting
in knowledge and scholarship, merely supported by popular opinion?
Were there debates or discussions about the big issues? Were there
committees making policy statements and votes? Was all this done
behind peoples' backs, so to speak? Is there any documentation of
the actual history and statistical trends in the denominations?
All I've heard of an analysis is Schaeffer's famous comment that
"presuppositional apologetics would have stopped the decay."

Is there a book in print about all this?

Paul Arveson, Research Physicist
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