Re: history please
Robert L. Miller (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Fri, 28 Feb 1997 06:28:13 GMT
Paul wrote in part:
>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?
I am not a historian and I did not make an intensive search but one of the
places this is documented is in "Eerdman's Handbook to Christianity in
America", Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing, 1983, page 322.