At 10:56 AM 2/26/97 EST, you wrote:
>>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
>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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