Re: P.J. Bowler book

Date: Mon Jan 14 2002 - 20:45:29 EST

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    Bowler does briefly mention the Victoria Institute, but mostly in the context
    of anti-evolution activists. He does deal with evangelicals to a certain
    degree, but keep in mind that his main intent is to deal with liberal
    theology and non-materialist science. So evangelicals are necessarily
    treated in a more abbreviated form.

    BTW, I've never seen the Victoria Institute treated as anything but a hotbed
    of anti-evolutionists (even by evangelical authors). Was it anything more?

    Karl V. Evans

    In a message dated 1/12/02 4:42:21 PM Mountain Daylight Time, writes:

    << From 1900 to 1950 Conservative Evangelicals were thin on the ground. Within
     the Church of England their strength may be indicated by out of 30m
     seminaries, 3 were conservative evangelical , 5 or 6 were liberalish
     evangelical and the rest high church (dominant) or central to modernist ( a

     close second). In fact in these decades a lot of donkey work was done
     especially on the mission field and IVF which gave a foundation for the
     Did Bowler deal with the Victoria Institute an evangelical science and
     religion group?
     I think Bowler is echoing the dominant view of church historians who often
     simply ignore evangelicals as of no consequence. Or at least they could
     until 1990 when it was clear that evangelicals form the dominant group
     within the Cof E, but have a range of opinion from mildly liberal to fairly
     conservative. My observation is that what would be seen as a conservative
     evangelical in England would be somewhat iffy and liberal across the pond.
     For example most Anglcian evangelicals would not subscribe to inerrancy and
     of the clergy probably 5% are creationist

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