Re: "charismatic" theologies and science

From: Jonathan Clarke (
Date: Fri Aug 30 2002 - 03:50:14 EDT

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    I shoudl also add that Tabor College in Adelaide, which is now broadly
    evangelical, has charaistmatic roots. Among its staff is Mark Worthing, a
    Templeton award winner. The association is caused Tabor some grief
    at the moment,
    with public attacks on them from AiG.

    Jon wrote:

    > In a message dated 08/28/2002 10:27:02 PM Pacific Daylight Time,
    > writes:
    > << I would be very interested to know there exists people who are at the same
    > time practicing charismatics (for lack of a better term) and evolutionists
    > (also for lack of a better term). For example, does anyone know an
    > evolutionary biologist who is an active member of an Assembly of God
    > church? I would like to think that such people do exist, even if they are
    > rare. >>
    > As Jon mentioned most charismatics are not sufficiently educated
    > scientifically to espouse evolution, and are therefore generally YECs. At the
    > same time, there are some who are both charismatic and believers in
    > evolution, such as Denis Lamoureaux who has one Ph.D in theology and another
    > one in evolution (of the jaw in particular). It is primarily a matter of
    > education, but at the same time it is my experience that those with a
    > fundamentalistic theology who are more experience-oriented in their
    > Christianity (which is more common amongst charismatics) are not as prone to
    > be upset by interpretations of Genesis which do not hold to a rigid
    > literalistic view. I think this goes back to whether God or a book is
    > ultimate for them on a practical level. I know that John Whitcomb said that
    > his next priority after promoting creation science was to attack the tongues
    > movement. So, there seems to be some kind of correlation between
    > openness/closedness to evolution and openness/closedness to
    >charismatic gifts.
    > Paul.

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