Re: Theological theory evaluation (Was: The forgotten verses)

From: Terry M. Gray (
Date: Tue Jun 17 2003 - 23:05:41 EDT

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    > >From: "Iain Strachan" <>
    >> Having read all these [statements of faith] , I don't necessarily
    >>think it's a
    >question of what
    >> your priorities are as to where you put God and Jesus with respect to the
    >> authority of Scripture. Some sort of statement on the authority of
    >> Scripture, even if it doesn't mean inerrancy, is almost axiomatic & it makes
    >> logical sense to state your axioms first for clarity before making the main
    >> point (perhaps).
    >Interesting comment, which raises a question:
    >How many on this list think of your set of Christian beliefs as an axiomatic
    >system derived from an authoritative text?
    >Here's another way to put the question, drawn from occasional discussion on
    >the issue of fruitful criteria for evaluating scientific theories:
    >How many on this list would identify "derivable from the designated
    >authoritative text" as one of the primary evaluation criteria for the
    >evaluation of theological theories?

    Count me in on this one. That's what the authority and sufficiency of
    scripture means in my mind.


    Terry M. Gray, Ph.D., Computer Support Scientist
    Chemistry Department, Colorado State University
    Fort Collins, Colorado  80523
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