Church’s Future Again a Hot Topic

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European Bishops weigh in

Why do the bishops call the faction traditionalists instead of fundamentalists? What does traditionalist mean to them?

Marilyn Davis 208 days ago

Because...

... it's almost impossible to be Wesleyan AND fundamentalist. Traditionalist Wesleyans and fundamentalists have too many different views on scripture--whether it's the nature of human-divine authorship, inerrancy, the interplay of scriptural authority with the other three elements within Outler's so-called quadrilateral. For a far-more in-depth look at the differences, I'd suggest the highly readable Square Peg: Why Wesleyans Aren't Fundamentalists, edited by Al Truesdale. By the way, calling a traditionalist "fundamentalist" is about as endearing (and just as inaccurate) as calling a progressive Christian "apostate."

John 207 days ago