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Evolution and Our Theological Traditions: Wesleyanism

Evolution and Our Theological Traditions: Wesleyanism

In this six part series, Pete Enns recognizes the potential of the “Wesleyan Quadrilateral” to contribute to the science and faith dialogue. This tool highlights the four ways by which knowledge of God can be obtained: Scripture, reason, tradition, and experience. Enns walks through the sections, defining the capacities of each to influence one’s theology. When used in its fullness, he suggests that this interpretative system will progress the discussion between science and Christianity greatly.

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Evolution and Our Theological Traditions: Wesleyanism

Evolution and Our Theological Traditions: Wesleyanism

I have always found this dimension of Wesleyanism to be bristling with commonsense in that it recognizes the unavoidable interplay between four factors: Scripture, Tradition, Reason, and Experience.
May 17, 2011 
Pete Enns 
Biblical Interpretation 
 
Wesleyanism, Part 2

Wesleyanism, Part 2

The Wesleyan Quadrilateral is a spatial metaphor for describing how we gain true theological knowledge. Scripture, Tradition, Reason, and Experience—each has its own quadrant and the four are mutually dependent.
May 23, 2011 
Pete Enns 
Biblical Interpretation 
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Wesleyanism, Part 3

Wesleyanism, Part 3

One always sees Scripture through the lenses of our traditions, our ability to reason, and our experiences as human beings. One of the great strengths of Wesleyanism is in being forthright about the interconnection of these four factors.
May 27, 2011 
Pete Enns 
Biblical Interpretation 
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Wesleyanism, Part 4

Wesleyanism, Part 4

In Christian theology, reason is not the neutral and objective guide of theological truth. Instead, reason is informed by and in dialogue with Scripture, tradition, and experience.
June 01, 2011 
Pete Enns 
Biblical Interpretation 
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Wesleyanism, Part 5

Wesleyanism, Part 5

Scholars do not lead the Church; the Spirit does, working in and through the collective experience of the members of the body, where each one contributes his or her part with true humility and love.
June 07, 2011 
Pete Enns 
Biblical Interpretation 
 
Evolution and Our Theological Traditions: Summing Up

Evolution and Our Theological Traditions: Summing Up

Determining what the Bible says and does not say puts us squarely—and unavoidably—in a deeply theological and hermeneutical conversation. These factors quickly come into play anytime a serious conversation occurs between science and faith.
June 14, 2011 
Pete Enns 
Biblical Interpretation 
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