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.
  • Evolution and Our Theological Traditions: Wesleyanism

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    Evolution and Our Theological Traditions: Wesleyanism | Pete Enns

        I have always found this dimension of Wesleyanism to be bristling with commonsense in that it recognizes the unavoidable interplay between four factors: Scripture, T... Read More >

    Going Deeper PART 1 of 6
  • Wesleyanism, Part 2

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    Wesleyanism, Part 2 | Pete Enns

        The Wesleyan Quadrilateral is a spatial metaphor for describing how we gain true theological knowledge. Scripture, Tradition, Reason, and Experience—each has i... Read More >

    Going Deeper PART 2 of 6
  • Wesleyanism, Part 3

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    Wesleyanism, Part 3 | Pete Enns

        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... Read More >

    Going Deeper PART 3 of 6
  • Wesleyanism, Part 4

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    Wesleyanism, Part 4 | Pete Enns

        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, ... Read More >

    Going Deeper PART 4 of 6
  • Wesleyanism, Part 5

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    Wesleyanism, Part 5 | Pete Enns

        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 ... Read More >

    Going Deeper PART 5 of 6
  • Evolution and Our Theological Traditions: Summing Up

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    Evolution and Our Theological Traditions: Summing Up | Pete Enns

        Determining what the Bible says and does not say puts us squarely—and unavoidably—in a deeply theological and hermeneutical conversation. These factors q... Read More >

    Going Deeper PART 6 of 6