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Thursday, September 28, 2006

Toward a 'pneumatological' liberal church.

Since Chutney and Mike have both mentioned the possibility of a Spirit-oriented or "pneumatological" liberal theology, I thought I should mention that I took an amateur crack at the topic back in my first year in seminary. Greatly inspired by James Luther Adams (whom Max Stackhouse had described as a pneumatological theologian), I wrote a paper called "Authority in the Spirit: Developing a Doctrine of the Liberal Church."

I'll warn the philosophical heavy hitters that it leans rather too much on secondary sources, but I was studying to be a minister back then, and I've since discovered that Mrs Philocrites is much better suited to the Ph.D. track than I was. Nevertheless, its basic themes still make a lot of sense to me.

Copyright © 2006 by Philocrites | Posted 28 September 2006 at 9:50 PM

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MIke Hogue:

October 2, 2006 10:52 AM | Permalink for this comment


I've printed your paper and will check it out. Professor Stackhouse's nomination of JLA as a pneumatological thinker has intrigued me for some time.

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