Thursday, April 30, 2009

Speaking of T4G

The Together for the Gospel page has a sporadic blog (although only Ligon Duncan and Mark Dever ever post anything). A recent post by Ligon Duncan has the following quote from the book Theology in America: Christian Thought from the Age of the Puritans to the Civil War :

Philip Schaff observed, with dismay, the popularity in America of self-educated theologians, unexposed to the traditions of the academy, who presumed to establish themselves as authorities in matters of religious truth. He lamented that “every theological vagabond and peddler may drive here his bungling trade, without passport of license, and sell his false ware at pleasure.”

What do you think of that?


Travis said...

Ironically, I think it sounds exactly like C.J. Mahaney. ;)

Arthur Sido said...

very true Travis, good point! Mahaney gets to write books and speak at conferences. Perhaps it is more a problem with people without education credentials that believe something others don't like?


Anonymous said...

No connection with a recognised academy. You mean like, the apostle Peter and all the rest? The uneducated Galileans they got called.

I think you hit the nail on the head there Arthur.


Faithful Servant said...




not touching it with a 10ft pole. But I'm sure you can guess my opinion.