Friday, June 24, 2011

We have lost the art and discipline of attending to the sacred.

7 comments:

Jeffrey Shallit said...

And thank God for that!

Douglas Groothuis said...

That is a pointless cheap shot, Jeffrey. I wonder why I posted it.

Jeffrey Shallit said...

It was intended to be a light-hearted joke; I'm sorry it didn't come across as I intended.

Frieda said...

Don't you think this is a weakness of Protestantism, particularly in its low-church, Evangelical form? Given the hallmark principle of sola scripture, there can be no interpretive authority outsidheir the individual reader and, therefore, no way to fence the sacred.

Begging you pardon, this is how you get women pastors.

Douglas Groothuis said...

You get women pastors by properly interpreting the Bible as the supreme authority. See Rebecca Merrill Groothuis, Good News for Women.

Frieda said...

Dr Groothuis, I have read both of your wife's books. I am sorry to say I found them too carefully argued in the manner Chesterton would have called, "decadence".

But then, as I said, that is Protestantism.

Frieda said...

One more thought, if you'll permit me, before I leave you in peace. It has been some years since I read Mrs. Groothuis's books, but if I recall correctly, she was quite right to reject the criticism her second book received. As she has constructed the argument, it is likely unassailable.

What I could not see, however, is why the argument should be constructed in that manner.