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Christianity Critique

  1. 1. Critique of Evangelicalism
  2. 2. <ul><li>Evangelical mind? </li></ul><ul><li>Institutional neglect: </li></ul><ul><li>Why does this matter? </li></ul><ul><li>How did this happen? </li></ul>
  3. 3. How did this happen? <ul><li>Revivalism : </li></ul><ul><li>Separation of Church and State: </li></ul><ul><li>Un-critical Christian-cultural synthesis: </li></ul><ul><li>A Democratic Understanding of Society </li></ul><ul><li>A Liberal view of the economy: </li></ul><ul><li>Evangelical Enlightenment: (1700s) </li></ul>
  4. 4. Evangelical Enlightenment: (1700s) <ul><li>Didactic enlightenment: </li></ul><ul><li>Didactic Enlightenment and Theology Proper in this period: </li></ul><ul><li>Didactic Enlightenment and Revivalism: </li></ul><ul><li>Didactic Enlightenment and Bible: </li></ul><ul><li>Didactic Enlightenment and Evangelical Nationalism: </li></ul><ul><li>Didactic Enlightenment and post-civil war Evangelicalism: </li></ul>
  5. 5. Intellectual Disaster of Fundamentalism : <ul><li>Transformation of the University: </li></ul><ul><li>Fundamentalism: </li></ul><ul><li>Fundamentalism Theological innovations: </li></ul><ul><li>A new surge of Anti-Intellectualism: </li></ul><ul><li>Reinforcing the Nineteenth Century: </li></ul><ul><li>Questionable Theological Guidance: </li></ul><ul><li>The Intellectual Indictment: </li></ul>
  6. 6. Uncritical assessments of the Bible Today:
  7. 7. A Critique of Catholicism
  8. 8. Authority: <ul><li>Why is there such interest in Peter? </li></ul><ul><li>What are the texts that Catholics use to build their case? </li></ul><ul><li>Why was their a consolidation of Power? </li></ul><ul><li>What are the earliest sources that suggest this shift? </li></ul>
  9. 9. Do the Bad popes hurt the case of Catholicism and Papal infallibility? <ul><li>Infallibility is expressed in three ways: </li></ul><ul><li>First, the church as a whole is considered infallible when it recognizes and concurs upon some truth of faith or dictate of morality: </li></ul><ul><li>Second, Rome believes truth can be stated infallibly by the bishops when they are in union with the pope. </li></ul><ul><li>Third, in certain circumstances, the pope alone can speak with an infallibility by virtue of a gift (charism) bestowed by Christ and passed down through apostolic succession </li></ul>
  10. 10. Infallibility? <ul><li>How would this apply to the situation described in Galatians 2:11-21? </li></ul><ul><li>The only two instances in recent years of the Pope declaring official dogma: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The doctrine of the Immaculate Conception of Mary (1854) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The doctrine of the Assumption of Mary (1950) </li></ul></ul>

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