Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Perfect Example of Pomo Epistemology

This offering from our friends at the ever, ever-increasingly appropriately named "Open Source Theology" blog (an ECM group-blog) is a stellar example of the state of Emergent-type epistemology. I believe the opening paragraph says it all:

In 10 principles for reading the Bible in a postmodern context, Andrew proposes that contributors to an emerging post-evangelical theology adopt Principle 2 - "Let’s pretend it’s not inerrant." He suggests that we "set aside claims to the predetermined inerrancy and sanctity of the Bible, at least insofar as such claims force upon us standards of truthfulness that conflict with criteria of thought that we are not prepared to abandon in other areas of discourse (scientific, historical, literary, social, etc.)." Adopting Principle 2 "allows us to read the Bible as the unbeliever reads it; it helps to defamiliarise the Bible for us, which will be an essential aspect of the deconstruction process…" In the Genesis 1 as True Myth post we’ve been trying to make literal sense of the Biblical creation narratives. What if instead we were to read Genesis 1-3 in light of Principle2?


As with everything else I've reat from OST, the post requires no rebuttal; it's self-rebutting.

...and some ECMmers wonder why us iggnit' nukkle-draggin konsirvuhtivs get the willies when reading their stuff...

5 comments:

Shane said...

Well now, isn't that special....

Check out this 2-part interview with Mr. Pagitt:

http://bloodtippedears.blogspot.com/2007/10/todd-friel-interviews-emergent-leader_24.html

Is there an out right denial of the historic/biblical doctrine of hell there? I think that he finally got it out of his system.

Hopefully, we can get him to cough up some more heresy later on. This will suffice for now.

mike macon said...

Yeah... BTW: You should read Andrew's resonse over on the Wordpress mirror of this blog. (Andrew's the... I guess he's the "moderator"... of the Open Source Theology blog)...

mike macon said...

Oh, and as a great illustration of how the ECM can't bring itself to call out one of their own, and get all "inerrantist" when it comes to Matthew 18 but go oddly AWOL on the whole inerrancy issue whenever any actually core doctrine of the Faith is discussed, see this article on simplymissional.

shane said...

Wow. I'm missing out on all of the fun.

I'll start going to your other "mirror" blog.

The ECM-r's are really big in the SBC now. The only folks really defending against them are the younger generations of Reformed folks and those from the old-time conservative order.

May the Calvary, Reformed, "give me that old time religion" forces unite!

mike macon said...

Amen to that, brother. We can disagree all day long on secondary issues... but what unites us are the primary, sine qua non issues of the Faith - which are under unrelenting assault by the theological left (modernly embodied in the liberal wing of the ECM, for the most part).