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We do not need the approval of the establishment, nor do we need to be the establishment


Being weary of the Protestant orthodoxy’s high view of Scripture, as well as the re-establishment of a magisterium, the way most modern Protestants have engaged in this supplementation of scriptural authority since the Enlightenment is either by positing an overly optimistic view of human reason on the one hand or the authority of interior religious experience on the other. The former is suspect in light of the fact that post-modern thinkers have accurately highlighted the fact that rationality is by no means universal, but is rather historically conditioned and operative within a tradition of thought.[25] This by no means leads necessarily to a form of relativism, in any case it need not automatically lead in this direction, rather it means that the Enlightenment’s secular worldview need not be something that Christians try to carve out space within in order to maintain their beliefs. There is nothing universal or necessary about secular or humanistic reason, it is byproduct of certain cultural trends within the middle classes in European and North America from the seventeenth century to the present.

Dr. Jack Kilcrease, “Evangelical and Catholic?: The ‘Conservative’ Reformation’s Scriptural Principle and the Catholicity of the Gospel”

http://logia.org/blogia/?p=25

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