Two recent posts on evangelicals and history.
The first is a response by Scot McKnight to an article about Al Mohler’s comments about evangelicals leaving evangelicalism. Here is the last line:
My own research (in Finding Faith, Losing Faith) on why evangelicals become Catholic revealed some crises were created when evangelicals discovered the minefield called church history and, in particular, the patristic era.
The second is from Carl Trueman’s observations about McKnight’s post. Here’s part of what he says:
A Protestantism which fails to acknowledge those historical roots and indeed to teach them to its young people leaves itself vulnerable to Canterbury and Rome. There is an historical dimension to Christianity which is important and which needs to be an integral part of pedagogy and discipleship.
Important points all.