Ecclesiastical Self-Critique

Robert Jenson (Prolegomena III) observes that communities do not care for self-critique. The church is also one such community. This is why the Reformation was such a blow to the church of the day. Jenson writes that the “Reformers’ emphasis on the practical role of theology was correlate to their demand for churchly self-critique. (11).” The Reformation forced the church to look deep within the corridors of tradition and ask whether they had been faithful with the mysteries of the gospel. The modern ecclesiastical scene needs a healthy dose of self-critique.

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About Uri Brito

I am the Pastor of Providence Church (CREC) in Pensacola, Fl.
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