Tag: Diversity (home)

Reporter: Mr Gandhi, what do you think of Western Civilization? Gandhi: I think it would be a good idea.

permalink source: Gandhi
tags: Wisdom, Diversity

...your remark about "dead, white guys" is a little too flip for me in this context. It implies a view of doctrinal development that I find shockingly reductive of the Holy Spirit's work in the Church throughout the last two thousand years. And do we really want to lump together, say, 1st-century Jewish Christians with 4th-century North African Christians with 10th-century Russian Christians with 13th-century Italian Christians with 16th-century Saxon Christians with 18th-century English Christians with 20th-century American Christians--and call the fruit of their collective reflection merely the work of "dead, white guys"? That seems a little indiscriminate--not to mention ungrateful--to me.

permalink source: John Stackhouse, speaking to LeRon Shults, http://leronshults.typepad.com/my_weblog/2007/02/atonement_and_c.html#comment-61425192
tags: Theology, Diversity