Archives for October 5, 2011

Final installment of the review of Smith’s The Bible Made Impossible

Christian Smith, The Bible Made Impossible, Chapter 7 “Rethinking Human Knowledge, Authority, and Understanding” and “Conclusion”Smith here argues for evangelicals to “break from modern epistemological foundationalism once and for all, but without sliding into a problematic postmodernism.” (149)  As he sees it (and he’s not alone) modern and contemporary evangelical theology has “bought into foundationalism whole hog.” (150)  This is what Mark Noll and others have ironically labeled the “evan … [Read more...]