Title

Scholarship and the Varieties of Christian Faith

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

7-1-2005

Abstract

© Oxford University Press, 2013. Christian scholars live in a world rich with traditions of both faith and learning that shape the way they see the world and formulate their scholarly projects. Different traditions of faith (Anabaptist, Anglican, Catholic, Lutheran, Pentecostal, Wesleyan, etc.) and different spiritualities (as described by Richard J. Foster) will provoke different questions to pursue, different notions of where relevant information may be found, and different sentiments regarding which answers seem most satisfactory. Self-awareness about how particular religious and spiritual traditions have informed one's own thinking is a necessary element in mature Christian scholarship.

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