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Scholarship and the Varieties of Christian Faith

Douglas Jacobsen and Rhonda Hustedt Jacobsen

in Scholarship and Christian Faith

Published in print April 2004 | ISBN: 9780195170382
Published online July 2005 | e-ISBN: 9780199835669 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0195170385.003.0006
Scholarship and the Varieties of Christian Faith

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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.

Keywords: Anabaptist; Anglican; Catholic; faith; Richard J. Foster; Lutheran; Pentecostal; self-awareness; spirituality; traditions; Wesleyan

Chapter.  12082 words. 

Subjects: Religious Studies

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