Thursday, April 16, 2009

Walker and Williams Suggest a Retrieval of 'Paradosis' and Rule of Faith

AWAF speakers Andrew Walker and Daniel Williams see the current state of evangelicalism as being as much a child of the enlightenment as it is a child of the Reformation. This leads to a built-in bias towards individualism rather than community and tradition. Both evangelical theologians are hoping to continue to churn evangelicalism towards a retrieval of the paradosis of the church—which in times past was believed to be the apostolic tradition of the New Testament and the “rule of faith” of the church Fathers and early church. This rule of faith can be the bridge leading to fuller unity and integrity in the Body of Christ as it continues to engage the culture with it unique message of eternal salvation. This is also a theme of the upcoming AWAF conference in June at Trinity School for Ministry in Ambridge, PA. Both Walker and Williams are slated to be featured speakers at the conference.