Thursday, October 28, 2010

Defining "Christian"


Scott Abbott said...

As Michael Minch begins his paper, he thinks very carefully about the flexibility of definitions, about the flux of meaning, and about stability of meaning: all in the context of the word "Christian."

The argument then becomes how much leeway is there to call oneself "Christian" while not adhering to all that is generally meant when using the word.

I don't agree with his final position, although I admire the care with which he takes it. My disagreement lies in my willingness, even ardor, to rethink and redefine and reshape the words we use.