Deconstruction in the 19th Century: The Story of Philip Schaff.

“While many people’s faith was shipwrecked during this time (at Tubingen), my father’s faith actually grew deeper” – David Schaff, The Biography of Philip Schaff, in part Autobiographical. Rev. Jonathan David Faulkner As the...

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April 6, 2022

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Schaff and the Churches Credibility Problem

“There are two outcomes for Sects, either they die away or they rejoin the main body.” – Philip Schaff, The Principle of Protestantism “I fear, my friend, that after we are gone, Sects will...

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July 7, 2021

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The Ideal is the goal as we live in the Real.

As a people, the Church lives in an inherent Tension, the real and the ideal. How we navigate this is important. As a Historian of the 19th Century Church I see two dominate ideas...

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April 21, 2021

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Philip Schaff and John Williamson Nevin on The Church and Opinions.

“Private Judgement, if it remained private, was not sound judgment. In order for it to be rational and accurate in its interpretation of the outside world, it was necessary for such judgement to show...

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March 31, 2021

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