Tuesday, January 10, 2006

A Tougher Quote This Time: Guess Away

No Googling, but I don't think that will help. I'll put a complimentary copy of the TNIV on the line for anyone who gets it in the first five guesses. Please, I really want to get rid of them.
Fundamentalists lost [the fundamentalist-modernist controversy because] they reduced the theology of the Bible to the five-fold points: the virgin birth of Jesus, the sinlessness of Christ, the substitutionary atonment, the bodily resurrection, [and the] personal return of Christ. This was all biblical, but it was a much better way of dealing with the theological concessions of the modernists than it was a full-orbed statement of biblical theology.

23 comments:

joy mccarnan | karagraphy.com said...

I don't know who he/she/it was/is, but he/she/it limited "atonement" abominably. ;)

Paul said...

Roland McCune

unk said...

S. M. Hutchens

Ben said...

No and no. Paul, you're going to kick yourself if you miss this one (if you are the Paul I assume you are.) Unk, I'm not smart enough to do anything more than vaguely recognize names like that. I didn't go to Central, so I have to supplement my education gradually. I can tell you all about Sunday School growth strategies though.

Ben said...

Thanks, editor extraordiaire/pun queen. Good think I didn't copy any of the manuscripts that Erasmus used. An error might have crept in.

Robert said...

A wild guess: Phil Johnson? (the other one, not "Reason in the Balance" Phil)

Ben said...

Not him either.

Perhaps I should clarify, so as not to mislead, that this person did say that BOTH the fundamentalists AND the modernists lost the controversy. When this is done I'll provide a link so you can get the full context.

joy mccarnan | karagraphy.com said...

Yes--that is a very good think. =}
And, for the record, I would gladly trade some of my critical reading skills for an ounce or two of the ability to retain actual, useful facts.

Matt said...

George Marsden?

Ben said...

I suspect he'd agree, but it's not Marsden.

Only one more shot at the TNIV. Don't disappoint me, folks.

Timmy said...

A blind guess - Ben Witherington III

Ben said...

Aw, you guys break my heart. But I know you tried. With the 5th wrong guess, the TNIV is off the table, but bragging rights are still up for grabs.

Paul said...

It's gotta be Mark Dever.

Please consider putting the TNIV back on the table.

Ben said...

You lose again Paul

Andy Efting said...

Mark Noll?

Ben said...

Great guess but still wrong.

keith said...

James Montgomery Boice

Ben said...

No to Boice.

What if I said that at least three of your guesses and probably four if not more have commented fairly extensively on person who is the correct answer?

Keith said...

J Gresham Machen

Andy Efting said...

Carl Henry

Ben said...

We have a winner. Carl F.H. Henry is the answer. You can hear the full context here.

Anything in particular give it away, Andy?

I wonder if any of you disagree with him. He essentially says that everyone lost—well, at least the fundamentalists and the modernists. Perhaps he thinks the new evangelicals won. I don't think he said. I guess I think everybody lost, but the people who abandoned orthodoxy lost worse than the people who merely distilled it. I could be wrong.

Ben said...

Forgot to mention something. I think the specific question begins 30 or 31 minutes into the interview.

Andy Efting said...

Your hint helped me.