Friday, July 18, 2008

Essential Listening: American Pelagianism

Grab a coffee and listen to the latest program from The White Horse Inn.


Phil Walker said...

Editions of the WHI like that one, where the focus is quite firmly on the US situation, always set me thinking about our own situation: if Pelagianism appeals peculiarly to an American attitude, what heresy/ies appeal to a British one?

Martin Downes said...

Hi Phil,

I think that Pelagianism is the natural heresy toward which our sinful hearts gravitate. Perhaps culturally it has found particular expression in America, but I don't think that this is an exclusive problem. Maybe the heresy is magnified, maybe it thrives in particular environments.

It is our problem too, on these shores, even if it is a little less magnified.Pelagianism and semi-Pelagianism run right through church history and adapt to new conditions rather well don't you think?