Conversation Matters: Why United Methodists Should Talk to One Another

Conversation Matters: Why United Methodists Should Talk to One Another

by Henry H. Knight
     
 

The authors argue for the recovery of the lost Wesleyan art of Christian conference, a way of carrying on theological debate that is (1) true to principles believed to be of crucial importance and (2) open to the possibility of changing one's mind. Drawing on recent essays on civility in political discourse, they argue for "speaking the truth in love" in a way that… See more details below

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The authors argue for the recovery of the lost Wesleyan art of Christian conference, a way of carrying on theological debate that is (1) true to principles believed to be of crucial importance and (2) open to the possibility of changing one's mind. Drawing on recent essays on civility in political discourse, they argue for "speaking the truth in love" in a way that makes respect and love for others the paramount concern, and in which making an argument is not the same thing as having an argument.

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The authors argue for the recovery of the lost Wesleyan art of Christian conference, a way of carrying on theological debate that is (1) true to principles believed to be of crucial importance and (2) open to the possibility of changing one's mind. Drawing on recent essays on civility in political discourse, they argue for "speaking the truth in love" in a way that makes respect and love for others the paramount concern, and in which making an argument is not the same thing as having an argument.

Don E. Saliers is Franklin Nutting Parker Professor of Theology and Worship, and director of the Masters in Sacred Music Program at Candler School of Theology, Emory University, in Atlanta, Georgia.

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ISBN-13:
9780687074358
Publisher:
Abingdon Press
Publication date:
10/28/1999
Pages:
107
Product dimensions:
6.04(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.35(d)

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