Stephen V. Sprinkle is tenured as an Associate Professor of Practical Theology, and has held the office of Director of Field Education and Supervised Ministry since 1994 at Brite Divinity School, located on the campus of Texas Christian University in Fort Worth, Texas. A native of North Carolina, he is an ordained minister of the Alliance of Baptists. He is the first open and out member of the Brite Divinity School Faculty, and the first gay scholar to be tenured in its 94 year history. Dr. Sprinkle is the author of several articles and chapters in books, and of two books, Disciples and Theology (1997) and Ordination (2004), both published by Chalice Press.
Disciples and Theology: Understanding the Faith of a People in Covenantby Pamela Ann Moeller
Following the lead of Disciples and the Bible, Sprinkle traces the
Some scholars in the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) would say that the very title of this book is a contradiction in terms. And although the denomination has consciously avoided formal creeds, Disciples throughout their history have formulated their thought in distinctive theological ways.
Following the lead of Disciples and the Bible, Sprinkle traces the changing currents of Disciples theology from Alexander Campbell through the seminal contributions of such prominent voices as W. E. Garrison and Edward Scribner Ames and on to the dynamic ferment of the present day.
The final chapter lifts up a constructive proposal for ongoing theological reflection that identifies current trends and focuses on the theme of a people in covenant.
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