The Unity of Faith by Timothy George

The Unity of Faith

Evangelicalism & “Mere Christianity”

by Timothy George

We are gathered at a conference entitled, “Christian Unity and the Divisions We Must Sustain,” and subtitled, “A Gathering of Traditional Christians.” It is sponsored by Touchstone, a periodical that describes itself as “a journal of mere Christianity.” Touchstone further describes itself as “a Christian journal, conservative in doctrine and eclectic in content, with editors and readers from each of the three great divisions of Christendom—Protestant, Catholic, and Orthodox.” The mission of the journal is “to provide a place where Christians of various backgrounds can speak with one another on the basis of shared belief in the fundamental doctrines of the faith as revealed in Holy Scripture and summarized in the ancient creeds of the church.”

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Timothy George is dean of Beeson Divinity School of Samford University (www.samford.edu) and an executive editor of Christianity Today (www.christianitytoday.com). A different version of this essay is appearing in Karl Barth and Evangelical Theology, edited by Sung Wook Chung, forthcoming from Baker Academic.

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