Stanley Hauerwas on Evangelicals and tradition

Some interesting thoughts from theologian Stanley Hauerwas:

He admires the evangelical zeal and their high regard for the Christological centre of Scripture but highlights what he sees as the disconnect between the emphasis on a ‘personal relationship with God’ and the historical experience of the church at large – because the contemporary evangelical concept of faith is founded on the presumption that you can “make God up for yourself” without mediation through the lense of tradition and the two thousand year history of the church.

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