Protestants: Defenders of the Faith

At most theological conferences these days, shoptalk is likely to center on such modern themes as "the death of God," Tillich's "ultimate concern, " Bonhoeffer's "religionless" Christianity. Last week, in the spartan setting of Nashville's tiny Free Will Baptist Bible College, more than 200 Protestant thinkers met for clear, serious and certain discussions about some traditional concepts: grace, sin, faith and, above all, the inerrancy of the Bible.

Close to Billy. The participants belonged to the 17-year-old Evangelical Theological Society, whose 750 members are divided about equally between mainstream Protestants and adherents of such...

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