Article Critique 2 Week 5 Baptist Essay
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“Baptists and the Ecumenical Movement” by Professor John Briggs
In Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements For
The Course CHHI 665
Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary
Sunday, February 16, 2014
In the article, Baptists and the Ecumenical Movement by John Briggs, the role and history of Baptists in their engagement with the Ecumenical Movement is discussed. This article critique will summarize the main points of the article, as well as look at the strengths and weaknesses. The conclusion of this critique will determine the overall effectiveness of the article itself.
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He then moves on to number six which gives us the definitions of international and inter-confessional dimensions of ecumenism, moving deeper into the meat of the article, explaining the involvement, those in favor of, and the mark of the Baptist denomination on spreading the gospel alongside of other believers. Another strength of the article is when Briggs begins to summarize his thoughts and proof of involvement to stress his point. He says that within the World Council of Churches the Baptists make up the most membership and that they act as “members of staff, as members of vital committees and commissions, and as office holders. I think we punch well above our weight in these respects.”3 These numbers and offices help to prove his point that Baptists are not as separated and as anti-ecumencial as some may observe them to be. He goes on to add that there are other levels of involvement that range from regional to national in Christian aid organizations.
Another strength, which also seems to be the helpful part of making this article effective and overall worth the read to a Christian as a whole, is seen in his concluding statement of a quote by Timothy Richard of China, “How can we expect an unbelieving world to take us seriously in our talk about a gospel of reconciliation when we remain so obviously un-reconciled to one another?”4
One more strength by the author can be seen in
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