Friday, March 13, 2009

What Is Conservative Christianity? (Part 6)

Right affections are the focus of Kevin Bauder's next installment in describing conservative Christianity. Consider this...

Conservative Christians believe that orthopathy (right affection) is equal in importance with orthodoxy (right belief) and orthopraxy (right conduct). Our choice of circumstances must be guided by a knowledge of what will foster ordinate affection (right feeling) toward God, toward holy things, toward our fellow humans, and toward the world.

And this...

Conservative Christians believe that heteropathy threatens the Faith as seriously as heterodoxy or heteropraxy. Therefore, they hold heteropathic fundamentalists to be just as badly in error as modernist liberals or prelatic sacerdotalists. Indeed, they believe that heteropathy (at least in its more serious manifestations) may be an apostasy, a departure from the faith once‐for‐all delivered to the saints.

Consider the whole essay well.

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