Thursday, April 28, 2005

How "Generous" are the Emergents?

Great analysis of the Emergent approach by Thomas Howe at the Syntax Repair Shop. I thought this quote from Dr. Howe was particularly insightful, not only with regard to emergents and pomos, but also with regard to those who are but won't admit they are:
In [his] book [A Generous Orthodoxy], [Brian] McLaren turns out to be no different, methodologically, from those with whom he takes issue. He is generous with doctrine, but he is exclusivist with methodology. Anyone who does not think like him is vilified and ostracized from McLaren’s clan.