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Looking at Insider Movements (6): Resources for Further Study

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By: Doug Coleman In this final installment I’ll point to some resources for further study and make a few summary remarks about the Insider Movement debate. Publications by proponents exist almost exclusively in the form of journal articles. The majority of these have appeared in just a few journals, several … Read More »

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Looking at Insider Movements (5): Evaluation (Part 2)

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By: Doug Coleman The previous post dealt mostly with the issue of theology of religions, although it touched on the issue of possible revelation in non-Christian religions. In this post, I want to briefly comment on a few key passages frequently referenced by IM advocates. Proponents often note the watershed … Read More »

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Looking at Insider Movements (4): Evaluation (Part 1)

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By: Doug Coleman So what do we make of the biblical and theological arguments of IM proponents? This was the sole purpose of my entire dissertation, and even still I feel like more could have been done. So, a couple of blog posts will be terribly inadequate to offer anything … Read More »

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Looking at Insider Movements (3): Key Characteristics (Part 2)

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By: Doug Coleman Kevin Higgins, whom I mentioned in the previous installment, has made the most significant attempt by any IM proponent to offer a biblical and theological rationale for various aspects of the methodology. For example, in a brief discussion of six biblical characters or passages, Kevin suggests the … Read More »

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Looking at Insider Movements (2): Key Characteristics (Part 1)

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By: Doug Coleman So exactly what is this IM thing? I often find that a simple description or definition causes audiences to jump to conclusions before understanding what IM really is, and isn’t. Before I get to a description, we need to be aware of the field realities motivating the … Read More »

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Looking at Insider Movements (1): Introduction

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[Editor's Note: Doug Coleman is a SEBTS alum who lives and works in Central Asia. His SEBTS dissertation was recently published as A Theological Analysis of the Insider Movement Paradigm from Four Perspectives: Theology of Religions, Revelation, Soteriology, and Ecclesiology (Pasadena, CA: WICU Press, 2011). We asked Dr. Coleman to ... Read More »

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