The radically unbiblical—-and thus “non-evangelical”-—nature of Molly Marshall’s views are on display clearly in her 2002 book “Joining the Dance: A Theology of the Holy Spirit.”
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The radically unbiblical—and thus “non-evangelical”—nature of Marshall’s
views are on display clearly in her 2002 book Joining the Dance: A Theology
of the Holy Spirit.
In the opening chapter of her reconfiguration of pneumatology, Marshall sets
out to build a novel doctrine of the Spirit upon an eclectic foundation that
includes open theism, process theology, Jewish mysticism (Kabbalism), evolution,
She offers six “primary theological presuppositions that shape” her study of
the Holy Spirit:
By the same token, Marshall proves to be no mainstream evangelical in her
understanding of Scripture, rejecting inerrancy in her contribution to a 1992
monograph entitled Beyond the Impasse? Scripture, Interpretation &
Theology in Baptist Life.
In responding to an essay by former SBC President Paige Patterson, Marshall
accuses the Baptist theologian of rejecting “certain uses of historical-critical
methodologies” because of a presupposition of the inerrancy of the Bible, which,
Marshall writes “the Bible never claims of its own witness.”
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