[sword-devel] Doctrinal Statement

sword-devel@crosswire.org sword-devel@crosswire.org
Sat, 29 Jul 2000 16:37:58 GMT

Chris Little writes:

<preceding valuable commentary snpped>

> I do think we should make it clear, however, to our users what material is
> Christian and what is not through labelling.  I don't think we should
> stamp modules either Christian or heretical, but we should label them as
> Christian, Jewish, Catholic, Muslim, LDS, etc.  I think this would be a
> good idea, even with our current set of texts because we have a number of
> Catholic and Jewish texts that Christian users may not desire to have for
> simply that reason.

I would like to suggest even expanding this concept.  Let's take it a step
further.  I think it would be helpful for novices to have a method for
determining which commentaries come from which angles etc.

This could be a lengthy process to define the categories, but could be
extremely useful in the long run.

The categorization would be partly based on the opinion of the distributor,
but could be helpful.

Some initial breakdowns:

Covenental, Dispensational ...

Pre-millenial, post-millenial, amillenial, preterist

Type of document: Commentary, apologetics, hymns ...

There may be some documents that would be hard to classify, but it wuld be
helpful if one's goal is to explore the covenental view of a certain topic.

<Additional good comments deleted, as they don't apply to my point>

   Darwin Gregory

   Jesus is the way, the truth and the life.
   Evolution is a myth...