[sword-devel] EarlyFathers Genbook

Greg Hellings greg.hellings at gmail.com
Sun Jun 8 09:29:27 MST 2008

On Sun, Jun 8, 2008 at 1:52 AM, Brian J. Dumont <bdumont at ameritech.net> wrote:
> We should really be careful here.  These volumes seem to contain both
> orthodox and non-orthodox documents; including a number of heretical
> texts: see in particular volume 8.  I haven't delved into these texts,
> but a number of them are certainly questionable.  Should the document
> have some sort of disclaimer?

It seems to me that being the fact that it's a GenBook speaks for
itself.  If we were stringing the material into our Scripture section,
there might be more cause for concern.  However, since we are
providing it as a book, the fact that some of it might be contrary to
mainstream thought is perfectly applicable.  We don't make a claim
that Pilgrim's Progress or the works of the other authors in there is
flawless.  Making a short mention of the fact that some of the works
have historically and are currently thought heretical works to convey
our concern.  We don't need to claim that the GenBooks are flawless,
because that's not their purpose.  Their purpose is supplementary,
scholarly and informative, not normative, and I think our users will
understand that.


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