Notes - A Good-Natured Rejoinder to Gary Parrett's "Nurturing Our Faith in the Faith: A Grateful Response to Mark A. Lamport and Darrell Yoder"

From: Volume 4, Issue 1: Spring 2007 Pages 126-131


We are gratified by Professor Gary Parrett’s kind riposte to our article “Faithful Gestures: Rebooting the Educational Mission of the Church” (CEJ, Spring 2006, 58–78). When the avowal “grateful” appears in the subtitle, one has certain expectations of pleasantness to ensue. That notwithstanding, what follows here—in the intended dialogical spirit of CEJ’s “Notes” and as a staple of civil yet pointed academic exchange between scholars—is our measured, sometimes feisty, rejoinder. In short, while we credit Parrett with due merit for his treatment of our work, and further, while we are appreciative of his thoughtful interaction with our premises and constructs, several of Parrett’s assertions and deductions need unequivocal redress.



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