Tyrrell on Faith and Diversity

George Tyrrell believed that the Church was based upon the principles of faith and diversity of form, suitable for all peoples and cultures:

“To speak to each person, each class, each people, each age, in its own language,  on its own presuppositions – scientific, historical, philosophical, nay, even religious – so far from being contrary to, is altogether consonant with, the democratic spirit of the Gospel. The truth spoken is the same, and the whole endeavour of accommodation is inspired by the wish to speak it as fully as the hearer can hear it” [Oil and Wine, 1902}.

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