Latest WTS Board Statement on Peter Enns

May 23, 2008

Statement of the Board of Trustees (quoted in full here)
Westminster Theological Seminary
May 21, 2008

Certain matters raised at a March 26, 2008 meeting of the Board of Trustees concerning Professor. Peter Enns have been addressed procedurally by the Board’s Institutional Personnel Committee (IPC), which sought and received input from Professor Enns.

In response the Board has, without dissent, established a Hearing Committee with equitable representation from Board and Faculty, chaired by the Chairman of the IPC. A process has been approved that seeks to follow the Faculty Manual and respect the rights of Professor Enns. The process will be completed with a recommendation to the Board no later than the December 2008 Board meeting at which a final determination will be made.

The IPC Chair has asked that any further communication concerning this matter go through the Chairman of the Board, Dr. John H. White.

Not a whole lot of new information here. The committee has been formed; Enns’s fate will be decided in December.

The other main unofficial news that I’m aware of is that Dr. Bruce McCormack, the Frederick and Margaret L. Weyerhaeuser Professor of Systematic Theology at Princeton Theological Seminary, has written an essay focused on the Christology of the HTFC report. Art Boulet posted the essay in its entirety – a critique of the Historical and Theological (HTFC) report, which R. Scott Clark criticized to which McCormack in turn replied. You can follow the back and forth at any of these sites (and a whole bunch of other places).

To keep up with the latest check in with Art Boulet, Conn-versation. FWIW, I posted earlier on the topic in Westminster trajectories).

The latest word from Peter Enns himself is on his trip to South Korea, where he makes some important observations about global Biblical theology.

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