(44 Total References)
Christian Apologetics New Zealand â€“ Resources for defending of the Christian worldview
David Lane, Wellington NZ - Editor APOLOGIA - Focus on James Veitch
David H. Lane M.Sc. (Hons.), Dip.
Tchg. Apologia Editor
In contrast David Lane
offers a critique of the inadequacies and errors of Teilhard's thought, outlining both the nature and extent of its divergence from orthodox Christian faith, and giving insight into the degree to which many New Age philosophies claim inspiration from the works of this populariser of the notion of spiritual evolution.
It is a moot point, as Lane
himself makes clear, whether New Age thinkers are deliberately reflecting on and extending Teilhard's thought or whether instead they are simply calling upon his
name in order to give some academic respectability to their own work.
Nevertheless, Lane's book critiques the extent to which Teilhard's attempt to graft Christianity onto evolutionary theory issues in the kinds of pantheism, monism and gnosticism favoured by New Agers.
There can be little doubt, as Anne Roche Muggeridge has observed and Lane
abundantly confirms that, despite his retention of the language of Christian dogma, Teilhard's
reliogio-philosophical writings empty that language of its traditional content.
undoubtedly enjoys some degree of influence upon Roman Catholic theology, for instance, Lane
tends to overplay that influence.
relies rather too heavily on reactionary critics while ignoring the mainstream of Catholic theology represented by such figures as Rahner, von Balthasar.
Congar and Kasper.
These criticisms should not unduly detract however, from the valuable study of Teilhard
promises us another book offering a more comprehensive critique of Teilhard's theological and philosophical work.
We can expect that work too to be carefully argued, thoroughly documented and to provide further evidence that Teilhard
is a false prophet whose engaging rhetoric ought not to blind us to the erroneous nature of his
is in the process of making a very important contribution to the literature on Teilhard
Filed Under: TheologyTagged With: David H Lane, David Lane Wellington, Prophet for a New Age, Teilhard de Chardin, The Phenomenon of Teilhard
This is especially true of three long essays by the editor, David H. Lane.
writes: "While there is sometimes a fine line between argument that is ad hominem and a rigorous critique, we have sought to avoid charges/accusations of dishonesty, stupidity, hypocrisy, and the like, even though the subject of our investigation regularly directs such barbs at his
A range of thought-provoking scholarly essays are provided by contributors including: the late Dr. George Duggan SM, one of New Zealand's leading Catholic theologians; Dr Jonathan Sarfati, author of Refuting Evolution (1999); Michael Bott, former Vice-President of WCAS; David H. Lane, current WCAS President and author of The Phenomenon of Teilhard (1996); Prof. Gerald O'Collins, the late Archbishop of NZ Brian Davis; Dr Frank Mobbs; Kathleen Loncar; David Mills; The Very Rev. Dr Peter C. Moore (Dean and President of Trinity Episcopal School for Ministry); Dr Stephen M. Smith , Prof. of Theology & Ethics, Trinity Episcopal School of Ministry; Wayne Jackson and others.
Filed Under: UncategorizedTagged With: Apologia, David H Lane, David H Lane author, David Lane Hataitai Wellington, David Lane Wellington New Zealand, David Lane Wellington NZ, Focus on John Shelby Spong, John Shelby Spong, WCAS, Wellington Christian Apologetcics Society
DAVID LANE, Wellington, NZ Author - ThE PHENOMENON OF TEILHARD
In The Phenomenon of Teilhard
, David Lane
makes a thorough and well-documented case for the thesis that a relatively obscure Jesuit priest, Pierre Teilhard
de Chardin (1881-1955), exerted a major influence on the evolving modernist theology of the church as well as the New Age movement within Western civilization.
was determined to reconcile the doctrine of evolution with Christianity, and Lane
shows how he
changed the Christ presented in Scripture into a universal redeemer, the "cosmic emergence of the Spirit" (p. 20).
Filed Under: BooksTagged With: David Lane, David Lane NZ, David Lane Wellington, David Lane Wellington NZ, Mercer University Press, Prophet for a New Age, Teilhard de Chardin, The Phenomenon of Man
David Lane, Wellington NZ - Editor APOLOGIA - Focus on James Veitch
David H ...
David H Lane
Luke's genealogy of Christ regards Adam, Seth and Noah as being as historical as Abraham, David
The early chapters of Genesis are to be viewed completely as factual history - just as much so as the records concerning Abraham, David
, Solomon or Jesus Christ.
See also David H. Lane
, A Critique of Theistic Evolution (2 Parts):
MSc (Hons) degree in Zoology from Victoria University, Wellington, in 1984, and has published in the fields of biology and theology in New Zealand and North America.
He has been actively researching the fields of human evolution, speciation theory and theology for more than twenty years.
David lives with his
wife, daughter and son in Wellington.
He is currently President of the Wellington Christian Apologetics Society (Inc) and editor of the Society's journal Apologia which seeks to provide a reasoned defence for the Christian faith.
WCAS - "Apologia Critique 7(2)" by Noel Cheer
Then follows 33 pages of well-articulated criticism of Spong, by the editor David Lane, under the overall heading of "Redefining God in Man's Image".
It is followed by a "Response" from David Lane, the editor of Apologia.
However, on page 44 Lane
writes "All conservative New Testament scholars would agree that the Gospels and the birth narratives do not have only a flat, literal meaning.
offers only "great artistry at the level of narrative and theology.
Why not be specific and allow that there is parable, hyperbole, metaphor and myth?
But it is not clear how one is to know whether a given text can be treated as "metaphorical" or even "mythological".
Only a literal reading of the NT would allow Lane to write (p43) "the founder of no other religion in human history besides the Lord Jesus Christ, has predicted his own death and bodily resurrection, fulfilled that prophecy, and convinced generations of His followers . that He overcame death and lives for evermore.
FaithToday.com News & Notes
Wellington Christian Apologetics Society director David Lane calls that right an attack on the Christian faith.He is appalled at calls to redefine marriage to include same-sex couples, arguing that any moral aspect cannot be ignored."(Marriage) is about giving legal preference to a unique relationship between a man and a woman because of what that relationship does for social order," he said.
concedes that homosexuality is no worse a sin than promiscuity or adultery but says the family is "the cornerstone of society" and must be preserved in law.
The executive director of the ...
The executive director of the Society for Promotion of Community Standards, David Lane, said they supported the broad aims of the proposed bylaw.
"Controls must be in place for activites involving street soliciting and the location of SOOBS (Small owner-operated brothels) which take into account the rights of the general public, and specifically of families in the proximity of the SOOBS to be free from public nuisance and the damaging impact of aspects of the prostitution industry," said Mr Lane
"We have, for example, footpaths littered with condoms and syringes, potential clients accidentally attempting to enter nearby properties, slow drive-bys along roads well known for street soliciting, and the flaunting of sexual services in proximity to areas where children frequently are," he