Category: Schori, Katharine Jefferts

Personal salvation ‘a heresy’

According to US Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori, belief in personal salvation is a ‘heresy’.  The grace of God, she is reported as saying, is given to the believing community, not to the individual Christian.

Of course, she may have been misreported.  It wouldn’t be the first time that the religious press has made someone out to be less orthodox than they really are.

Or possibly she just expressed herself badly.  Maybe she just meant to say that rampant individualism (a besetting problem in post-enlightenment liberalism as well as evangelicalism) is sub-biblical and sub-Christian. …