Talk:Cambridge Theological Seminary
For further investigation
- Bill Cooper, of England's Creation Science Movement, claims one of his many bogus degrees from "Emmanuel College of Christian Studies," a sham college that traces to Cambridge Theological Seminary. There are several such fake colleges hidden in the maze of fail that is ministers-best-friend.com.
- They claim accreditation from "International Agency of Independent Accreditation" which they fabricated.
Something weird happened to the page history. It shows that I created the page, which I did not (it was @Rationalzombie94). Did someone hide the older edits intentionally? Bongolian (talk) 06:58, 21 July 2019 (UTC)
- That would be my fault. Somehow I managed to fork the original version of the page to the draft space at precisely the same time you were making an edit. The next morning I discovered that we had both a draft and main version of the page, so I merged the draft back into the main page and nuked the draft. Cosmikdebris (talk) 14:03, 21 July 2019 (UTC)
Some form of weird Presbyterianism?
The extreme focus on local churches, their priests and church elders sounds to me like the religious beliefs behind Cambridge Theological Seminary (CTS) represents some odd, extremist offshoot of Presbyterianism(?)
Oh, and the penchant for establishing more or less legit pastoral educations outside of the well established theological departments at universities and/or seminaries is well known among various fundamentalists. Particularly if the universities tend to provide a critical textual approach to the bible (as opposed to the kind of US fundie schools that masquerade as universities).
Hence why fundies in Denmark (a country with a strong history of a very critical approach to the bible at the two universities with theology departments) have introduced their own, parallel programme, called the Congregational Faculty (Menighedsfakultetet or just MF) and bought the teologi.dk website (note: mainly in Danish) (unfortunately the top hit if you google the Danish words for theology and Denmark...). Even the Danish newspaper The Christian Daily (Kristeligt Dagblad) criticised (note: in Danish) that the Congregational Faculty, with its fundamentalist version of biblical literalism would not educate priests suitable for all of the quite diverse theological views within not only the priesthood but also the laity of the broad Church of Denmark. However, unlike CTS, the MF is an actual, accredited programme. ScepticWombat (talk) 08:39, 21 July 2019 (UTC)