God, science and hot debate

January 31, 2008

The red herring mentioned in both articles on theology - that because theology is used to train clergy it is not legitimate - is an odd idea. I wonder whether the same argument might be used with sociology (for which probably the same percentage of graduates enter social work as graduates in theology enter holy orders) or politics, where graduates could become local councillors?

William Gibson, Director, Centre for Church History and Methodism Oxford Brookes University.

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