We’re working through it right now in a systematic theology colloquium at Dallas Seminary and so far it hasn’t faired too well. Not necessarily because of theological disagreements but because Horton is very imprecise in his formulations and mishandles references in the footnotes and in his interactions in the text. And occasionally he says things that seem almost heretical, depending on how you take them. I’ve been working through it chapter by chapter, but you’re [Nick Norelli] more well read than I am it seems like, especially on the material that comes up in Horton’s chapters 6-8 and 13. (bold added)
I’m reading through Horton’s Christian Faith, and while I’m not even that far into it, as Mr. Claiborne as his other classmates, so far, as my abilities would allow, I’ve not discovered any bordering on the heretical.
At any rate, here are the title of the chapters that Mr. Claiborne has in mind: (6) God: The Incommunicable Attributes (7) God: The Communicatable Attributes (8) The Holy Trintiy; and (13) The Fall of Humanity.
I wonder what Mr. Claiborne is referring to. I wish he had given an example or two. But all we have are these assertions.
Neither do I want to speculate…