Authority and Theological Ecumenical Protestantism

Cobb, John B., Jr. "Authority and Theological Ecumenical Protestantism," Theological Education 19, no. 2 (Spring 1983): 33-44.

To what extent should seminaries function as authorities for the church in matters of belief and doctrinal interpretation? The issue is important in general for ecumenical Protestantism. Cobb discusses the need to clarify authority in these denominations -- and indeed what the word itself means for this tradition. Where are questions of authority most usefully adjudicated? (RG)