Olasky vs. D’Souza or the Strange Ways of American Evangelicalism


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Marvin Olasky announced his resignation as provost of The King’s College just months after the college chose Dinesh D’Souza as president.

On January 31, 2011, Olasky will transition from provost to “presidential scholar,” handling the college’s guest speaker series. Olasky will focus most of his energies on being editor in chief of World magazine, a bi-weekly news magazine. “It will come as no surprise to you that Dinesh D’Souza and I have different ideas about some things,” he said in an e-mail to Christianity Today. “I’d like to leave it at that and not do an interview.” This is a shift from what he told CT in August: “I remain committed to King’s.”

The college, which is headquartered in rented space in the Empire State Building,  surprised Christian higher education observers by choosing someone who has a Catholic background to lead a school that says its “roots are in the Protestant evangelical tradition.” Olasky defended the decision at the time.

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Martin E. Marty – Politics and Inerrancy

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Sightings 11/24/08

Politics and Inerrancy

by Martin E. Marty

“From a perspective committed to the Bible as the inerrant Word of God,” the biweekly glossy World (November 15/22) asks at almost issue-length what went wrong with the Republicans in the recent elections.  To the editors’ credit, they do not spend much space in a blame game on what went wrong because of Democrats and liberals, but instead in self-examination of Republican faults.  Decades ago wags said that the Episcopal Church was “the Republican Party at prayer,” but in elections in our time it has been said that “inerrant Word of God” factions tended to find Republicans to be inerrant.  No more.  Let’s look at World.

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