Wesleyan Quadrilateral in Chinese
No. I do not want to spurt out this very technical theological term in Mandarin Chinese. It is hard enough explaining it in English, how much more in Chinese. No. I am not going to exegete the nuances of this methodology. I just want to mention that my students here at Holy Light Theological Seminary wanted to know more. A one-hour lecture is not enough. I have to remind myself that this is merely an introduction to this theological concept.
I just got done with my class in Theology. The students started asking too many questions. I had to stop them and refrain myself from solving all their queries. My job for tonight was to introduce the concept and trust that the students themselves will apply it to their daily study and reflection on God's word. No. Nothing profound happened tonight. It was just a little spark of enthusiasm. It was just one theological term out of the many that these students are studying. More will come but for tonight we tried to comprehend the implications of the use of Scripture, Tradition, Reason, and Experience in the process of theological reflection, or what we call the Wesleyan Quadrilateral method. Thank you John Wesley, and our gratitude to Albert C. Outler.