A quick check of Wikipedia will show that William Barclay, in his own autobiography, expressed "scepticism concerning the Trinity: for example "Nowhere does the New Testament identify Jesus with God." " He also wrote, "I am a convinced universalist. I believe that in the end all men will be gathered into the love of God." He sounds more like a Unitarian Universalist than the group Logos puts him, "Christian Group: "Reformed." I am firmly of the opinion that Logos should include this sort of bigraphical information in the "About the Author" section.
- Yeah I take all of Barclay's writings with a grain of salt and a heaping dose of discernment. There are some good things in there, you just have to keep a watchful eye.
- It's worth reading everyone, reviewers incuded, with wisdom, discernment and a 'hermeneutic of suspicion'.But I wouldn't want Logos to be putting approval ratings on the relative, or otherwise, orthodoxy of writers. Who judges the judges, and where would it stop? Like any, conventional, bookshop, the works are there as they are. Reviews can be sourced, if the samples aren't enough of a guide. If I come across what the Australians might term 'ratbag' authors, I leave them alone. If I wind up with them through carelessness, well, I take them off my shelves.