Should the Church Teach Tithing?
A Theologian's Conclusions about a Taboo Doctrine
Russell Earl Kelly, PHD

LIST OF TITHING OPPONENTS THROUGHOUT HISTORY

WE ARE NOT ALONE: VERY STRONG SUPPORT FOR THE NO-TITHE POSITION

 

Major authors, theologians and historians who have opposed tithing. Corrections and additions are welcome. E-mail me at russell-kelly@att.net

 

ANGLICAN/EPISCOPAL:

Edersheim, Alfred (d1889)

 

APOSTOLIC

Apostle James W. Winfree Ministries

 

ASSEMBLY OF GOD:

Fee, Gordon, prolific author

Stuart, Douglas, author with Fee ??

 

CONGREGATIONAL:

C. I. Scofield (d1921)

 

DISCIPLES OF CHRIST:

Thompson, Rhodes, author

 

INDEPENDENT BAPTIST THEOLOGY:

Billy Graham Evangelistic Association (See SBC section)

See http://www.billygraham.org/LFA_Article.asp?ArticleID=28

Blomberg, Craig, Denver Seminary

 

Bromiley, Geoffrey W., Fuller Theological Seminary

Chafer, Lewis Sperry, Dallas Theological Seminary

DALLS THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY

Elwell, Walter A., Wheaton College

Epp,Theodore H., founder Back to the Bible (d1985)

Gary Friesen, former Dean of Multinomah College

Harrison, Everett F., Fuller Theolical Seminary

Henry, Carl F., Fuller Theological Seminary

Klein, William W., author with Blomberg

MacArthur, John, Masters Seminary

MASTER’S SEMINARY, John MacArthur

Morgan, G. Campbell, followed of Spurgeon

McGee, J Vernon (former Presbyterian) 

Pfeiffer, Charles, author Wycliffe

Roach, Mal, scofieldprophecystudies.org

Ryrie, Charles C., Dallas Theological Seminary

Strickland, Wayne, Multnomah Collete and Sminary

Swindoll, Charles, Dallas Theological Seminary

TALBOT BIBLE COLLEGE

Unger, Merrill F., Dallas Theological Seminary

Walvoord, John F., Dallas Theological Semnary

WHEATON BIBLE COLLEGE

Zodhiates, Spiros, prolific author

 

LUTHERAN:

Lenski, R. C. H., Wisconsin Synod; top historian

Luther, Martin, famous reformationist

Qualben Lars P., historian

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Snyder, Rev. Walter, Emma, Missouri http://xrysostom.blogspot.com/2006/11/how-should-i-tithe.html

http://xrysostom.blogspot.com/2009/05/designating-ones-tithe.html

 

 

PRESBYTERIAN/REFOFMED:

Bruce, F. F., famous author (D1990)

Coogan, Michael D., author with Metzger, Oxford

Kaiser, Walter C. Jr., prolific author (denom.?)

Kennedy, James, TV and author (partlially agrees)

Lang, J Stephen, prolific author

Metzger, Bruce M., prolific author; Oxford

Owen, John http://www.tithing-russkelly.com/id191.html

Schaff, Phillip, historian, German Reformed (D1893)

Schreiner, Thomas R, SBTS, Louisville

Silva, Moises, author with Kaiser (denom. ?)

 

ROMAN CATHOLIC:

Aquinas,Thomas (mostly agrees)

Catholic Dictionary, online 1912

Eggenberger, New Catholic Encyclopedia

 

SOUTHERN BAPTIST:

Baker, Robert A., chief SBC historian

Beck, David, SEBTS, NC

Black, David Alan, SEBTS, NC

Bush, L. Russ, SEBTS, NC

*Croteau, David, PHD, Columbia Theoloogical Seminary

Dana, H. E. SBC historian

Jones, David W, SEBTS, NC

Kostenberger, Andreas, SEBTS, NC

Schreiner, Thomas, SBC Louisville

Woodbrige, Russell S, SEBTS, NC

 

*Dr. David Croteau

http://www.tithing-russkelly.com/id178.html

http://www.richlandcreek.com/Brochures/Part%201-Handout%20&%20Answer%20Key.pdf.  His blog is www.slaveoftheword.com  

Christus Victor Ministries, St Paul, Minnesota megachurch - Greg Boyd

Greg Boyd is a former atheist who surrendered his life to Christ in 1974.  He graduated with honors from Yale Divinity School and Princeton Theological Seminary.  Greg was a professor of theology for 16 years at Bethel University and is the founder and senior pastor of Woodland Hills Church, an evangelical megachurch in St. Paul, MN.

 

BOOKS BY SOUTHERN BAPTISTS:

Croteau, David, You Mean I Don't Have to Tithe?

Croteau, David, Perspectives onTithing, Four Views

Schjreiner, TDhomas, 40 Things +++++

Woodbridge, Russell S and Jones, David W, Health, Wealth adn Happiness