Mark S. Krause
Dean of the College
Professor of Bible and Theology
Puget Sound Christian College
Walter Scott was enormously successful as an evangelist in the first half of the nineteenth century because of his development of a simple presentation of the gospel that came to be known as the Five-Finger Exercise. This study will examine the underlying Enlightenment assumptions that the Exercise employs and explore its viability for the postmodern milieu of the twenty-first century. In particular, the study will question the Exercises dependence upon sequentialism and rationalism.