I first encountered the Quadrilateral when I was a Community Organizer hosting a few seminarians for Seminary Summer. One was a Methodist, from which I learned an awful lot. It is best seen,
For some, it is the method to interpret Scripture. Scott McKnight uses it in the recent Old Earth debates with Al Mohler. I wonder if this would prohibit modern scholarship or aid it in setting wrong interpretations and understandings right. Anytime you deal with Tradition, you take a chance that it becoming unquestionable.
And is experience the best method of exploration of the Christian doctrine? Can’t the Charismatics claim the same thing?
But, then again, this is why Reason is there, in order to inform the rest, I reckon. Through Reason we can correct poor interpretations, bad Tradition and keep emotional outbursts from dictating Doctrine.