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I don't know of anyone who made this formulation explicit. One example of where all four are present is in the Confessions of Augustine: Scripture: Confessions quotes from scripture extensively. Reason: Augustine describes at length the importance of Cicero and Plato in his conversion, and how even there he saw God's light through their reason. Experience: ...


Richard Hooker, a 16th Century Anglican Priest and one of the major architects of the early Church of England, said theology was derived from a combination of scripture, tradition, and reason. This has since become known as the "three-legged stool of Anglicanism." John Wesley was an Anglican Priest (and Methodism began as a movement within the Anglican ...

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