What Then Is Theology?
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What Then Is Theology?

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What Then Is Theology? Throughout the life-time of the life-time of the Body of Christ, Christians have typically identified theology, a theoretical enterprise, wirth the everyday non-theoretical language of the bible. Enthrealled with the idea that as the Logos of the Greek philosophers provided an "intelligent... principle of the universe", so too, the first verse of the Gospel of John similarly provides Christians with a rational entree to the mind of God and his creation. With such a view the Bible easily becomes a textbook regarding the real nature of everything. Hence it is assumed in many orthodox circels that it is the task of theology to provide the systematic organization of the "logical" propositions of the Bible.

Ouweneel asks, Is theology really the same as "Bible Study," or the "study of Christian doctrine"? Is theology "science"? And if so, what does this involve? How can you distinguish between scientific and non-scientific-or even unscientific-theology? If the Apostles Peter, John and Paul were indeed "theolgians," were they scientific, non-scientific or unscientific theologians? Does it matter whether theology is "scientific" or not?

All these questions and many more evoked by these questions are investigated in this challenging and ground-breaking work by the Dutch theologian Willem J Ouweneel.


Format: Paperback
Page Count: 242
ISBN-13: 978-0-88815-224-4
Size: 15.2 x 0.88 x 22.9 cm
Published: 2014

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