Tuesday, April 26, 2005

The Theological Disciplines

"Systematics exists to...demonstrate the inner coherence of revelation, while the exegetical and historical disciplines have the perennial task of restraining the dogmatician from building literary babels."

That's beautifully said! The quote is from John R. Stephenson, p. 282 in the volume "All Theology is Christology: essays in honor of David P. Scaer."

4 comments:

wildboar said...

One word disproves that theory…Voelz.

wildboar said...
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Stuart Floyd said...

word #2: Bente

Josh Schneider said...

Come on you guys! You're spoiling my idealistic world! :) Just kidding. The description is what their PURPOSE and TASK is, not how said theologians step outside of their bounds ;)