2 edition of Doing theology in todays world found in the catalog.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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The Tradition known and lived by the Fathers was multi-faceted and pulsing with life, as can be seen from the plurality of liturgical families and of spiritual and exegetical-theological traditions e.
All over the world, many people have written down and tried to understand varied sets of principles, morals, rituals, and beliefs that try to explain the purpose of the universe, life, and how to live it in light of a superhuman entity or entities.
In the next section, evangelical Protestant scholars explain the distinctives of their particular tradition's approach in doing theology. Unfortunately for her, the effect goes both ways. Political upheavals in the Middle East or drought in China, for example, have immediate and tremendous impact on other economies and cultures around the globe. Led by the Spirit and utilising all the resources of their intelligence, they strive to assimilate the intelligible content of the Word of God, so that it may become light and nourishment for their faith.
We have reason to hope that these new and incredible revelations of physics and biological schiences, which in truth cause us to be uncertain as well as awed about scientific knowledge and discovery, are friendly to that Magnum Mysterium we call God and His creation. To speak up against poverty, slavery, intolerance is not new to the Church.
Expanding scientific knowledge raises the question of atheism all over again. Faith is professed within the koinonia of the Holy Spirit cf. Both aspects Doing theology in todays world together inseparably, since trust is adhesion to a message with intelligible content, and confession cannot be reduced to mere lip service, it must come from the heart.
This is quite different from someone saying that they know about God. Neither is a means to the other, or even a manifestation of the other. It is important to know not just the loci but also their relative weight and the relationship between them. The suspicion is that systematic theology as classically done absolutizes the relative, formalizes the ineffable, claims to know the unknowable, canonizes the imaginary, ossifies the transient, and misses what is really real and authentically spiritual.
Divisive Another criticism about theology is that dogma is divisive.
At Vatican II, most theologians came from Europe and North America.
An insufficiently critical use of the knowledge or methods of other sciences is likely to distort and fragment the work of theology.