The relevance of the study of Christian theology in the university and society today
Wolfe, Judith. (2022). The relevance of the study of Christian theology in the university and society today. International Journal of Public Theology. 16(3), pp. 263-270. https://doi.org/10.1163/15697320-20220049
[Extract] To ask the question of the relevance of Christian theology, we first have to ask what Christian theology is. At its simplest and widest, as Thomas Aquinas put it (or nearly), it is the study of God and all things in relation to God.1 In particular, it is the attempt to understand, probe and build on the basic Christian confession of one God in three persons, revealed in Jesus Christ, the incarnate Son.
This definition outlines a particular subject matter: theologians ask questions about the doctrine of God, the doctrine of Christ, the doctrine of salvation; they ask questions about the Scriptures in which their convictions are rooted, and other texts in which they are transmitted.
|Journal||International Journal of Public Theology|
|Journal citation||16 (3), pp. 263-270|
|Publisher||Brill Academic Publishers|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI)||https://doi.org/10.1163/15697320-20220049|
|Open access||Published as ‘gold’ (paid) open access|
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|Online||18 Oct 2022|
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|Deposited||16 Jun 2023|
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