March 10, Three assumptions of sound theology Whether we admit it or not, all of our opinions and ideas are based on certain assumptions or presuppositions. These are basic principles through which we view what we read, what we study, how we think, etc. In fact, the basic assumptions guiding our study drastically affect how we read it and comprehend what we find in its pages.
What Kind of Book Is This? On Reading Charitably Enemies of Love: The Backstory of Theology Part 2: Theology and Tradition Believing Possible Things: Theology and Experience Epilogue: We live in a toxic age of ever-increasing polarization, where charitable discourse is too often the exception rather than the rule.
Anizor calls us to read others as charitably as we can before criticizing them as fairly as we can. This is just the tonic we need. How to Read Theology does not simply prescribe but also casts a vision and offers concrete guidance for anyone who wants to become the kind of person who can read theology well.
Anizor convincingly argues that the charitable reading is also the most intelligent reading. So take, read, and in reading learn how to read even better. Vanhoozerresearch professor of systematic theology, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School This much-needed book guides students to a careful reading of theology that is both charitable and critical in a time when, far too often, readings of theology lack both characteristics.
Anizor offers a guide replete with carefully chosen and diverse sources that will help readers understand how to read theology, a task that many times goes undiscussed in introductory courses. This book will be a vital resource for instructors, students, and general readers.
In a culture full of polarized thinking, characteristics such as nuance, fairness, and balance are as valuable as they are rare.Cult Mind Control.
Outline of a Cult Persuasion Process. Some cults promote a religious type of belief system. Others, such as so-called therapy cults, promote a secular type of belief system, based on quasi-scientific or quasi-psychological principles.
Overview. This handy, accessible introduction to reading theology helps readers engage doctrine critically and charitably. It serves as a primer to theological texts, offering practical guidelines for assessing theology and equipping the next generation of pastors and theologians to read theological literature wisely–even when they might disagree with it.
Our theological task is communal. It unfolds in conversations open to the experiences, insights, and traditions of all constituencies that make up United Methodism.
It unfolds in conversations open to the experiences, insights, and traditions of all constituencies that make up United Methodism. According to Barth, theology is a science “whose task is to apprehend, understand and speak of ‘God’.”2 There is no worldview, philosophy or religion that is not in some way also a theology.
Christians have seen many changes in approach to theology over the course of history. The Theological Task THE DIRECTOR’S PERSPECTIVE It is Dr. Grimstead’s understanding that, at this critical, urgent hour of history, God is calling the ICCP to “declare war on all heresy and false teachings within the evangelical Body of Christ worldwide”.
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