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For a good definition of TheologyBut getting into chapter 4 after have defined Theology pretty thoroughly the authors begin defending against objections to Theology My favorite point they made was in the uestion well isn to Theology My favorite point they made was in answering the uestion well isn Theology stagnate We aren t discovering any truth from practicing Theology were just having ndless debates about it And the simple form of the answer is saying that progress is slow because it s cross generational progress We aren t going to see universal agreement because there are always going to be dissenters but there have clearly been paradigm shifts throughout history that show major improvements in how people think about God One obvious Rain (Paper Gods, example is the Reformation There are otherxamples in shifts in the mainstream thought of Christianity that he uses like the idea of God suffering but this is the asiest one to mention without going into detailAfter addressing these objections the authors get into some heavy and in my opinion interesting things The main point that the rest of the book revolves around is the idea that we cannot be 100% objective when we read scripture and do theology We always bring our cultural baggage and point of view to scripture ven if we think we are aware of both our culture and 1st century culture The book uses an analogy of a molecular model as being the same as a theological idea They are models meant to give a good picture of the reality but they can never fully grasp the The Replacement Wife exact nature of the reality A model of a molecule is never as natural or complex as the actual thing In the same way the doctrine of the Trinity can never fully represent God in his true form because it is just a model meant to help us understand what the Bible is telling us about God All we know about God is that He is Three in One Triune But as soon as we use metaphors and analogies we actually lose something in our increase of understanding Theology is still necessary because it allows us toxpress truths in our current age but we must never forget that our reason is finite and limited uneuipped to understand the complex and infinite nature of GodAnother thing I really liked about this book is the discussion of what tools we use when doing theology One would say the Bible of course But I like how these authors allow for nuance than that Of course the Bible is our standard and authority but we should also let Church history and our contemporary culture influence how we do theology Church history because there are already theological frameworks that have been built very good ones at that and culture because we need to take timeless truths and make them relevant to current culture and Damned (Witch Hunt eventsThere is one thing I thought was missing from the book The goal of Theology in my opinion is to know God better in order to do as the creed says The chiefnd of man is to glorify God and The Bluebird Bet (Welcome to Tall Pines enjoy him forever I felt like this aspect was almost completely missing from the book He dances around this idea but I don t feel like hever hammered home the point that we study and teach theology to simply know God love Him and glorify Him I wish he would have had a chapter titled something like Theology and the Glory of God or something along those lines That is pretty much the only complaint I have with this book Hot-Blooded Italians even if it is a rather large complaintThese are the main things that really stuck out to me in the book but there is a lot information that I haven t mentioned If you have reservations about the word theology this may be a good book for you If you already like theology it may give you a second opinion on what you are actually trying to accomplish in your study of theology I ve been reading theology for many years already but this book still gave me many new things to contemplate Have fun In Who Needs Theology An Invitation Rch In this short introduction Stanley Grenz and Roger Olson two theologians who care deeply about the witness of ordinary Christians and the ministry of the church show what theology is what tools theology uses whyvery believer advanced degrees or not is a the. 4 stars only because it Was A Little Redundant At a little redundant at and dated But a great intro text Helped put words to a lot of my thoughts on the subject A solid introductory textbook on Theology which suffers from a bit of redundancy and WAY too many references to the Peanuts comic strips I want to say this is nigh on necessary for anyone looking to begin an intentional Theological journey Grounding and challenging yet understandable and dare I say Mlynowski Teen Thriller even relatable This is anxcellent first step This book was a great read If you have an interest in theology then this does a great job at Reggie explaining the basics and making a clearmphasis that the goal of theology is not to just gain knowledge but to grow deeper in relationship with the Lord This is an older book so the references are a bit outdated but many of the concepts still hold up today A solid clear introduction to what is theology why we are all theologians and how to construct theology and apply it to our lives Grenz and Olson write in simple language that is Switchback easy to understand This is anasy to read book that I recommend to anyone wondering what is theology and how it is relevant to all of our lives Excellent invitation to why very Christian should in theology although they already are whenever they ask and seek to discover life s ultimate uestions Olson define and defend theology discuss theology s task s and tradition the tools reuired how theology should be constructed and the purpose of theology to bring theology to life in our livesFor anyone who has a negative attitude towards theology who find it destructive to the spiritual life just plain boring or too complicated to be involved in or just is a new believer finding an interest in the Christian doctrine this short only 150 pages and asy read is for you it s a great place to start on the road studying the Bible My review is partially influenced by the fact that I read it for a class and the lectures for this module seemed to cover Belonging (Temptation, exactly the same ground as most of the book Even taken on its own the first six chapters of the book seemed uite redundant and honestly rather uninspiring However I reallynjoyed the last three chapters I liked the idea of the integrative motif from chapter 7 while chapter 8 discusses the absorption of theology into life so that beliefs and actions align Chapter 9 presents practical steps for starting a journey of personal theological study which looks If Im Found (If I Run excellent to me I appreciated themphasis in that list of steps not only on CaddyGirls exploring the Bible and theology but on analyzing one s own beliefs and distinguishing between those one would die for and those one would merely argue for My rating then is an average between the chapters that weren t my favorite and those I really liked Theology is a word that creates a surge ofxcitement in the minds of some such as me while striking fear or Assignment even ambivalence for many others After all is not theology something for pastors and academics toxplore and for the believer to sit in t In general this was a really informative read I m just about to start my seminary ducation this semester and I feel like it was good to ask the uestions What is Theology And why study it Is it important And other related uestionsChapters 1 3 were somewhat boring but that s because they had to build from the most basic points in order to answer some of these uestions The authors define Theology with a wordy definition but it s definitely accurate My to answer some of these uestions The authors define Theology with a wordy definition but it s definitely accurate My of their definition would be something like Theology is the study of who God is and what He has done and how that relates to us in our current age with the goal of glorifying God by representing Him well in all that we think say and do My definition is pretty wordy too but I think it would satisfy these authors criteria. To many Christians theology is something alien overly intellectual and wholly unappealing Even seminary students are known to balk at the prospect of a course on theology Yet theology most simply the knowledge of God is ssential to the life and health of the chu. ,


O the Study of God 1996 Stanley J Grenz and Roger E Olson advocate for practicing theology by non theologians Grenz and Olson both professional theologians No Respect explain theology in an accessible way to convince their readers of the benefits of theological knowledge and practice The authors alsoncourage The Spirituality Revolution everyone tombark on a theological journey In doing so they address common misconceptions about theology and answer popular Christian arguments against it Distinguishing between five types of theology the authors make a case for practicing theology on different levels Above all this introductory text defines and defends theology while offering a glimpse into its historical Development And Elaborating On The Possible Tools To Bring It and laborating on the possible TOOLS TO BRING IT LIFEIF THERE to bring it lifeIf there an underlying premise that is foundational to the ntire narrative advanced by Grenz and Olson it is that theology is practiced by veryone p 2 The authors start with defining theology in a very broad way as any pondering upon big uestions of life that in one way or another are related to God p 2 Christian theology is therefore pondering upon uestions related to God practiced by Christians as Christians The definition used intentionally blurs the line between theology practiced by ordinary Christians and professional theologians For Grenz and Olson the difference between the former and the latter is of degree not kind Any reasoning about For Grenz and Olson the difference between the former and the latter is of degree not kind Any reasoning about is theology regardless of the level of sophistication and tools used Theology defined as reasoning about God practiced by Christians as Christians underscores the intentionality of such a pursuit it aims for understanding one s faithAlthough veryone is Designing with Web Standards engaged in theology theological inuiries vary in type and uality In its most basic form theology can be good or bad For Grenz and Olson bad theology is unreflective and unwilling to learn Good theology on the other hand is articulate and self aware It goes beyond blind recital and can situate itself within the body of knowledge and interpretation In addition good theology does not let intellectual rigour break the connection between theology and faith In a nuanced description the authors present the variety of theologies along the spectrum distinguishing between five types 1 folk theology 2 lay theology 3 ministerial theology 4 professional theology and 5 academic theology p 16 Besides deriving their names from different types of practitioners the types along the continuum can be said toncapsulate different degrees of interaction between faith and reason Folk theology is pure blind faith and academic theology is sterile reason devoid of faith The authors reject these two types as undesirable while Sadies Surrender (Oyster Harbor, embracing the median types where the interplay between faith and reason is alive and vibrantIn Chapter 3 the authors move away from a broad definition of theology and describe theology in a narrow sense ie as a formal discipline In this sense theology takes different specific formsg theology proper anthropology Christology pneumatology Structure Of The Nucleus ecclesiology andschatology Theology as a discipline is two pronged First it grounds Christian living p 31 The value of theology is therefore in improving our understanding of the gospel p 33 It is through theology that our faith develops contextual understanding it can relate to and comes to life Knowledge of theology is highly practical Professional theologians have described abstract notions in minute details because they have relevance to Christian life once their conseuences are considered Second theology pleases God The authors maintain that theology cannot be purely antropocentric and must be God centered p 36 Theology is a biblically grounded way of practicing discipleship on a cognitive level Grounding Christian living and pleasing God are not a by product of theology but an First Anthology ess. Ologian and how the theologicalnterprise can be productive and satisfying Their clear asily understood book is ideal for students church study groups and individual Christians who want to strengthen understanding belief and commitment by coming to know God ful. ,

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