Tuesday, May 17, 2011

What theological era are we in currently?

If I can compare it to anything, it would be that of the age of Medieval Scholasticism. Instead of reading and expositing the scriptures, theologians content themselves with the writings of Karl Barth or the modern church fathers (Bonhoeffer, Troeltsch, Yoder, Schleiermacher, Tillich etc...). Does anyone not see in this a stunning analogue to the days where the prime task of a theologian was to comment on Peter Lombard's Sentences?

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