Peter Leithart on Theology

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VictorBravo

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Wow, he's right! My concordance has no entry for "theology."

I did see entries for "meditate," "precepts," and even "doctrine" and a "study" in the context of the "word of truth." But no "theology."

So there. Just be sure to study, meditate, learn, and presumably discern and organize the precepts of Scripture and forget about this theology nonsense.
 

greenbaggins

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That's why you are supposed to read the King James version, where it says "Give heed to thy doctrine."
Sorry, Jacob. Even the KJV's "doctrine" doesn't cut it. The word has to be "theology" to satisfy Leithart. Words and ideas are the same thing with him.
 

Dachaser

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Wow, he's right! My concordance has no entry for "theology."

I did see entries for "meditate," "precepts," and even "doctrine" and a "study" in the context of the "word of truth." But no "theology."

So there. Just be sure to study, meditate, learn, and presumably discern and organize the precepts of Scripture and forget about this theology nonsense.
I cannot find Bible nor trinity in there either, so guess none of that exists, right?
 

Ask Mr. Religion

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Wow, he's right! My concordance has no entry for "theology."

I did see entries for "meditate," "precepts," and even "doctrine" and a "study" in the context of the "word of truth." But no "theology."

So there. Just be sure to study, meditate, learn, and presumably discern and organize the precepts of Scripture and forget about this theology nonsense.
Heh.

I tend to view my efforts as a theologian along the lines of something like a grammarian than like a scientist or a detective. Such theologians show us (from Scripture) how to think, and how not to think, about God, and thusly how to talk about Him. What we should say, and what we should not say. Such theologians do not control what we may say; they indicate the rules of intelligible speech.

For example, systematic theology is a fence that guards our exegesis from error. If our systematic theology actually comes from the organic unfolding progressive nature of Scripture, then it will not be a straight-jacket, but rather the fence that keeps the children from going out into the dangerous road.
 

BayouHuguenot

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Sorry, Jacob. Even the KJV's "doctrine" doesn't cut it. The word has to be "theology" to satisfy Leithart. Words and ideas are the same thing with him.
I know. I've just been reading the KJV lately. And I know Leithart would have rejected where I was coming from.
 
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