Peter Leithart on Theology

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  1. yeutter

    yeutter Puritan Board Senior

  2. VictorBravo

    VictorBravo Administrator Staff Member

    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.
     
  3. Gforce9

    Gforce9 Puritan Board Junior

    Well......if Mr. Leithart says it, it must be true.....
     
  4. BayouHuguenot

    BayouHuguenot Puritan Board Doctor

    That's why you are supposed to read the King James version, where it says "Give heed to thy doctrine."
     
  5. greenbaggins

    greenbaggins Administrator Staff Member

    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.
     
  6. Dachaser

    Dachaser Puritan Board Doctor

    I cannot find Bible nor trinity in there either, so guess none of that exists, right?
     
  7. Ask Mr. Religion

    Ask Mr. Religion Flatly Unflappable

    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.
     
  8. Ask Mr. Religion

    Ask Mr. Religion Flatly Unflappable

    Indeed.
     
  9. BayouHuguenot

    BayouHuguenot Puritan Board Doctor

    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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