By David K. Clark
It is the activity of all believers, not only theologians, to serve God through discerning what's real in regards to the an important problems with lifestyles. Our activity is to benefit extra approximately God. Our privilege is to like God passionately with our minds. basically then, non secular existence should have theology as one in all its components, yet this, on its own, won't warrantly a colourful non secular lifestyles. quite, evangelicals needs to hyperlink a theological event and an experiential theology. understanding and loving God are either necessary.
David Clark explains how evangelical systematic theology is established and the way this self-discipline assists believers in figuring out God extra absolutely and worshipping him extra thoroughly. to take action, he makes use of concepts of analytical philosophy to bare the character, reasons, equipment, and bounds of evangelical systematic theology. He makes an attempt to talk either to and for evangelicals, with the objective of unveiling how a cheap, articulate, and credible evangelical theology can proceed.
Other questions are raised whereas attempting to outline evangelical systematic theology: Is systematic theology a valid highbrow firm? How does theology construct upon the lessons of the Bible? How can evangelical theologians in several cultures help one another? How does theology give a contribution to reworking society? What does the lifestyles of different religions suggest for evangelical theology? How does systematic theology relate to different highbrow disciplines? How does it hook up with the lifetime of the church? What are the needs and the ultimate target of systematic theology? The solutions to those questions aren't results in themselves, yet help believers achieve the target of understanding and loving God.
Asserting that evangelical systematic theology is the technology wherein evangelical believers research of God, Clark claims that the insights of it seems that contradictory viewpoints can and may be drawn jointly. He works earlier the fake dilemmas, imprecision, overstatement, inferences, and generalizations that frequently cloud theological dialogue and arrives at transparent definitions, distinctive differences, cautious research, and modest conclusions.
Clark argues that evangelical systematic theology is rooted within the Bible and occupied with Christ. strong theology presents imaginative and prescient, fosters knowledge, and nurtures covenantal dating with God. reliable theology results in figuring out and loving God.
Part of the Foundations of Evangelical Theology series.
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To Know and Love God: Method for Theology by David K. Clark