Theology a "Response to the Word"

A couple of good quotes found in Iain Campbell's The Doctrine of Sin:

"[Theology is] not a response to the human situation or to human questions; it is a response to the Word of God, which demands a response because of its intrinsic nature"

-- Alister McGrath, Christian Theology: An Introduction


"[The] man who refuses to listen and to obey the Word acts not as a free man but as a slave, for there is no freedom except through God's Word . . . Theology responds to the Word which God has spoken, still speaks, and will speak again in the history of Jesus Christ which fulfills the history of Israel."

-- Karl Barth, Evangelical Theology: An Introduction

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Comments on "Theology a "Response to the Word"":
1. Kevin - 10/21/2004 3:51 pm CDT

Wow. Nice turn-about!

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