Thursday 20 November 2008

‘Theology’ and ‘Doctrine’

I read this on the train into work this morning, was quite taken by it (even though much more needs to be said), wanted to clock it, and thought the blog was as good a way as any to do so…

Rick Ritchie is reviewing David F. Wells’ latest book, The Courage to Be Protestant: Truth-Lovers, Marketers, and Emergents in the Postmodern World (Nottingham: IVP, 2008), in Modern Reformation 17, 7 (2008), 52-53 (an issue devoted to ‘Evangelicalism’s Winter?’) and thinks (from days in seminary) he recalls Wells having a definition of theology where it was ‘a timely response to current questions’, in distinction from doctrine, which was ‘a timeless response to an age-old question’.

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