The historical context of theology

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Blogger James McGrath uses the example of the Noah story to make the point that theology, including the theology that informs the writings in the Bible itself, emerges out of a historical context. He writes:

In the end, the story of Noah reminds us that we think about theology in historical contexts, with limited human reason, in partial and piecemeal ways. Its challenge to us is that any language that we today use about God will look as inadequate and perhaps even as horrific to future generations of humans, as that in the Noah story does to us.

2 comments:

WES ELLIS said...

But the poetry of it all will live forever. Great quote.

SocietyVs said...

I actually like the horrificness of the Noah story - it shows a human being maistakes and all.