Thursday, May 24, 2007

THE STUDY OF THEOLOGY : from biblical interpretation to contemporary formulation
by Richard A. Muller
238 pages
Publisher: Zondervan Publishing Company (February 11, 1991)

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Richard Muller was Professor of Historical Theology at Fuller Theological Seminary when he wrote The Study of Theology. He is now P. J. Zondervan Professor of Historical Theology at Calvin Theological Seminary. He is a specialist in post-Reformation dogmatics, but has written on a wide variety of topics.

The book has four sections.
  • The Study of Theology: Issues and Problems discusses the fourfold curriculum as an interpretive structure for moving from exegesis to contemporary formulation.
  • The Theological Disciplines: Biblical and Historical Foundations offers an interpretive path through biblical/historical to contemporary formulation.
  • The Theological Disciplines: Contemporary Statement and Practice offers systematic theology as the methodological comprehension of contemporary and constructive disciplines.
  • The Unity of Theological Discourse suggests that the unity of theology includes objective disciplines and subjective involvement.
In this book, Muller intends...
  • "to discuss the interpretation or hermeneutical implications of the fourfold curriculum" (xi),
  • "to present a case for its structure" (xi),
  • "to argue the essential unity of the disciplines in their service to the church" (xi), and
  • to present a view of theology that respects tradition and integrates it into the contemporary context (xvi).
More later...(really)

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3 comments:

  1. Hello Laura,

    I find you reading list, and interests, very....interesting.

    It seems you have an interest in finding out what the Church is supposed to be...and recognize that what it is, is far from what it was....and not for the good, necessarily.
    Our whole life together in our Acts 2 and 4 communities,24/7/365 is a study in "emerging ecclessiology"....a restoration of the life of the earliest communities, to what they were before they "lost their first love".

    As studious as you are, I think you would find our website and freepapers very interesting reading...something different.

    The most different thing, of course, is what you read (if you choose to read it) is not mere theorizing...but is rather words that describe the life that we live on a daily basis...

    I hope you find what you read encouraging! Let me know what you think.

    Here is our website:

    www.TwelveTribes.org

    PS. Also, just for the fun of it, here are links to the most recent newspaper articles about us...one in
    the Washington Post, about our community in Hillsboro, Virginia; and one
    from the Sarasota Herald-Tribune, about our community in Arcadia, Florida,
    that also has a photo slideshow.

    The Sarasota Herald-Tribune article, The Path of Righteousness, is found at:
    http://www.heraldtribune.com/article/20070715/FEATURES/707150305

    The photo slideshow, "Following Yahshua", is found at:
    http://www.heraldtribune.com/article/20070715/FEATURES14/70713051/1060/NEWS

    The Washington Post article, "Neighborliness Grows on Them:
    Hillsboro Embraces Faith Group's Farm" is found at:
    http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/06/27/AR2007062702
    855.html

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  2. Sorry..."your reading list", not "you reading list".

    Sincerely,
    David

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  3. It seems the URL's got chopped off. I'll try once more...maybe they will come through.

    PS. Also, just for the fun of it, here are links to the most recent newspaper articles about us...one in
    the Washington Post, about our community in Hillsboro, Virginia; and one
    from the Sarasota Herald-Tribune, about our community in Arcadia, Florida,
    that also has a photo slideshow.

    The Sarasota Herald-Tribune
    article, The Path of Righteousness,
    is found at:
    http://www.heraldtribune.com/
    article/20070715/
    FEATURES/707150305

    The photo slideshow,
    "Following Yahshua",
    is found at:
    http://www.heraldtribune.com/
    article/20070715/FEATURES14/
    70713051/1060/NEWS

    The Washington Post article,
    "Neighborliness Grows on Them:
    Hillsboro Embraces Faith
    Group's Farm" is found at:
    http://www.washingtonpost.com/
    wp-dyn/content/article/2007/
    06/27/AR2007062702
    855.html

    ReplyDelete