Sarah Coakley on the Task of Theology

This quote was too good not to share, however it was too long for twitter…..

Here is what Sarah Coakley says about the task of theology:

Theology involves not merely the metaphysical task of adumbrating a vision of God, the world, and humanity, but simultaneously the epistemological task of cleansing, reordering, and redirecting the apparatuses of one’s own thinking, desiring, and seeing. (GSS 20)

In other words, theology’s task is not only to describe, its task is also to shape us. Theology is not simply information, theology is formation.

Published by cwoznicki

Christ Follower. PhD Student in Systematic Theology at Fuller Seminary. UCLA Philosophy Grad. Former college minister at The Church at Rocky Peak. I'm into theology, philosophy, the Gospels, culture, and mission.

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