Analytic Theology and Traditional Theology

An analytic approach to theology may not be the only approach worthy of consideration by the theologian. But it does provide a mode of doing theology that looks a lot like much traditional theology, and which may find in these historic resources a rich vein of ideas which can be mined, and already are being mined, by those interested in such theology and an analytic sensibility. In this way, Analytic Theology may also demonstrate its credentials as a theology of retrieval, using historic discussions of particular topics to resource contemporary reflection on particular doctrines. Such a prospect is a far cry from the ahistorical logic chopping with which some analytics have been charged. It offers a rich, variegated way of pursuing matters doctrinal that is historically sensitive, using methods adopted from analytics to fructify the theology of tomorrow with the ideas of the past. – Crisp (Expository Times)


Published by cwoznicki

Chris Woznicki is an Assistant Adjunct Professor of Theology at Fuller Theological Seminary. He works as the regional training associate for the Los Angeles region of Young Life.

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