The question of whether there is any justification for the discipline of theology is both an important and contentious one. There is a sharp disagreement amongst theologians with respect to the answer to this question. Some contend that experience, reason and good works play a more important role in the life of the church than theology. But there are still those who believe in the necessity and centrality of doctrine in the life of the church. It is the burden of this paper to demonstrate the ways in which the discipline of theology is of vital importance in every generation…
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The full question:
Is there any justification for the discipline of theology? If so, what did Moses, Jesus, and the Apostles teach about its principal aims and outcomes in the life and ministry of the church?
These books are ordered from the most useful to the least used resource in my research. There are a few journal articles and websites at times as well. (scroll down to the end for my essay on the topic)
The Gospel According to Moses: Theological and Ethical Reflections on the Book of Deuteronomy – Block, Daniel Isaac
Your Mind Matters: The Place of the Mind in the Christian Life – Stott, John R. W.
A New Systematic Theology of the Christian Faith – Reymond, Robert L.
Dictionary of Paul and His Letters – Hawthorne & Martin
Religion and Power: No Logos Without Mythos – Martin, David
Christian Theology – Erickson, Millard J.
Systematic Theology: An Introduction to Christian Belief – Frame, John M.