Monday, August 27, 2007

Theology for everyday practices

[S]ince Christian beliefs coexist with a host of other beliefs about the world--from claims about the future of the universe to theories about hte kinds of work neurons do in human brains--the question of the relationship of Christian beliefs to all these other beliefs must also posed. Theology must pursue the question of trite and must do so in conjunction with, and not in isolation from, other disciplines. In a word, because Christians beliefs relate to everyday practices as a fitted set of beliefs with a claim to express truth about God and God's relation to the world, theologians must be concerned with more than just how beliefs relate to everyday practices--and must be so concerned precisely for the sake of everyday practices.

Miroslav Volf, Practicing Theology, pp 261-2

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