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Real World Theology: How to Think Theologically About Any Field of Study

Date recorded: 20 May 2018 | Speaker: Juha Ahvio | Event: ELF Academic Leaders Network
Topic: Theology
Real World Theology


This talk answers the question of why Christian scholars need to think theologically by considering the following: Biblical Christianity is based on the Truth, that is, God’s self-revelation of Himself through the Lord Jesus Christ and through the inerrant Scriptures. This theological concept of ‘the Truth’ involves also the attributes of unity and consistency. All thinkers have, and all kinds of thinking necessarily involve, some ultimate presuppositions which affect all our thoughts, interpretations, and actions. As Christian scholars of any discipline, we are obliged to ’bring every thought into captivity to the obedience of Christ’ and to reject epistemic idolatry. That is why we have to understand clearly our specifically Christian theological presuppositions and their consistent implications for various fields of thought.