From: Howard J. Van Till (email@example.com)
Date: Fri Sep 05 2003 - 08:35:08 EDT
>From: "Terry M. Gray" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> I think that Christian theologizing is
> profoundly and absolutely dependent on the Biblical text (even if it
> leads to antinomies, apparent contradictions, and apparent
I accept that as _your_ definition of "Christian theologizing." Various
concepts regarding the character and degree of that dependence do, however,
lead to a remarkable diversity of Christian theologies.
> That, if anything, is the meaning of the authority and
> sufficiency of scripture.
Adding the concept of "authority and sufficiency" serves to select a subset
of the theologies acknowledged in my comment above. Your theology is in that
> Show me from a Biblical text argument that my theology
> is wrong and I will change my theology (at least I hope so).
I believe you.
> Theology that goes beyond the Bible is mere speculation.
Show me a theology that does not contain any speculative elements that go
beyond what is explicitly stated in the canon. :)
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