Monday, June 2, 2008

Some late reading

It is now a decade since I took my final exams back at BBI and got my degree in theology, since then I have taken the time to actually read some of the books on the reading list properly, for example it was only after graduating that I found the time to read Antony Thiselton's "New Horizons in Hermeneutics" - it was something of a trawl but certainly worth it. Now I have decided to actually read rather than dip into Alister McGrath's "Introduction to Christian Theology".

At the moment I am reading the historical development of theology, and one thing that has become clear is that the most potent theological minds, such as Calvin, sought to make Scripture relevant to the context in which they found themselves. In one sense the Reformation was much like the Liberation Theology movement today - appealing directly to the foundational texts of Christianity in order to address their world.