What is the task of Christian Theology?
The past few posts on atheism have generated some good discussion. I deeply appreciate all who have participated in this discussion and I encourage any bystander to jump on in. I have to say that I am especially happy about the diversity of opinions posted and the respect with which people have engaged in dialogue.We have noted that much of the popular atheist literature does not take the time to engage theology. But why should atheists engage theology? I think in order to answer this we have to have some understanding of what theology is all about. What is the task of the theologian? Why does her work matter so much that we insist atheists listen?I’m going to point you to a wonderful little reflection on the task of theology by my friend, Halden at Inhabitatio Dei. I’d love to hear your responses and so would he.