Revealed theology


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theology which is to be learned only from revelation.

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The oft-rehearsed, seldom-contested story of Aquinas's account of sacra doctrina has him holding that revealed theology counts as a demonstrative science, along Aristotelian lines, because it is subaltern to God's self-knowledge.
Revealed theology was clearly needed to establish the central doctrines of Christianity, such as the Trinity and Christ's role as redeemer of man for his sins.
He therefore tends not to reflect extensively on revealed theology in the way that, say, the American natural-law theorist Jean Porter does.
By the traditional doctrine of the analogy of being, Night Thoughts relates revelation to reason: negative (transcendental) revealed theology paradoxically balances the positive (incarnational) revealed and natural theology of the idea of progress in patristic and scholastic tradition.
Therefore, natural theology is understood in contrast to revealed theology.
Aquinas develops his rationally grounded metaphysics as a servant of his revealed theology.
However, a debate regarding analogia fidei and analogia entis, or revealed theology and natural theology, has remained complicated in Barth's theological framework, calling for precision, clarification, and conceptual clarity.
Because they think more seriously than most undergraduates about the highest things, the seminarians make above-average philosophy students; but the rationale for their study is that philosophy will prepare them for an even higher study, namely, revealed theology.
He did not adhere to a revealed theology based on church or Bible.
Here Augustine certainly stands out from the tradition, which almost always regards the trinitarian aspect of God as the exclusive province of revealed theology.
He has four centers of interest: social ethics; ecclesiastical affairs; resistance theory (the Second Treatise is treated primarily in this connection, and a dating of 1682 or 1683 suggested); and revealed theology, primarily in relation to Socinianism.
But perhaps we can see more clearly after studying Barth's rejection of the natural theology of the Fathers that it is impossible at the present time to offer a credible, exclusively biblical, revealed theology, even as normative for Christians, unless one is to some considerable extent a fundamentalist about the biblical text.