Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2014

Publication Title

Irish Theological Quarterly

Volume

79

Abstract

This article aims to draw attention, first, to the need to explore the inner plurality of theological discourse, as such plural discourses serve to promote a certain dynamism and fullness within theology as a field, especially in relation to religious studies today. Second, such a potential fullness is reflected in the modern struggle to characterize the relationship between faith and reason. Comprehending the misunderstandings, often construed as an impasse between faith and reason, could foster new relations between scientific methods and theological imaginations. Third, understanding these tensions from a systematic theological perspective also entails a more precise analysis of the structural dynamics between theology and the Church. Our contention is that there must be a permanent, dynamic tension between theology and the institutional structures that are the Church in order for self-critical impulses to be maintained as well as for the individual’s life of faith to find its reason.

Issue

4

Publisher Name

Sage Publishing

Pages

366-380

Comments

Author Posting. © Colby Dickinson, 2014. This is the author's version of the work. It is posted here by permission of Sage Publishing for personal use, not for redistribution. The definitive version was published in Irish Theological Quarterly 2014, Vol. 79(4) 366–380. http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0021140014541373.

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