Vanhoozer on Theological Competence

Nothing major tonight.  Just a quote from Kevin Vanhoozer’s work The Drama of Doctrine regarding theological competence.

Theological competence is ultimately a matter of being able to make judgments that display the mind of Christ.

The reason why i love this definition is that, as Vanhoozer points out, competence “involves more than academic expertise.”  Vanhoozer certainly isn’t denying the importance of study, but doing theology well necessarily spills over into our lives.  If we aren’t “incarnational theologians,” then we are just pursuing a hobby.

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One response to “Vanhoozer on Theological Competence

  1. Good theology by its very nature is practical. If one’s theology is not practical, it is not good theology.

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