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"Two Theological Languages" by George Grant

Assertion and thesis: "...Philosophy and theology are faith seeking understanding", "Theology... is necessary so that men may not forget the truths of the past... [and] so they may purge the past of its errors."

i) Thoughtful theology is necessary to communicate with a culture of educated specialists.
ii) The Presbyterian and Methodist traditions provide no such thing.
iii) These failures, by various creeds, to provide a message of unifying meaning applicable as equally to doctors as to engineers as businesspersons, leaves open the door to the naturalist church of psychiatry and social science.
iv) Theology must be rethought and relieved with every generation, with every crisis in which the temporal confronts the eternal.
v) Action proceeds from theory or theoretical understandings of purpose.

    Regarding the two theological languages which he is interested in describing, one is the Platonic/Aristotelian, from which Grant predicates the thought that "Reason not only gives us the idea of the highest good, but makes us desire that good", and that "freedom, means the individual's acceptance, conscious and intelligence of what he most truly is."

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