Monday, March 26, 2007

Forthcoming Blog Series from Helm

Paul Helm writes on his blog:

I hope in future to begin a series of short discussions on themes and topics in theology on which, it seems to me, philosophy can be of some assistance. These will be headed ‘Analysis’, after the philosophy journal of that name, which is devoted to publishing short discussions.

The first three or four (perhaps more) will be on the general theme:

Systematic Theology: Since It Isn’t Broken, We Ought Not To Try To Fix It.

One increasingly meets basic misunderstandings about Reformed systematic theology: of what it is, what it attempts to do, what its limits are, and where its abiding value lies. Proposals that are made for developing new methods in systematic theology would often amount to changing its entire character while retaining the name. These brief discussions will attempt to highlight misunderstandings and to allay some fears. This this is how I hope it’ll go:

• Analysis 1 - What definitions do and don’t do, April.

• Analysis 2 - Propositions and Speech Acts, May.

• Analysis 3 - Biblical and Systematic Theology, June.