Reason #1 If we did not do theology we would lapse into God-forgetfulness, such a period as our present culture seems to be in. Theology reminds us of our source and the source of all that is. Remembrance of God as source is the essence of theology.
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Reason #2 Because theology keeps you mindful of the constant need to distinguish God from your own being and vice versa. Theology becomes philosophy when it forgets this distinction.
Reason #3. Philosophy Needs Theology Why do we need theology when we already have philosophy? Precisely the reason we need theology! Theology, at a minimum, is a constant reminder to human wisdom that a transcendent judgment stands over all human attempts to arrive at God through pure human sapentia alone. God’s wisdom stands over against […]
Reason #4. Simply put, neither science nor philosophy can supply all the answers to some of life’s most perplexing questions. Where did we come from? Why are we here? and whither are we going? Where they draw a blank on these questions theology comes in with solid answers that give hope and explain an otherwise […]
Reason #5. The fact is, much of what remains of western culture can be traced back to the philosophical and theological roots of the early Church and its encounter with Greeco-Roman culture. To not know the theological aspect of what has been the predominant source of culture is to be only half educated in respect […]
Reason #6. Simply put, liturgy lives from its theology and dies for lack of it. With out a solid grounding in theology those who perform and participate in the church’s worship neither are capable of bringing the church fully into the presence of God, nor make participants fully realize the eternal weight of Glory that […]
Reason #7. Evangelism: Properly understood and carefully learned theology enables you to be more articulate when expressing your faith. The scriptures tell us to ‘always be ready to give a reason for our faith.’ In the long run theology is precisely this; I believe Christ is my savior because… . It is critical to be […]
Reason #8. Theology has great potential as a teaching tool for the church. In fact the whole concept of systematic theology was not just about trying to describe the whole of reality in systematic terms but about the orderly catechesis of the faithful. As a teaching tool it enables you to think more clearly about […]
Reason #9. You need theology because, lets face it, we all talk about God at some point in time. Wouldn’t you want to speak about God intelligently, with at least a basic idea of who, and what we are talking about? We are all theologians of sorts, why not be an informed one? Even atheists […]
Reason #10. Theology used to be known as the “queen of the Sciences” and, while the claim is no longer considered valid, it is a fact that it has contributed significantly to how we attain knowledge today. The modern university, for instance, was conceived by and in the study of theology.