Friday, February 25, 2011

A conference and a quote...

So, I am planning to attend an upcoming conference at Syracuse University called "The Future of Continental Philosophy of Religion." I submitted a paper and they accepted it, so pray that I can get all the financial details worked out, because it is a great opportunity to meet with a lot of other theologians and philosophers who are working in similar areas. And, of course, it's always good to add a presentation at a conference to one's CV. :-) The title of my paper is "Philosophy, Theology, and the Narrative of Hope."

On a different note, here is a great quote from David Gouwens' book, "Kierkegaard as Religious Thinker":

"When it comes to 'understanding Christianity', a knowledge of the basic doctrines or teachings of the faith is a necessary, but not a sufficient, condition. The student of theology must be continually aware of the dangers of treating the increase in theological knowledge as an increase in faith."

A simple, but important reminder to those of us who spend much of our time increasing our theological knowledge...

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