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Does Theology Begin With An Inner Experience?

Discussion in 'Religious Debates' started by Lightkeeper, Mar 26, 2005.

  1. Lightkeeper

    Lightkeeper Well-Known Member

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    What do you think? Did all of the ancient Gods spring from inner experiences?
     
  2. Master Vigil

    Master Vigil Well-Known Member

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    Indeed. It was our inner experience of trying to understand out environment that gods were created.
     
  3. Pah

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    Exactly!!! And that's not theology
     
  6. Lightkeeper

    Lightkeeper Well-Known Member

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    Here is one of many websites on Ancient Greek Theology.
    http://www.petra.gr/Theology/

    Here is a definition of theology:

    Theology, is the systematic study of God and His divinity, the science concerning God ... the study and analysis and knowledge that treats of God and of God's attributes and relations to the universe, like creation, providence, salvation... yes, and it lies in the very essence of theology to be the doctrine not only of God and of faith, but also of religion. It is this triple function which gave rise to the old adage of the School: Theology teaches of God, is taught by God, and leads to God.
     
  7. painted wolf

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    well, my faith is certenly centered on personal experience, and it is quite old :D

    But I'm pretty sure that like lots of power systems there were those who abused it for power and statecraft. We havent changed all that much since the 'old days'. ;)

    wa:do
     
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