Friday, 20 January 2012

Philosophy vs Theology

I want to do a few posts based on my reading of the book, "Bonhoeffer, Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy."

On his opinion of the difference between philosophy and theology:
For him, philosophy was man's search for truth apart from God. It was a type of... "religion," in which man himself tried to reach heaven or truth or God. But theology begins and ends with faith in Christ, who reveals himself to man; apart from such revelation there could be no such thing as truth. Thus the philosopher -- and the theologian who operates on a philosopher's assumptions -- chases his own tail and gazes at his own navel. He cannot break out of that cycle, but God, via revelation, can break in.
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