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Vox Theologiae

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Boldness and Humility in Public Theological Speech

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This article explores the sense in which Christian theology should speak in a manner befitting its nature and content: namely, with humility and boldness in equipoise. The article uses the term vox theologiae (the voice of theology) to do so. The article builds on the works of Herman Bavinck and Karl Barth and various earlier theological approaches to virtue and aesthetics, in order to understand the particulars of theology’s voice. As such, the article attempts to explain why theology gears its practitioner towards a form of public speech rooted in simultaneous daringness and modesty; in so doing, it enters public theology with a particular focus on the place of dogmatics (as a distinct theological discipline) in the public realm.

Affiliations: 1: New College, University of EdinburghJames.Eglinton@ed.ac.uk

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2015-02-03
2018-04-22

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