Week 5 – Fuellenbach Chp. 4 Part I

In discussing this aspect of the church & Kingdom and their connection (as the same, different, or as a non-identity), I was struck by two things.  The first was the manner with which Fuellenbach founds his thoughts:  by the instruments of the Pope, the Vatican, and of the documents of the Catholic faith.  Perhaps as a vocational minister for the Roman Catholic church he is aware of the theological underpinnings and narrative that make up the traditional stance of Rome.  However, I was disappointed that most of his references come from the theologians/scholars, priests, and lay leaders of the faith, with few references to the Scriptures as the manner with which they believe their stance to be faithful.  I want to give him the benefit of the doubt; perhaps I should assume that his work is founded on those who’ve done the work, but did not offer the quotations with Scriptural reference.  (See Chp. 4 Part II for the rest…)

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~ by Brian Shope on October 25, 2007.

One Response to “Week 5 – Fuellenbach Chp. 4 Part I”

  1. Yeah, this is a good point. You will find this a lot in theological texts to be honest, I think that it is often done in assuming something of the reader — that you know the Scriptures. Or, it can be as sometimes is my excuse, you know who it is I am drawing on, and their trustworthiness, and thus it’s once removed but still biblical. But even still, theologians should show that they have read and understood the scriptures as well.

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