Pastoral Theology: Is it an Oxymoron?
AbstractThe tension between theory and practice is an issue that has challenged the church throughout the ages and explains the vexed question of biblical inspiration that confronted the Reformers. That question was whether or not to include the letter of James in the canon of Scripture, as the practical aspects of James’ ‘works’ appeared to contradict the strong ‘faith’ emphasis of Romans. The Reformation centred very much on the ‘faith’ as outlined in Romans in contrast to the perceived distortions of ‘works’ as practiced by the church at that time.4 It’s swing to the Pauline, and away from the Johannine, Lukan, and other New Testament literature, obscured the linkage between community practice and the theology which ordered the early Church.
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Simon, C. (2001). Pastoral Theology: Is it an Oxymoron?. Australasian Pentecostal Studies, (--). Retrieved from https://aps-journal.com/index.php/APS/article/view/31
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