The following is adapted by Keith Whitfield from “Theological Method: An Introduction to the Task of Theology,” by Bruce R. Ashford and Keith Whitfield in A Theology for the Church, Revised Edition (B&H Academic, 2014).
In our previous two posts, we asked the question, What does the Bible have to say about the nature and function of Christian theology and how theology should be conceived? We asserted three answers to this question, the first being that Scripture anticipates the task of theology. The second answer tells us that the Bible’s grand narrative provides the framework for Christian theology. Finally, in this post, we assert that Scripture provides the trajectory for the theological task.
There are eight biblical paradigms that provide a trajectory for the theological task. [Read more…]