A Little Exercise for Young Theologians

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Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing, Oct 5, 1962 - Religion - 57 pages
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Introduction by Martin E. Marty

A veteran theologian and minister offers his wise counsel to beginners in the field on the difficulties of practicing theology in a church often skeptical of theological pursuit. Thielicke stresses the importance of maintaining one's spiritual health in the course of technical theological inquiry.
 

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User Review  - NGood - LibraryThing

This is a very short book detailing the dangers of theological study. Many of the thoughts are ones I have already had myself, but they were very good reminders and gave some reasons I had not already ... Read full review

Concise, understandable, potentially deflating

User Review  - Stephen - Christianbook.com

As someone young, new to the faith, and reading every book I can get my hands on, this short read brought me back down to earth. Helmut Thielke is very pointed at times, and does not waste time with ... Read full review

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Contents

i A Preliminary Understanding with the Reader
1
The Anxiety of the Ordinary Christian About Theology
3
Unhappy Experience with a Theologians HomeComing
6
The Theological Change of Voice
9
The Shock of Infatuation with Theological Concepts
13
Pathology of the Young Theologians Conceit
16
The Wisdom of the World As the Ally of Faith
21
The Instinct of the Children of God
25
The Lofty and Difficult Art of Dogmatics
27
The Hazard of the Aesthetic
31
The Study of Dogmatics with Prayer
33
Sacred Theology and Diabolical Theology
36
On Theological Work in High Altitudes
39
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(1908-1986) He was an internationally known theologian andpastor who served as professor of systematic theology atthe University of Hamburg in Germany.

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