The Problem with Doctrines as Freestanding Assertions

Doctrine needs to be an answer to a question that arises and presses for an answer. Where it fails to do so, it begins to address freestanding problems and loses connection with its own life context.1 The Trouble with Doctrine as Freestanding Assertion Belief is “inextricably embodied in patterns of habit, commitment, and action, which […]

Questions as the Core of Scholarship

In his essay on “The Universality of the Hermeneutical Problem,” H.-G. Gadamer reflects, It is imagination … that is the decisive function of the scholar. Imagination naturally has a hermeneutical function and serves the sense for what is questionable. It serves the ability to expose real, productive questions, something in which, generally speaking, only he […]