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What is Theology?

The sources of discussion/language about God.

What then is theology? What do you think of when you hear the word?

Etymologically it is the study of God, and if we confined ourselves to that original meaning then the stereotypical derision of it as not a ‘proper’ discipline would be quite understandable. After all, there isn’t any way that we could study God like a pharmacist studies chemicals, and as a result it is often supposed that theology is all made up opinions. Theology cannot be straightforward and descriptive because religion is inexorably mysterious- God is fundamentally ‘other’ and cannot be adequately described in human language. (more…)

Thought for the Week 22/10/2010

From Sabine Schwartz, Catholic Chaplain:

There are probably few communities that are more fluid and changeable than a university chaplaincy: every year around this time, we are beginning afresh as a new community. and as a chaplain, I tend to ask myself, ‘What will it be like this year?’ (more…)

Thought for the Week 10/10/2011

From Sabine Schwartz, Catholic Chaplain:

For many of us studying and working at the University, life seems to be marked by the rhythms of the academic year, and also by many goodbyes and welcomes. (more…)

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