Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Theologian and the Philosopher

The distinctive difference between a theologian and a philosopher is that the theologian understands himself to be a representative speaker of the Christian community. A theologian is responsible for what is taught or spoken in behalf of the Church. A theologian's confessions must be based on the understanding of what his studies produce from the religious writings.

A philosopher is free in his study, for he is not bound to a set of religious writings, and professor of an authority for them.

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