Concordia Theological Monthly

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revelation, scripture, christian, faith, lutheran, church, theology, dogmaticians, reformed, confessions, doctrine, inspiration

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Bible Study; Lecture; Sermon Prep


The Christian faith rests solidly on God's own revelation of Himself and of His will with respect to man. Divine revelation is an act of God, not subject as such to the correction of the philosopher. Divine revelation has, however, a human correlative, namely theology. Theology, as the word is here used, is the church's speaking and teaching about God and His will. It is not itself revelation, which is always God's activity, but the church's speaking and teaching based upon divine revelation and therefore subject to correction, where it may need correction, on the basis of divine revelation.


Religious Thought, Theology and Philosophy of Religion

Scripture References in this Resource (separated by semi-colons)

1 Timothy 6:16; Hebrews 1:1-2; Romans 1:19-20; Acts 17:22-30; Genesis 1:18-20; Genesis 2:16-17; Genesis 3:9-19; Genesis 12:1-3; Acts 3:25-26; Galatians 3:8; Amos 4:6-8; Genesis 12:4; Genesis 12:7; Genesis 13:14-18; Genesis 15:1-21; Genesis 12:10-16;

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Laity; Ministers; Scholars