Tuesday, October 21, 2008

ESV Study Bible | on Theology

Reading through the articles in the ESV Study Bible, I just came upon the following statement by Erik Thoennes (Talbot Theological Seminary, Biola University) in his article Biblical Doctrine: An Overview, sub-article titled "True Theology: Knowing and Loving God," which I thought to be appropriate to share here on TheoSource:
Knowledge without devotion is cold, dead orthodoxy. Devotion without knowledge is irrational instability. But true knowledge of God includes understanding everything from his perspective. Theology is learning to think God's thoughts after him. It is to learn what God loves and hates, and to see, hear, think, and act the way he does. Knowing how God thinks is the first step to becoming godly. (p. 2505)