Topics: Theology, Religion, Philosophy Pages: 3 (377 words) Published: January 26, 2014
How do we know?

How do we know?
Language of revelation
Unveiling/disclosure of something previously hidden
Has a gift like quality
Meaning of revelation in Christian theology
God’s self disclosure (as opposed to transference of knowledge) in
History of the people of Israel
Person of Jesus Christ
Particular events and people
Personal appropriation
It is always disturbing
revelation is meant to open us up to new possibilities and sets the human free
Revelation and the Human Being
how do we know
Possible ways of knowing
active receiver
receiver of knowledge must be receptive
open to knowledge
active to attain knowledge
search for it
passive receiver
done to us
received by God in us
How well can we know/receive
damage of sin
how much agency do we have
high anthropology
low anthropology
Problems with this way of thinking (constructing)
is this a hierarchy of intelligence?
the brighter we are = the more human we are
danger of linking knowledge and sinfulness/brokenness

to what degree are we responsible for knowledge about God’s self-disclosure
are we responsible for what we do not know
is ignorance a “way out” card?

Levels of knowing (Ford)
how to know
First level knowing
Experience and questioning
Second level
Insight - earlier learning with present
i.e.: September 11
Further questions to test insight
Types of questions lead to different kinds of knowing
e.g. scientific, agricultural, economic, culinary, social , cultural, aesthetic, historical personal
making deductions
decision to act “what to do in relation to it”
interface with present and future
- next level of questioning

Who best communicates the knowledge
Hall (on context )
A Reputation for Timelessness
Theologia Eternia
fix set of beliefs
assumption of non/anti contextual...
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