Thielicke argues, "If the theologian, however, does not take more seriously the objections of the ordinary washerwoman and the simple hourly-wage earner…surely something is not right with theology.
Tn addition Thielicke notes: Preaching is an art that may only be mastered by doing it. A twenty-year-old is taught, say, to think about the problems of the Trinity. Thielicke's focus on drawing the student back into a right relationship with the community of God, and their personal relationship with God as the focus of their theological endeavors is empowering.
There is not a wasted word in this thing. It depends on who you are. There were important points to be made in the room full of Theo-Nubes, and Thielicke was intuitive enough after years of teaching them and watching, listening, dealing with, and enduring themthat he knew just what to say, and how to say it.
Frequently the intellect understands theological truths before the student understands those truths experientially.
Translated by Charles L. As one learns, it is God who is speaking, and one should reflect about what He says and speak back to him. Thielicke has a helpful section on why it is a bad idea for people newly in seminary or new Bible School students to teach at a church.
He reminds us that "the 'subject' of theology, Jesus Christ, can only be regarded rightly if we are ready to meet Him on the plane where He is active, that is, within the Christian church" During my training, I realized that I had not always put things together properly when describing theological concepts, the meaning of words in their original language, or even the primary ideas in biblical texts.
In his native Germany Thielicke rose to prominence as an opponent of Nazism. Chapters of five or six pages or less. Many young theologians set out not to help their fellow believers, but to prove that they we are more informed, and thus rightly more qualified to speak.
The chapter titles are: During my training, I realized that I had not always put things together properly when describing theological concepts, the meaning of words in their original language, or even the primary ideas in biblical texts.
Thielicke perhaps would have been better served using less lofty language. Unfortunately for our church, I preached before and during my theological training.
I would advice reading both, but with some time between. Where was it 20 years ago when I started preaching and teaching the Bible?. Author: Helmut Thielicke. Pages: 41 pgs. Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co.
Price: Genre: Theology. Quick Summary: This small booklet is the compilation of an opening lecture given to Thielicke’s theological students. As the title says it is a little exercise for young theologians.
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Nov 25, · Since it first appeared in English translation inA Little Exercise for Young Theologians has achieved classic turnonepoundintoonemillion.com thirteen concise reflections Helmut Thielicke offers wise counsel on the difficulties—and vital importance—of maintaining one's spiritual health in the course of academic theological study.
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