Friday, May 19, 2006

Tillich on Method

No method can claim to be adequate for every subject. Methodological imperialism is a dangerous as political imperialism; like the latter, it breaks down when the independent elements of reality revolt against it. A method is not an "indifferent net" in which the reality is caught, but the method is an element of reality itself.
Systematic Theology I, p 60.

2 comments:

Deep Furrows said...

The method of the incarnation was adequate for the subject of God. The question is how to remain faithful to this method.

Aaron G said...

Thanks for this post. I recently put something up on Tillich's methodology as well. I think that method is his greatest contribution.