Description: This course explores the issues that are fundamental to theological reflection. It addresses basic questions about sources and method that underlie the various branches of theological inquiry. To address these fundamental questions is to explore the conditions for the possibility of doing theology in a coherent way. The topics central to fundamental theology are, in logical order:  Revelation- God’s self-communication;  Faith- the human response to divine revelation;  Tradition- the transmission of faith’s appropriation of revelation over time (which includes scripture, doctrine, and authority); and [ 4] Theology- the reflection on the above in a way that is aware of context, clear about method, and open to the self-implication of the inquirer with respect to the subject matter, i.e., open to spiritual transformation and ongoing conversion.
Science areas: Psychology and neuroscienceFundamental Theology (Doyle)