What are the sources that Christians should go to for truth? Is experience a valid source? How about emotion? Or should we only turn to the Scriptures when looking for truth? In this important session we will examine all the sources for truth that are available, evaluating them for their trustworthiness. This session rebuilds the stage of truth that will be used for the remainder of the program. The student should leave with a better understanding of the benefits and deficiencies of emotion, experience, reason, tradition, general revelation, and special revelation.
• Roger Olsen, Mosaic of Christian Belief, pp. 71-88 (Ch. 3)
For Further Study:
- Introduction to Theology website (view Session #8 video)
- Theological Sources: Scripture, Tradition, Reason, Experience, And ?
- The Sources of Theology
- Introduction to Theology
- Theological Reflections on the Charismatic Movement
Theological Method: The Role of Scripture
Theological Method: Other Sources
Introduction to the Orthodox Faith – Lecture 1