Retractare: Theologia Viator

I now accept the model of “pilgrimage” as a valid hermeneutical framework for theology.  This doesn’t mean the “fetishism” of medieval pilgrimages to go worship a skeleton, but rather affirms doing theology in this life as a midway point to the Age to Come.

My initial problem was with how I saw it applied and also with my own priorities in life.   I could not see how a Pilgrim Theology could square with “winnin’ da gummint back for Jee-Zus.”

My priorities were in the wrong place.  A theologia viator is ideal for life in the church.  It has a necessarily eschatological thrust to it.

 

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One comment on “Retractare: Theologia Viator

  1. Andrew says:

    Pilgrimage is also a good analogy for theological development.

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