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Analytic Theology as Sapiential Theology: A Response to Jordan Wessling

Kevin J. Vanhoozer
Published Online: 2017-10-18 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/opth-2017-0041


This article responds to Jordan Wessling’s paper that engages a concern I expressed about analytic theology not doing justice to the sapiential requirements of theology. I examine Wessling’s summary of my paper, conclude that his description is accurate and fair, appreciate his proposed solution, then go on to restate why I think he may not have fully allayed my concern. I suggest that analytic theology is a vital tool in the theologian’s toolkit, but that ultimately more is needed in order to interpret Scripture theologically.

Keywords: sapientia; analytic theology; wisdom; Bible; theological interpretation


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About the article

Received: 2017-09-01

Accepted: 2017-09-14

Published Online: 2017-10-18

Published in Print: 2017-10-26

Citation Information: Open Theology, Volume 3, Issue 1, Pages 539–545, ISSN (Online) 2300-6579, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/opth-2017-0041.

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