Theology of the Four Gospels

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Why is a theological motif important for systematic theology? Is it necessary? What part does it play in the theological task?

Theological motif has a great deal of importance. It is one of the four theological formulation that expresses the Christian beliefs. "When we move beyond mere haphazard reflection on faith and consciously seek to articulate our beliefs systematically, we step into the discipline called theology"(Grentz 2000). Grentz admits to its importance although it has been under stress by many systematic theologians. Grentz enphasizes the importance to the identification of a motif or connecting, organizing theme is the systematic expression of doctrines. It was also mention how the integrative motif is basically the central idea that provides the thematic perspective of light of all theological concepts that gives understanding to its meaning and value. Yes theological motif is necessary and the part it play in it is that it is the reflection on and the theology articulation of faith. The part that the theological motif plays in the task for systematic theory is that it is an "ongoing undertaking that involves the philosophies of church heads and intellectuals from the past whose ideas about scripture and works of church are passed along in the traditon"(Grentz 2000). As we look deeper into the understanding of theological we will open up so much understanding while we increase our knowledge of God and awareness. "The theological enterprise, therefore, functions within the life of discipleship; theology can be a spiritual activity. Before engaing in this task, however we must look more closely at the intellectual discipline itself"(Grentz 2000). It is through the truth of theology that we as Christian will get a deeper understanding, and commitment to the God revealed in Christ, because we are a people of…...

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