Monday, December 19, 2011

Philosophy and Theology

In a previous post I mentioned that I think of theology as philosophy or religion from inside the religion.  Now I think I may be wrong about that.  It seems to me that philosophy of religion is a system of translating theology into a language that is acceptable for philosophers.  While theology and philosophy are both attempts to describe some sort of rational position they deviate in their method, vocabulary and culture (though in the past there did seem to be a lot of crossover).  In this sense philosophy and theology are cousins that don't always get along very well.