Biblical Reasoning

John Bainbridge Webster

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Christian theology is biblical reasoning, in which human intelligence responds to the intelligible divine Word spoken through the prophets and apostles. This conception of theology rests upon an ontology and teleology of Scripture and reason, shaped by an understanding of their place in the divine economy in which God establishes fellowship with human creatures, including the rational fellowship of which Christian theology is an instance. The divine economy, grounded in God’s immanent life, unfolds as a history in which human creatures are summoned to know and love God. This history is redemptive and revelatory. The revelation takes form in the embassy of the prophets and apostles, superintended by the Spirit. Reason, corrupted by sin, is renewed by divine grace and participates in redeemed existence. Christian theology is the redeemed intellect’s apprehension of God’s address through his scriptural ambassadors, and takes the form of exegetical and dogmatic reasoning.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)733-751
Number of pages18
JournalAnglican Theological Review
Volume90
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2008

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Webster, J. B. (2008). Biblical Reasoning. Anglican Theological Review, 90(4), 733-751.

Biblical Reasoning. / Webster, John Bainbridge.

In: Anglican Theological Review, Vol. 90, No. 4, 2008, p. 733-751.

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Webster, JB 2008, 'Biblical Reasoning', Anglican Theological Review, vol. 90, no. 4, pp. 733-751.
Webster JB. Biblical Reasoning. Anglican Theological Review. 2008;90(4):733-751.
Webster, John Bainbridge. / Biblical Reasoning. In: Anglican Theological Review. 2008 ; Vol. 90, No. 4. pp. 733-751.
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