Should a Theologian’s Life Affect How We Regard His/Her Theology?

Should a Theologian's Life Affect How We Regard His/Her Theology?Over the decades of studying and teaching about not only the theologies of Christian theologians past and present but also their biographies I've run into a common question. How should we relate their lives to their theologies? To be specific, if there's something negative in their life story, should that affect how we value their intellectual contributions?An example that stands out is Paul Tillich. After he died his widow … [Read more...]


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