Theology is the knowledge of the truth which is from God for living rightly and blessedly

Monday, January 28th, 2008

– the first line of Dudley Fenner’s Sacra Theologia, 1584. And the masthead for this blog …

So why start a new blog with Fenner’s quote?
As it was stated in the quote above, theology is knowledge of truth which is from God for living rightly and blessedly. I can’t think of a better way of putting it, so I thought I would kick off my new blog by making Fenner’s comment the masthead. Perhaps I will compile a list of “one-liners” on the definition of theology. But that’s a different post. For now, let’s just say, I like the fact that Fenner presses all of theology into living well and blessedly – that good wholesome concern with ends and means – the how and the why of the Christian faith absorbed in the beatific vision fully engaged with day to day life.