Monday, December 21, 2009

Theology in the university?

What is the role of theology in a university, particularly a secular one?

Perhaps, to remind other academic disciplines that they are based on presuppositions and these may be questionable.

On his blog per-Crucem-ad-Lucem, Jason Goroncy has a nice post on this subject which contains some quotes from Karl Barth (who for more than 20 years was a Professor at University of Basel).

When reading the quotes bear in mind that in the English translation "science" is used for "wissenschaft" which could also be translated as "academic discipline".


  1. You have a bad link in your article.

    The link for the Jason Goroncy article should be;

    Cheers! Ricco

  2. Sorry about that. Thanks for pointing it out the error. I have corrected it.