REL 351: Study Guide 1




Please be very familiar with Gabler. Outline his arguments if that helps. Know what he claims in each paragraph.


What do you think of Gabler's claim that biblical theology needs to be freed from dogmatic theology (church's control)? Where does he talk about that? But then what about dogmatic theology? What is its role?


Learn the distinction between biblical theology (true & pure biblical theology) and dogmatic theology.


Know what Gabler suggests about 1) how to do these 2 theologies and 2) how they should be related.


What came first, the Bible or dogma/doctrine? What came first, religion/faith or the Bible?



Bring your own written Qs & Cs that show your engagement with all the reading assignments.