Foundational Theology and Theological Education

Fiorenza, Francis S. "Foundational Theology and Theological Education," Theological Education 20 (Spring 1984): 107-124.

Fiorenza reviews the development of the "foundational theology" course in Roman Catholic seminaries as a method to establish the formal principle of revelation and the authority of the church. The present need is not to establish the foundations of faith against outside critique but to provide tools to introduce a critical appropriation and interpretation of students' religious traditions. (RG)