A Critical Reflection And Function Of Xavier's Mission

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Relative to theology, Xavier’s Mission statement runs parallel to the mission of theology; a mission to “create a more just and humane society”. As theology serves as a medium between society and the church, Xavier also mediates between the institution and society. In order to understand the function of Xavier’s mission, we must first gain insight into the function of theology. By first grasping a clear understanding of theological function, we may compare the utility of critical reflection in regard to dissolving what Gutierrez states are “temporary truths”. Consequently, we will begin to delve into how having a critical attitude in theology serves as a step before not only those who study the faith, but also those who wish to create a just and humane society. Through analysis of theological function, Xavier’s overall mission provides comparable insight. Moreover, this paper will help us to understand how Xavier University and theology may relate in their mission to critically assess society and their respective institution(s). Ultimately, we will have a better understanding of Gutierrez’ statement : “A theology which has as its points of reference only ‘truths’ which have been established once and for …show more content…
Quite recently, we have seen another task of develop. That is, critical reflection. These two roles are necessary to theology, insofar that these two basic tasks have become the basis of theological theory. That is, without understanding of rational knowledge and wisdom of the faith, theology has no basis in which to unearth and spread its revelations. Wisdom was an early task of theology, in that wisdom was reflection on the bible and spirit. Since the twelfth century, theology has also sought to explain and rediscover truth’s through rational knowledge; or the use of established scientific fact to justify biblical thought and persistence.

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