One of the books that I have been reading is Andrew Louth’s Discerning the Mystery. An Essay on the Nature of Theology (Oxford, Clarendon, 1983). This has been a wonderful discovery, but it raises the question of how I could have missed it until now, and indeed why it has not received more attention, for it deals with issues that go to the very heart of the theological task.

I have been wanting to write about it but simply don’t have time at present and hope to get to it soon after Easter. But, in the meantime, Kevin at Biblicalia has a post on Louth’s chapter on the Enlightenment, which is well worth reading.