Might We Silence the Word? On the Truth Conditions of Theological Statements

Compelled by the separation of Christian experiential knowledge and knowledge of the world, the Church appears to be moving in a direction where just or good relationships with others is what it means to love and know God, and to the extent that any theological claim becomes a barrier to loving thy neighbor, theology is seen as senseless. The question of the meaning of the concept of God has been tabled, as a result, and the conditions of theological truth are deferred to, and held hostage by, the drive to relate to others in a non-conflictual (vis-à-vis nonconceptual) way. What good is truth, after all, if by our pursuit or attainment of it the world should burn?