The relationship is through God himself. The danger is to exchange a theology within relationship to God for one which is merely interested in other people's talk about God. Prayer is the place of void and emptiness where one can hear the Word that we study in theology. The paper discusses how personal encounter may affect intellectual detachment. The true relation is to be found in the object of both, in the nature of the gift of God rather than our subjective apprehension, and understanding can only be imparted in words taught by the Spirit.
Prayer and the Study of Theology
Volume 04, Number 01 May 1974, p4