I am going to work through more of this later. Fascinating.
The Lutheran theologian Francis Pieper discusses this as well in Volume 1 of his Christian Dogmatics. This is how he introduces it:
Nothing must be injected into the corpus doctrinae [body of doctrine] of the Church which is not contained in Scripture. And in order to accentuate this characteristic feature of the Christian doctrine, they have called objective theology theologia ektupos, ectypal, or derived, theology, that is, a reproduction, re-presentation, of the theologia archetupos, the archetypal, or original, theology, which is that knowledge of God and divine things originally found only in God, but which God has graciously communicated to man through His Word. (58)
It is interesting that Pieper locates archetypal theology in…
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