(First, I want to say that I am glad to be back among the living again, after two weeks of allergies, infections, and sore throats and coughs! I have a plan to finish up Lumen Fidei in a short time. So let us begin with the final paragraph of chapter two.)
36. Christian theology is born of the desire to explore more fully the light of faith to seek a deeper understanding of God which ends in a deeper relationship with Christ.
Theology is not to be reduced to analyzing because God cannot be reduced to an object. Rather God speaks to us about Himself and allows us to enter this dialogue.
Theology demands humility. Theology must be at the service of the faith of ordinary believers. The Magisterium (the Pope and the bishops) is an internal dimension of theology. The Magisterium “provides the certainty of attaining to the word of Christ in all its integrity” so it is never to be considered extrinsic to Christ.