William Burt Pope, 19th century Methodist Theologian, would write,
Theology is a light shed upon all the universe; it is the glory of God’s creature, man. But this leads us to the eternal secret of our dignity. Our knowledge comes to us through One who is Man and also God; His incarnation in the fulness of time explains the Anthropomorphism of the Old Testament; and it is in Him that the theology of God and the theology of man become one.1
Of interest is his idea of theology.
It is simply that theology “implies the capacity in our nature to receive Divine truth.” Imagine that… a Wesleyan theologian insisting that theology is important and not only important, but something meant to elevate humanity past the wretches of wildlife. Theology is the quintessential element of human reasoning because it places us in a relationship with God – because our minds and hearts are continuously on Him, when we theologize.
Imagine those poor souls who dispense with theology, leaving behind their dignity as humans.