There are lots of words used in theology that are somewhat obscure but very fun. I would like to share one:
“Prolegomenon” — Roughly, “first things”
It’s pronounced like it’s spelled. Which will take you a second to figure out. Pro-leh-gah-meh-non. (The plural is prolegomena.)
The prolegomona of a topic are the things you have to talk about first, before you get into anything else. For instance, “This systematic theology text will begin with the prolegomena of theology: How we come to know anything, where we should get our theology, and how we can go about learning theology from the Scripture.” Your initial training for a new job could be called the prolegomenon, too.
It’s a great word. I’m sure you’ll start using it in every-day conversation.
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