The central question in a theological communication theory is the
mediation between tradition and experience. How can the reality of God
and the reality of human beings be connected on the level of experience?
The transmission of the Christian faith is about the mediation of a
symbolic reality, meant to bring about spiritual experience and experience
of meaning. Not only the cognitive dimension, but the affective,
emotive, conative, aesthetic and social dimensions have to play an active
role. The communication of faith on all levels of experience is thus a sine
qua non for theologians and educators of religion. The challenge for
theology is to recognize ways in which experience-driven religious
education can be practised.