The Place of Experience in Theology

Theology is not typically informed by personal experience with God – rarely do any of the thinkers of Christianity’s 2000 use their own personal experience to bolster a theological argument or idea, which leads me to wonder: why? If a Christian, in their own personal communion with God, has an experience or hears a word from God – wouldn’t said person be within their rights to put that at the forefront of their theological thinking?

It’s an interesting issue – the problem of subjectivity in Christianity and in Christian experience. I will devote more thought to this.