Puritan Board Freshman
That was a concern when Frame made that statement but Ames' essentially says the same thing in Marrow of Theology - "Theology is the doctrine or teaching [doctrina] of living to God." (first statement of the book) Ames' purpose (and I think Frame's) is that all theology is relevant and essential for all of life. After all, theology is about God but it is for the purpose of man to believe in him, love him, and live for His glory. God tells us about Himself for a purpose - to affect some kind of change in man. The problem is when you take a statement like this and use it to start projecting subjective interpretations onto Scripture which is the direction I am afraid Ellis is leaning.