I agree with you and yet I think some of our discussions on modern and ancient thinking may miss an important point.
Current science has achieved a status through knowledge and practical implementation of that knowledge. This in turn has shaped the outlook of the human population and impacted on the way people live, especially in developed countries. Because of this impact, science is (unconsciously) given a religious-type status.
If we apply a similar criteria to the impact of Socrates, Plato, Aristotle, the Stoics, Epicureans and Pythagoras, and Homer, and similar figures, we would see that the entire world (Greco-Roman) was impacted to a similar, or greater degree, for a very long period. I mean how people thought, lived, and believed. We need to add the State religion, and various other beliefs, and we would understand that interpretation is imbedded in the very consciousness of the various nations of that period.
I suggest a similar situation, differing in detail, is occurring these days. Theological endeavours for Christianity have occurred against these backgrounds (ancient and modern). Instead of viewing theology as interpretive, I am inclined to view Christian theology as revolutionary in that it does not start with principles derived from ancient philosophy/natural philosophy, or modern science/philosophy. As such it will undoubtedly ‘rub against’ modern outlooks, especially on our understanding of God, humanity, and way of life. Yet modern science is often viewed as supreme, as the font of all truth (to varying degrees), and some scientists even scoff at philosophy of science as if that throws doubt on a ‘sacred’ enterprise.
When seen in this context, valid Christian theology requires a bedrock to which it may be anchored, and that is the Gospel of Christ.