What is systematic theology?

What is systematic theology?

The Christian church has a long tradition of systematic theology, that is, studying theology and doctrine organized around fairly standard categories such as the Word of God, redemption, and Jesus Christ.

What is a well-ordered system of Theology?

A well-ordered system of theology is governed, primarily, by a God-centered organizing principle. The doctrine of God is the primary doctrine to which systematic theology devotes its attention and to which systematic theology seeks to relate all other doctrines.

What is your review of Grudem’s systematic theology?

Grudem’s Systematic Theology has been the central text in a Systematic Theology Course I’ve been taking. Grudem diligently explores the detailed scriptural case for Calvinist theology and the TULIP tradition. Grudem’s ability to skillfully move across and among traditions and understandings is remarkable.

Do biblical theologians use the Bible as a data base?

As Carson points out, ‘the proper data base for systematic theologians is the Bible’ (‘Unity and Diversity’ p. 82); and however desperate Biblical Theologians may be to escape from the ‘straitjacket of Systematic Theology’ they instinctively use its categories.

What is the difference between dogmatic theology and contemporary theology?

Dogmatic theology is the study of the doctrines of certain Christian groups that have systematized doctrine—for example, Calvinistic theology and dispensational theology. Contemporary theology is the study of doctrines that have developed or come into focus in recent times.

How does the doctrine of God influence theology?

The doctrine of God directly informs every topic within a well-ordered system of theology. There is a sense in which every doctrine in systematic theology is part of the doctrine of God.