Systematic theology

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See under Theology.
that branch of theology of which the aim is to reduce all revealed truth to a series of statements that together shall constitute an organized whole.
- E. G. Robinson (Johnson's Cyc.).

See also: Systematic, Theology

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Most recent theological tomes on church reform, produced usually by systematic theologians heavy with scholarly learning but light on familiarity with facts on the ground, remain at a distressingly ethereal level.
Biblical exegetes and systematic theologians add another perspective to the long and varied study of the biblical monster Leviathan by sketching its ancient Near Eastern background; offering detailed analysis of several biblical and post-biblical texts and images; and elucidating its cultural and theological meaning from the perspective of systematic theology, political theology, and missiology.
Nutt makes more widely available a text that is important not only for specialists in medieval scholasticism, but also for contemporary systematic theologians and students who lack competence in Latin and other scholarly languages.
The notion of panentheism has become quite popular among Christian systematic theologians in recent years.
Karkkainen's book would be of particular interest to both systematic theologians and specialists in revelation or trinitarian theology, as well as anyone interested in contemporary Christian theological method and engagement in doctrinal development in a global, multiperspectival, dialogical, and interreligious context, with an emphasis on an inductive or bottom-up constructive method that starts with the human experience of God in the world.
This anthology is designed to open dialogue about narrative approaches in theology and religion across disciplinary borders between Biblical scholars, systematic theologians, practical theologians, and social scientists.
Baptist systematic theologians usually make use of historical theology in their work.
Most of the systematic theologians I know and read are concerned with context and that certainly exemplifies Ted Peters' work.
Paul's dramatic conversion experience, according to Shantz, is frequently used as a "catchall" by systematic theologians to lump together several other ecstatic experiences described in the scriptures.
McGrath, who will also receive an honorary doctor of divinity, is being recognized for being "one of the major systematic theologians working today." Author of the three-volume Scientific Theology, he was, until recently, principal of Wycliffe's sister school, Wycliffe Hall, Oxford.
In an effort to establish a "'discursive milieu' for approaching the treatment of God in De Doctrina Christiana" (24), Lieb first qualifies Milton's debts to systematic theologians so as to categorize him, instead, as something of a systematic fideist, for whom "the use of proof-texts to demonstrate that God is beyond knowledge is rendered problematical by a determination to explain it all as rationally and as logically as possible" (92).
Still, the extent to which the author makes use of the language of spirituality reflects the growing sense among systematic theologians that the theological enterprise must be rooted in the life of the Spirit.

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