But for Coolman, her theological background--as a systematician
specializing in Christology, ecclesiology and Jewish-Christian relations --has informed her candidacy, and her candidacy, in turn, has influenced her theology, she said.
Schmitt traces this development in the history of "der clerc," the figure who most represents each stage's "Geistigkeit" and "Publizitat": the clerical mantle of the theologian passed first to the educated systematician
, then to the enlightened author, and finally to the romantic genius (523).
"I still have not been able to decide firmly the question whether I am an historian or a systematician
. I would like to be the latter but I fear that except for the occasional systematic hints I am really more of an historian".
I offer the following broad-stroke reflections not as a history but rather as a systematician
's attempt to express and categorize a few background points.
This understanding of the natural world is to be incorporated into the work of the systematician
because s/he is "seek[ing] a theology that allows for the full presence of God in, with, and for the world created by him, without reducing God to the world or CO a consequence of the world." (12)
(2) As a systematician
, I presume the Christian doctrine of the Trinity, but at the same time, I am aware of the hazards of reading the Bible from this post-Nicene perspective.
In other words, the good systematician
often remodels theological norms because of their situated-ness (Healy, 24).
Pollock answers this conundrum by conclusively showing that Rosenzweig is a radically original systematician
who retrieves a deeper, more holistic sense of system, which was first formulated by Holderlin, Hegel, and Schelling in the 1790s.
Henry Smith and Edmund Kaufman, or the (Old) Mennonite systematician
Reikerstorfer also writes his essay as a systematician
, not as a student of primary documents.
As `the systematician
of the Bultmann school' and the most gifted analyst and exponent of the hermeneutical emphasis in German theology from the fifties to mid-sixties, Ebeling moves easily between New Testament study (especially Paul, but also the historical Jesus), church history (the field of his first Tubingen post in 1945) and systematic theology, the chair to which he changed in 1954.
A simple oversight, perhaps, but Weber may have a reputation as too much of a systematician
to meet with our contributors' favor.