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The Importance of Systematic Theology

The Importance of Systematic Theology

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Published by: RRherman on Oct 19, 2010
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The importance of Systematic Theology 
he word theology comes from two Greek words that combined mean the study of God. Christiantheology is simply an attempt to understand God as He is revealed in the Bible. No theology will everfully explain God and His ways because God is infinitely and eternally higher than we are. Therefore, anyattempt to describe Him will fall short
Systematic theology is a discipline of Christian theology that attempts to formulatean orderly, rational, and coherent account of the Christian faith and beliefs.Inherent to a system of theological thought is that a method is developed, onewhich can be applied both broadly and particular 
Incan also be defined as
something being put into a system. Systematic theology is, therefore, the divisionof theology into systems that explain its various areas. For example, many booksof the Bible give information about the angels. No one book gives all theinformation about the angels. Systematic theology takes all the information aboutangels from all the books of the Bible and organizes it into a system calledangelology. That is what systematic theology is all aboutorganizing theteachings of the Bible into categorical systems.Such asTheology ProperorPaterologyis the study of God the Father.Christology  is the study of God the Son, the Lord Jesus Christ.Pneumatologyis the study of God the Holy Spirit.Bibliologyis the study of the Bible.Soteriologyis the study of  salvation.Ecclesiologyis the study of the church.Eschatologyis the study of the end times.Angelologyis the study of angels.Christian Demonologyis the study of  demons from a Christian perspective.Christian Anthropologyis the study of humanity.Hamartiologyis the study of sin. Systematic theology is an importanttool in helping us to understand and teach the Bible in an organized manner.In addition to systematic theology, there are other ways that theology can bedivided. Biblical theology is the study of a certain book (or books) of the Bible andemphasizing the different aspects of theology it focuses on. For example, theGospel of John is very Christological since it focuses so much on the deity of Christ(John 1:1
,14;8:58;10:30;20:28). Historical theology is the study of doctrines and

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