The Meaning of Theology
Theology is a study of Christian doctrine and faith. The Queenof sciences, Theology is an attempt towards a systematicexposition of and presentation of Christian doctrine.
The Need of Theology
For a clear understanding of faith2.
As a rational and articulate defense of faith (1Pe. 3:15)3.
For a systematic presentation of God's revealed truths (2Ti.2:15)4.
As a guard against heresy and false teachings (Mat. 22:29;Gal. 1:6-9; 2Ti. 4:2-4)5.
For spiritual growth and maturity as Christians (Eph. 4:14).
Divisions of Theology
Biblical (Exegetical) Theology:
Often studied as OldTestament Theology and New Testament Theology basedon an exegesis of the Bible.2.
Study of the origin and development of theological perspectives in the context of their historicalbackground.3.
Systems of theology or systematicarrangement of a presentation of doctrines.4.
Application of Theology. Disciplines:
Homiletics, Pastoral Theology, Christian Education, Worship(Liturgies), Evangelism, Church Polity (Forms of ChurchOrganization and Government).