Definition of systematic theology in English:

systematic theology


  • [mass noun] A form of theology in which the aim is to arrange religious truths in a self-consistent whole.

    • ‘In the third and final article I will consider systematic theology, key centers of theology, movements such as feminism and Radical Orthodoxy, and theology in relation to the churches.’
    • ‘The style of systematic theology has shifted to some degree toward collaborative efforts of teams of scholars representing a wider perspective brought to bear on issues of concern.’
    • ‘The Bible itself is anything but a textbook in systematic theology, and it never invites us to fashion one.’
    • ‘It is just the task of systematic theology to judge these processes critically.’
    • ‘Consequently systematic theology in the future cannot be satisfied with the recital of past differences as if they were historically justified without implication for future reconciliation.’
    • ‘Both works are concerned to make trinitarianism a central idea that controls the entire field of systematic theology.’
    • ‘During seminary she spent a year studying Reformation history and systematic theology in Munich.’
    • ‘It is a central concern of those who teach systematic theology as well.’
    • ‘As I have already said, the systematic theology is a sophistication of that theology which is necessarily present in so far as religious language is present.’
    • ‘Maybe that is one of the best things, for me, about being a student of the Bible rather than of systematic theology.’
    • ‘An understanding of systematic theology and a historical perspective on developments and movements within the church (including error and heresy) are immensely helpful to the man in the pulpit.’
    • ‘This is a very well-conceived, well-designed textbook in contemporary systematic theology, representing the current state of the art in both theological inquiry and theological instruction.’
    • ‘Their elegant collection of essays explores the subject of the world's end from the perspectives of physics, brain research, psychology, biblical studies, systematic theology and philosophy.’
    • ‘First, it makes an enormous contribution to systematic theology.’
    • ‘Instead, he wants to emphasize the dual nature of theological content and context, as well as the human element in the formulation of systematic theology.’
    • ‘He was a pioneer in textual criticism of the Bible, exegesis and systematic theology.’
    • ‘While later doing studies toward a doctorate in systematic theology, I became aware of how brilliant an age the twentieth century was theologically.’
    • ‘The latter work offers a view of what systematic theology might look like given his approach.’
    • ‘Many of today's pagans reject super-naturalism, tending toward a ‘natural’ spirituality without systematic theology or dogma.’
    • ‘In the first major work of systematic theology in the church's history, it was already recognized that how the devil and demons exist and what they are is an open space for theological exploration, even if decided opinions are held by some.’