What is Systematic Theology?


Answer: “Systematic” refers to something being put into a system. Systematic theology is, therefore, the division of theology into systems that explain its various areas. For example, many books of the Bible give information about the angels. No one book gives all the information about the angels. Systematic theology takes all the information about angels from all the books of the Bible and organizes it into a system called angelology. That is what systematic theology is all about—organizing the teachings of the Bible into categorical systems.

Theology Proper or Paterology is the study of God the Father.

Christology is the study of God the Son, the Lord Jesus Christ.

Pneumatology is the study of God the Holy Spirit.

Bibliology is the study of the Bible.

Soteriology is the study of salvation.

Ecclesiology is the study of the church.

Eschatology is the study of the end times.

Angelology is the study of angels.

Christian Demonology is the study of demons from a Christian perspective.

Christian Anthropology is the study of humanity.

Hamartiology is the study of sin. Systematic theology is an important tool in helping us to understand and teach the Bible in an organized manner.

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