Biblical theology is a Christian approach in which the theologian studies the Bible from the perspective of understanding the progressive history of God revealing Himself to humanity and following the fall and throughout the Old Testament and New Testament. Biblical theology is an attempt to articulate the theology that the Bible contains as its writers addressed their particular settings. It particularly focuses on the epochs of the Old Testament in order to understand how each part of it ultimately points forward to fulfillment in the life mission of Jesus Christ. Because scholars have tended to use the term in different ways, biblical theology has been notoriously difficult to define. ...view middle of the document...
Some people consider practical theology to be a more technical name for the doctrine of the Christian life. Its emphasis how all the teaching of Scripture should affect the way we live today. The premise behind practical theology programs is that future Christian leaders need to be equipped not only with theological knowledge but also with the necessary professional skills to minister effectively in the modern world. Often these programs use preaching, Christian education, counseling and clinical programs to provide opportunities to equip and prepare future Christian leaders.
Systematic theology is all about organizing the teachings of the Bible into categorical systems. It’s also the division of theology into systems that explain its various areas. Systematic theology is a form of theology in which the aim is to arrange religious truths in a self-consistent whole. It attempts to summarize all the biblical teachings on a particular subject. The goal is to present the major themes of the Christian faith in an order. Also to draw a clear description of what the Bible teaches us. It correlates the data of biblical revelation as a whole. It includes historical backgrounds, apologetics and defense works. It focuses on the total structure of biblical doctrine.
Systematic theology takes all the information about angels from all the books of the Bible and organizes it into a system called angelology. Angelology is the theological doctrine of angels or its study. Angelology is one of the ten major categories of theology developed in many systematic theological works.
In systematic theology, there are other ways that theology can be divided. Biblical theology is the study of a certain book or books of the Bible and emphasizing the different aspects of theology it focuses on. For example, the Gospel 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 how they have developed over the centuries of the Christian church. Dogmatic theology is the study of the doctrines of certain Christian groups that have systematized doctrine—for example, Calvinistic theology and dispensational theology. Contemporary theology is the study of doctrines that have developed or come into focus in recent times. No matter what method of theology is studied, what is important is that theology is studied.
Historical theology investigates the development of Christian thought in its growth through the centuries since biblical times. It’s the study of the development and history of Christian doctrine. It can also be defined as the study of how Christians during different periods of time have understood different theological subjects or topics on the nature of God. The purpose historical theology is to understand and describe historical origins. It focuses on what those have studied in the Bible and the...