Lecture3 - The Branches of Theology Lecture 3 The Branches...

Info iconThis preview shows pages 1–2. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
1 Lecture 3 The Branches and Sources of Theology The Branches of Theology 1. Exegetical Theology • Greek ex = out and hegeomai = to lead • Exegesis is a “drawing out” of a text’s meaning, rather than reading a meaning into it. • Exegetical theology involves studying the grammar and syntax of the biblical languages. The Branches of Theology The study of the theological themes of particular portions of the Bible. Descriptive : seeks to understand the biblical theology in its own context. Normative : seeks to apply the original meaning to us today. 2. Biblical Theology The Branches of Theology The collection of all the passages of the Bible that address particular topics. Asks the question, “What does the Bible say about X?” Though systematic in its approach, it is not the same as “Systematic Theology.” Various Topics 3. Bible Doctrine The Branches of Theology 4. Historical Theology The study of the development of doctrine throughout history. Can be divided into two types of study: diachronic and synchronic. The Branches of Theology 4. Historical Theology Diachronic: Ancient Christology Medieval Christology Modern Christology Synchronic: Doctrines of the Ancient Church Doctrines of the Medieval Church Doctrines of the Modern Church However you do it, the main thing is that you do it!
Background image of page 1

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full DocumentRight Arrow Icon
Image of page 2
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

This note was uploaded on 04/19/2008 for the course TH 1110 taught by Professor Barbieri during the Fall '07 term at Moody Bible Institute.

Page1 / 3

Lecture3 - The Branches of Theology Lecture 3 The Branches...

This preview shows document pages 1 - 2. Sign up to view the full document.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Ask a homework question - tutors are online