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Biblical Theology Course Notes by Stephen T. Hague (2024)


What are the four main types of theology? ›

Presently, a common way of approaching this organization is to differentiate theology into four areas of focus. So what are the four types of theology? The four types include biblical theology, historical theology, systematic (or dogmatic) theology, and practical theology.

Is biblical theology a degree? ›

They study how God works and how faith works. Through the biblical theology degree program, students construct a bigger picture of who God is and learn how to answer big questions and topics, such as the creation of the world.

What are the notes of theology? ›

The theological notes designate a classification of certainty of beliefs in Catholic theology. While theological notes qualify positively beliefs and doctrines, said beliefs and doctrines are qualified negatively by theological censures.

What are some good theology books? ›

Popular Theology Books
  • Mere Christianity C.S. Lewis.
  • Confessions Augustine of Hippo.
  • The Screwtape Letters C.S. Lewis.

What are the three pillars of theology? ›

In fact, we cannot talk about one without mentioning the others.
  • Sacred Scripture. Sacred Scripture is what the world knows of as the Bible. ...
  • Apostolic Tradition. The Gospel was first spread orally: through the spoken word of the Apostle's preachings, the lives they led and examples they gave. ...
  • Living Magisterium.

What is the major difference between biblical theology and systematic theology? ›

Biblical theology synthesizes the teachings of the Scriptures, and Systematic theology formulates these teachings for today. Biblical theology seeks to apply the Bible through the history of redemption, and systematic theology seeks to use the Bible as a whole for today.

Where can I study theology for free? ›

Free Online College Theology Courses
  • Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. ...
  • Dallas Theological Seminary. ...
  • Christian Leaders Institute. ...
  • Baptist Missionary Association Theological Seminary. ...
  • Covenant Theological Seminary. ...
  • Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. ...
  • St. ...
  • Denver Seminary.

How to study Bible theology? ›

How to Start Studying Theology at Home and Church
  1. Read Scripture. ...
  2. Learn from Church and Small Group Bible Study. ...
  3. Learn from Reputable Theologians. ...
  4. Get Curious About Your Denomination. ...
  5. Pray as You Study. ...
  6. Apply for a Certificate Program. ...
  7. Pursue a Seminary Degree. ...
  8. Study Theology Online.
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Can you be a pastor with a biblical studies degree? ›

Not all ministers have degrees. However, some churches prefer that their ministers have at least a bachelor's degree in a subject like Christian ministry or biblical studies.

What is the basic theology summary? ›

Basic Theology is written from a theologically conservative perspective. It assumes a number of presuppositions, including the inerrancy of Scripture, a normal/plain interpretation of scripture, and the legitimacy of proof texts.

What denomination is theology? ›

theology, philosophically oriented discipline of religious speculation and apologetics that is traditionally restricted, because of its origins and format, to Christianity but that may also encompass, because of its themes, other religions, including especially Islam and Judaism.

What does a theology class teach you? ›

A theology degree gives you an education in religious ethics, morality, history, philosophy, and literature. While theology can focus on any religion, U.S. theology degrees typically focus on Christianity.

What is the best way to study theology? ›

Use a Theologian's Commentary while Reading Scripture

Reading commentary while studying through scripture allows us to see how theologians have interpreted the scriptures. This increases the scope of our perspective when engaging God's Word.

What is the fastest growing theology? ›

Islam is the fastest-growing religion in the world.

What books should a pastor read? ›

  • Jonathan Edwards: A Life by George Marsden.
  • H. ...
  • Memoirs of an Ordinary Pastor by Don Carson.
  • The Life of George Whitfield –Volume 1, Volume 2 by Arnold Dallimore.
  • The Life and Diary of David Brainerd by Jonathan Edwards.
  • John G. ...
  • Memoir and Remains of Robert Murray M'Cheyne by Horatius Bonar.
  • Wise Counsel by John Newton.
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What are Martin Luther's 4 theological principles? ›

Sola fide, sola scriptura, solus Christus, sola gratia: through Faith alone, by Scripture alone, in Christ alone, by Grace alone! These four maxims, which had already been developed by 1521, astutely summarise the theology of Martin Luther.

What are the 4 sources of Catholic theology? ›

They are Scripture, tradition, reason and experience.

What are the branches of biblical theology? ›

In many Christian seminaries, the four Great Departments of Theology are:
  • Exegetical theology.
  • Historical theology.
  • Systematic theology.
  • Practical theology.

What are the six divisions of theology? ›

The chief divisions are Bibliology (Doctrine of the Bible), Theology Proper (Doctrine of God), Christology (Doctrine of Christ), Pneumatology (Doctrine of the Holy Spirit), Angelology and Demonology (Doctrine of Angels and Demons), Cosmology (Doctrine of Creation), Anthropology and Hamartiology (Doctrine of Man and Sin ...

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