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Definition: Systematic theology
, Systematical \Sys`tem*at"ic*al\
[Gr. ?: cf. F. syst['e]matique.]
1. Of or pertaining to system; consisting in system;
methodical; formed with regular connection and adaptation
or subordination of parts to each other, and to the design
of the whole; as, a systematic arrangement of plants or
animals; a systematic course of study.
Now we deal much in essays, and unreasonably despise
systematical learning; whereas our fathers had a
just value for regularity and systems. --I. Watts.
A representation of phenomena, in order to answer
the purposes of science, must be systematic.
2. Proceeding according to system, or regular method; as, a
systematic writer; systematic benevolence.
3. Pertaining to the system of the world; cosmical.
These ends may be called cosmical, or systematical.
4. (Med.) Affecting successively the different parts of the
system or set of nervous fibres; as, systematic
. See under Theology
, n.; pl. Theologies
. [L. theologia, Gr.
?; ? God + ? discourse: cf. F. th['e]ologie. See Theism
The science of God or of religion; the science which treats
of the existence, character, and attributes of God, his laws
and government, the doctrines we are to believe, and the
duties we are to practice; divinity; (as more commonly
understood) “the knowledge derivable from the Scriptures,
the systematic exhibition of revealed truth, the science of
Christian faith and life.”
Many speak of theology as a science of religion
[instead of “science of God”
] because they disbelieve
that there is any knowledge of God to be attained.
Theology is ordered knowledge; representing in the
region of the intellect what religion represents in the
heart and life of man. --Gladstone.
, Natural theology
. See Ascetic
, that phase of theology which is concerned
with moral character and conduct.
, theology which is to be learned only
, theology as taught by the scholastics,
or as prosecuted after their principles and methods.
, theology as founded upon, or
influenced by, speculation or metaphysical philosophy.
, that branch of theology of which the
aim is to reduce all revealed truth to a series of
statements that together shall constitute an organized
whole. --E. G. Robinson (Johnson's Cyc.).