The key to a thorough study of theology is knowing where to start. With that in mind, H. Wayne House has summarized the major introductory issues in systematic theology in an easy-to-follow, parallel column format. The first in a series, Charts on Systematic Theology includes direct quotes from significant theologians on introductory issues central to the study of systematic theology. This allows readers to read key theologians in their own words and quickly grasp the points of comparison and contrast between different theologians and theological systems. Citations and an extensive bibliography direct readers to additional reading.
Charts are organized in 10 sections:
What Is Theology?
The Possibility of Systematic Theology
Four Divisions of Theology
The Nature of Doctrine
The Nature of Divine Revelation
Knowledge and Language About God
Hermeneutics and Theological Interpretation
Faith and Reason
The Source and Structure of Truth
Relationship Between the Testaments
H. Wayne House (Th.D., Concordia Seminary; J.D., Regent University School of Law) is distinguished professor of biblical and theological studies at Faith Evangelical Seminary in Tacoma, Washington. He is the author of numerous books, including Charts on Open Theism and Orthodoxy and The Battle for God (co-author with Norm Geisler). He is also past president of the Evangelical Theological Society.
Kyle A. Roberts (Ph.D., Trinity Evangelical Divinity School) is assistant professor of systematic theology at Bethel Seminary in St. Paul, Minnesota.