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Method of Evangelical Theology

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Lesson

Introductory issues of how to do EST and the criteria for assessing theological formulations.

Outline

Theological Prolegomena

Part 2
 

II. The Method of Evangelical Systematic Theology

A. Observation in Theological Method: Induction

B. Theory Construction in Theological Method: Deduction and Retroduction

1. Deduction

2. Retroduction

C. Criteria for Assessing Theological Formulations

1. Quantitative Criterion

2. Qualitative Criterion

3. Consistency Criterion

4. Coherence Criterion

D. Conclusion: Theology as Science, Art and Faith