Historical theology

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Historical theology as a branch of theology investigates the socio-historical and cultural mechanisms that give rise to theological ideas, statements, and systems. The field focuses on the relationship between theology and its contexts, as well as on the major theological or philosophical influences upon the figures and topics studied. Its methodological foundation and aims are similar to those used by intellectual historians researching historical epistemology, particularly those such as Matthew Daniel Eddy, who investigate the cultural connections between theology and other disciplines that existed in the past.[1]

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  • Finlayson, R. A. The Story of Theology. Second ed. London: Tyndale Press, 1969. 70 p. SBN 85111-029-0
  • Richardson, Alan. Creeds in the Making: a Short Introduction to the History of Christian Doctrine. Reissued. London: S.C.M. Press, 1979, cop. 1935. 128 p. SBN 334-00264-8 pbk


  1. ^ Eddy, Matthew Daniel ((Budapest: L’Harmattan, 2016)). "The Cognitive Unity of Calvinist Pedagogy in Enlightenment Scotland". in Ábrahám Kovács (Ed.), Reformed Churches Working Unity in Diversity: Global Historical, Theological and Ethical perspectives: 46–60. Check date values in: |date= (help)

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