Historical theology refers to the discipline of narrating the development of Christian theology.
Historical theology is closely related to but distinct from the discipline of Church History, which is more interested in the institutional history of the church and its place in social history. We might also distinguish historical theology from the history of Christian thought and the history of dogma but there is considerable overlap between these disciplines. Historical theology traces the development of Christian theology through the Patristic (AD 100–500), Medieval (AD 500–1500), Reformation (1500–1600), Post-Reformation (1600–1700), and Modern (1700–present) periods.
Kyle Strobel talks about two characteristics of historical theology, the importance of reading those who have been weighed and whose theology is integrated.
Michael Kruger shares insights from his book ‘Christianity at the Crossroads’ and encourages Christians today to fearlessly engage their culture.
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So many Protestants—even evangelicals for whom ‘penance’ is alien—relate to God in much the same way as a medieval person did.
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Early Christians responded to epidemics in the Roman Empire differently than non-Christians. What can we learn?
God loves to smile most upon his people when the world frowns most.
The church was built, not on a social agenda, but on the gospel of Jesus Christ.