Historical Theology

Etymonline.com Historical early 15c., "of or pertaining to history, conveying information from the past," with -al (1) + Latin historicus "of history, historical," from Greek historikos "historical; of or for inquiry," from historia (see history). For sense differentiation, see historic. Meaning "narrated or mentioned in history" (as opposed to what is fiction or legend) is from 1843. Related: Historically. Theology mid-14c., "the science of religion, study … Continue reading Historical Theology


Dictionary.com noun (used with a singular verb) the science of interpretation, especially of the Scriptures. the branch of theology that deals with the principles of Biblical exegesis. Etymonline.com "art of interpretation, the study of exegesis," 1737, from hermeneutic; also see -ics. "interpretive," 1670s, from Latinized form of Greek hermeneutikos "of or for interpreting," from hermeneutes "interpreter," from hermeneuein "to interpret (foreign languages); interpret into words, give utterance to," a word of unknown origin (formerly considered ultimately a derivative of Hermes, as the tutelary … Continue reading Hermeneutics


Dictionary.com noun (used with a singular verb) the study of the arrangement and statement of religious doctrines, especially of the doctrines received in and taught by the Christian church. Etymonline.com 1670s, from Late Latin dogmaticus, from Greek dogmatikos "pertaining to doctrines," from dogma (genitive dogmatos) "opinion, tenet," literally "that which one thinks is true," from … Continue reading Dogmatics


Dictionary.com noun acknowledgment; avowal; admission: a confession of incompetence. acknowledgment or disclosure of sin or sinfulness, especially to a priest to obtain absolution. something that is confessed. a formal, usually written, acknowledgment of guilt by a person accused of a crime. Also called confession of faith. a formal profession of belief and acceptance of doctrines, … Continue reading Confessions