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Theology and the Christian Church
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I. History of Theology (CT)

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A. Basic Concept (CT)

The history of theology (HT) is that area of theological studies which examines the history of the development of theological ideas. The need for this study in the theory of Christianity arises principally from theological and anthropological considerations. First, according to Christian belief, God himself took on an hist…

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Merkt, Andreas (Mainz), Sj, Lothar Lies, Markschies, Christoph (Berlin) and Hafner, Jochen, “Theology and the Christian Church”, in: Brill’s New Pauly, Antiquity volumes edited by: Hubert Cancik and , Helmuth Schneider, English Edition by: Christine F. Salazar, Classical Tradition volumes edited by: Manfred Landfester, English Edition by: Francis G. Gentry. Consulted online on 18 May 2022 <>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510

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