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Biblical Theology
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1. Concept and History

1.1. Concept

“Biblical theology” is not one single and simple concept, for it may be understood variously, depending on what is set in contrast with it:

1.1.1. Biblical theology may be contrasted with dogmatic theology. It lies on the level, and uses the methods, of biblical scholarship (Exegesis, Biblical), rather than the level and the methods of dogmatics. The difference has been stated thus: biblical theology, which is descriptive and historical, seeks to state …

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Barr, James, Fahlbusch, Erwin, Mbiti, John, Yagi, Seiichi, Schoenborn, Ulrich and Schottroff, Luise, “Biblical Theology”, in: Encyclopedia of Christianity Online. Consulted online on 09 August 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2211-2685_eco_B246>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004169678, 20080512

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