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Systematic Theology
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[German Version]

I. The Concept in Relation to Other Theological Disciplines

The task of systematic theology is organized exposition of how the Christian faith interprets reality, with reference to its inherent certainty of its truth (Truth: V; Certainty: III), and the closely associated guidance for action. The word theology makes it clear that the Christian faith’s (IV) interpretation of reality can be ex…

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Schwöbel, Christoph, “Systematic Theology”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 04 August 2020 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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