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Prolegomena--Prolegomena simply means prefatory remarks. The Prolegomena of a Systematic Theology refers to the methodological questions generally found in the opening sections, dealing with the nature and task of theology and perhaps with the nature and focal point of revelation.

The purpose of these links is not to say that I agree entirely with every article, but instead to give the student of theology an idea of how he might approach the study of Theology or approach a systematic theology of the scriptures.


Prolegomena to Theology

Prolegomena to Historical Theology  by Samuel Waldron

Introduction to Theology

 How to Do Theology

Philosophical Thinking and Systematic Theology  by Dr. Steve Clinton

Doing Theology in the Context of Missions   by Alexandre De Rhodes, S. J.

Charles Hodge Introduction to Theology  (Methodology)

Charles Hodge Systematic Theology Volume 1


Charles Hodge focuses on three main methods of how to do theology in his introduction to theology. Here I will provide a definition for each method and provide several links to aide in your study of these things.


Mystical Method of doing Theology

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Mysticism ( pronunciation; from the Greek ìõóôéêüò, mystikos, meaning 'an initiate') is the knowledge of, and especially the personal experience of, states of consciousness, i.e. levels of being, beyond normal human perception, including experience and even communion with a supreme being.


Some links to aide you in the study of this method of theology:


A course in Ascetical and Mystical Theology

The method of Ascetical and Mystical Theology

Orthodox Mysticism: Teachings of the Desert Fathers


Psuedo-Dionysius the Areopagite



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Rationalism-a philosophical position, theory, or view that reason is the source of knowledge or Rationalism Theology—same theory applied in theology, contrary to revelation.


Some links to aide one in their study on this method:


Rationalism and Fundamentalism

Rationalism vs. Empiricism

Rationalism and Supernaturalism


Inductive Method

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Of, relating to, or using logical induction

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 Noun 1. inductive reasoning - reasoning from detailed facts to general principles generalization, induction, generalisation colligation - the connection of isolated facts by a general hypothesis


Some links to aide one in their study on this method:


Charles Hodge and the Method of Systematic Theology

Charles Hodge and the Method of Systematic Theology: a Corrective

The Inductive Method in Religion

How to have an Inductive Bible Study

Systematic Theology  by Mike Stallard 55.7 Kb

Systematic Theology as a Biblical Discipline  by Michael Williams 374 Kb

Systematic and Biblical Theology  by William Gross 25.9

The Definition, Validation, And Methodology Of Systematic Theology  by Geoffrey Randall Kirkland

Lectures to My Students  by C. H. Spurgeon Available in Epub and Kindle.Mobi Formats

Dissertation on PDF: “The Self-Attestation of Scripture as the Proper Ground for Systematic Theology”

Ursinus on How to Study Theology  by Patrick T. McWilliams

Why Theological Study Is for Everyone  by Jared Wilson

What you believe matters  by Justin S. Holcomb

Biblical versus Systematic Theology? Article by Donald Macleod



Some online Systematic Theologies in Pdf:


Charles Hodge Systematic Theology Volume 1

Charles Hodge Systematic Theology Volume 2

Charles Hodge Systematic Theology Volume 3

Vincent Chueng Systematic Theology

James Petigru Boyce-Abstract of Systematic Theology

A Foundation for Faith an Introductory study of Systematic Theology  by Stanford E. Murrell, Th. D.

Summary of Christian Doctrine  by Louis Berkhof

Robert L. Dabney's Systematic Theology  (Pdf 4.16 Mb's)

Syllabus and Notes of the Course of Systematic and Polemic Theology Taught In Union Theological Seminary, Virginia. BY R. L. DABNEY, D. D., LL. D.

Dogmatic Theology  (Vol. 1) W. G. T. Shedd Available in Epub and Kindle.Mobi Formats

Historical Theology  by William Cunningham Available in ePub, and .mobi formats

The Systematic Theology of John Brown of Haddington  (eBook) Pastor John Brown Available in ePub and .mobi formats

Outlines of Theology  by A. A. Hodge or epub (.99Mbs)

The Great Doctrines of the Bible--Rev. William Evans

Louis Berkhof- Outline of Louis Berkhof's Systematic Theology by Scott R. Clark



Some online Seminary Lectures that can be downloaded for free:


Covenant Theological Seminary's Worldwide Classroom

"Offers free downloads of courseware (audio lectures and transcripts) and study guide materials for more than 20 of Covenant Seminary's master-level seminary courses." Full seminary courses from one of the best Reformed seminaries, awesome opportunity to study.


Reformed Theological Seminary on iTunes U

Download free over 40 full courses, as well as chapel messages, special events, seminars, and more! You must have itunes installed on your computer in order to download these lectures.


Wayne Grudem's Systematic Theology on itunes

117 Lectures, an entire series of Systematic Theology


Sam Waldron’s Lectures on Systematic Theology, Church History, Natural and Special Revelation [16 Part Audio]

Greg Nichols-Doctrine of the Church Lectures  [30 Part Audio]


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