Bible Answer

What is systematic theology?

What is the best way to study the Bible as a whole?

The best way to build a basic understanding of the Bible is to study it in a systematic fashion. Systematic theology is a method of cataloging the Bible’s teaching to allow for easier study. 

Systematic theology takes the truth found in every book of the Bible and creates a taxonomy according to the divisions of theology. For example::

Christology - study of Christ
Soteriology - study of salvation
Eschatology - study of end times
Hamartiology - study of sin

If you are interested in further reading on this topic, we recommend obtaining copies of Lewis Sperry Chafer’s Systematic Theology or Arnold Fruchtenbaum’s Israelology: The Missing Link in Systematic Theology