An Integrated Model Kevin Gary Smith By Kevin G. Smith
We believe these are essential ingredients of an integratedmodel for evangelical theology.THE ELEMENTS
Elements of a Model 1. CanonicalIn the light of the way we 2. Christocentrichave defined theology, 3. Contextualwhat are the essential 4. Ecclesiasticalelements that belong in 5. Exegetical 6. Historicalour model of theology? In 7. Logicalalphabetical order, we 8. Missionalpropose the following: 9. Practical 10. Scientific 11. Systematic 12. Trinitarian
Theology Biblicalis a single Studiesdiscipline! Practical Church Theology History Theology Systematic Missiology Theology
Restoring Truth to the Church Bible-based GodHistory Christ- natureScience centred will purposes Spirit- led
This is our proposed model of integrated theology from anevangelical perspective.AN INTEGRATED MODEL
Model of PracticalIntegrated Theology Theology Systematic Theology Biblical Historical Theology Theology Problem or Proposition Christocentric Lens Missional Lens
Our reflection is rooted in the grand narrative of the word ofGod.BIBLICAL THEOLOGY
Biblical Theology Biblical Exegesis Biblical TheologyWe study a single text We attempt to to determine its understand the beliefsoriginal meaning and of the biblical writers its contemporary on their own terms. significance.
Biblical Theology Promise FulfilmentRedemption is promised Redemption is provided by Yahweh in the Old by Christ in the New Testament. Testament.
Biblical TheologyGenesis to Matthew to Acts to Malachi John Revelation Why he said What the Lord How the apostles and did it. Jesus Christ interpreted and said and did. applied it.
Our reflection is seriously how other Christian thinkers haveinterpreted God’s word and will.HISTORICAL THEOLOGY
Historical TheologyChronological Confessional Case-study Broad and Broad and Narrow and extensive extensive intensive Organised Organised No set by time by tradition organisation Diachronic Synchronic Snapshot
We present and defend and informed statement or model ofGod’s will and purposes.SYSTEMATIC THEOLOGY
Systematic TheologyBiblical Data Theological Apologetic Theory Defence or ModelScientific Data
We explore how our theological conclusions relates to thebeliefs and practices of our church, community, and context.PRACTICAL THEOLOGY