theological method

   This phrase (from the Greek methodos, meaning "scientific inquiry") indicates that theology, like every other intellectual study, utilizes a variety of different approaches or disciplines. For example, some theologians utilizephilosophy or the social sciences in their theological analysis; other theologians use the Bible or the history of Christian doctrine as the basis of their theological reflections; some theologians approach theological questions by using induction;others respond to questions by using deduction.

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