Systematic Theology Study Helps:
A. The Nature of the Study:
The term bibliology comes from the combination of biblos (Greek for book) and logos (Greek for word or dialogue). Bibliology is most broadly understood as a collecting, arranging and explaining truths regarding the Bible.
B. The Importance of Bibliology
It is foundational to all other areas of theology. The Bible is the basis and starting point of all other theological studies, and is the fountainhead of all spiritual truth. The Bible serves as the basis of Christian faith and life.
C. Outline of Bibliology
- The Bible as Revelation. (What is the content of the Bible?)
- The Inspiration of the Bible. (How was the Bible written?)
- The Authority of the Bible. (What weight does the Bible have for faith and practice?)
- The Canonicity of the Bible. (How were the true books of the Bible determined?)
- The Illumination of the Bible. (How can the Bible be understood?)
- The Animation of the Bible. (What is the inherent quality of the Bible?)
- The Interpretation of the Bible. (How is the Bible to be explained?)