What is Biblical Theology?

Biblical theology is not concerned to state the final doctrines which go to make up the content of Christian belief, but rather to describe the process by which revelation unfolds and moves toward the goal which is God’s final revelation of his purposes in Jesus Christ.

Biblical theology seeks to understand the relationships between the various eras in God’s revealing activity recorded in the Bible.  The systematic theologian is interested more in the finished article – the statement of Christian doctrine.  The biblical theologian on the other hand is concerned rather with the progressive unfolding of truth.

Gospel and Kingdom, Graeme Goldsworthy [Found in Graeme Goldsworthy, The Goldsworthy Trilogy (Paternoster Press, 2008)] , p.45-46

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