These are the barest of bits of an idea; contributions and critiques welcome.

Systematic Theology is useful for looking at the parts that comprise the whole. But it is not as useful for looking at those characteristics that are located in the whole of theology, those properties that cannot be explained by the parts.
Systems Theology is useful for looking at the properties that properly belong to the whole of theology and cannot be attributed to the parts. But it is not as useful for looking at the parts themselves.
I would propose that both are necessary. I would further propose that systematic theology has been running the show for a while now and that it is high time for systems thinkers to put their minds to the notion of systems theology. In my training-wheels fashion, I throw my hat into that ring.

Links to Consider
Introduction to Systems Theology
Comment on "Friends in Conversation" challenging a move from systematic to systems theology
Dr. Alex Tang on theology


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