History of theology
The history of theology is about the way theology has developed and the way history has impacted theology. Unlike Systematic theology which employs a certain arrangement of topics, historical theology follows theological themes chronologically. The topic can be further subdivided into three aspects, the main periods, the main theologians and the key themes.
- Patristic c. 100-451
- Middle Ages and the Renaissance c.500-1500
- The Reformation, Counter Reformation and Post-Reformation Periods 1500-1750
- The Modern Period 1750-The Present Day
- Historical Theology: An Introduction to the History of Christian Thought by Alister E. McGrath