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 for Systematic theology
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Systematic \Sys`tem*at"ic\, Systematical \Sys`tem*at"ic*al\, a.
     [Gr. ?: cf. F. syst['e]matique.]
     1. Of or pertaining to system; consisting in system;
        methodical; formed with regular connection and adaptation
        or subordination of parts to each other, and to the design
        of the whole; as, a systematic arrangement of plants or
        animals; a systematic course of study.
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              Now we deal much in essays, and unreasonably despise
              systematical learning; whereas our fathers had a
              just value for regularity and systems. --I. Watts.
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              A representation of phenomena, in order to answer
              the purposes of science, must be systematic.
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     2. Proceeding according to system, or regular method; as, a
        systematic writer; systematic benevolence.
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     3. Pertaining to the system of the world; cosmical.
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              These ends may be called cosmical, or systematical.
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     4. (Med.) Affecting successively the different parts of the
        system or set of nervous fibres; as, systematic
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     Systematic theology. See under Theology.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Theology \The*ol"o*gy\, n.; pl. Theologies. [L. theologia, Gr.
     ?; ? God + ? discourse: cf. F. th['e]ologie. See Theism,
     and Logic.]
     The science of God or of religion; the science which treats
     of the existence, character, and attributes of God, his laws
     and government, the doctrines we are to believe, and the
     duties we are to practice; divinity; (as more commonly
     understood) "the knowledge derivable from the Scriptures, the
     systematic exhibition of revealed truth, the science of
     Christian faith and life."
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           Many speak of theology as a science of religion
           [instead of "science of God"] because they disbelieve
           that there is any knowledge of God to be attained.
                                                    --Prof. R.
                                                    Flint (Enc.
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           Theology is ordered knowledge; representing in the
           region of the intellect what religion represents in the
           heart and life of man.                   --Gladstone.
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     Ascetic theology, Natural theology. See Ascetic,
     Moral theology, that phase of theology which is concerned
        with moral character and conduct.
     Revealed theology, theology which is to be learned only
        from revelation.
     Scholastic theology, theology as taught by the scholastics,
        or as prosecuted after their principles and methods.
     Speculative theology, theology as founded upon, or
        influenced by, speculation or metaphysical philosophy.
     Systematic theology, that branch of theology of which the
        aim is to reduce all revealed truth to a series of
        statements that together shall constitute an organized
        whole. --E. G. Robinson (Johnson's Cyc.).
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