Systematic Theology 1: Introduction to Systematic Theology

Please find below my notes on chapter 1 of Wayne Grudem’s book Systematic Theology.

A couple of notes on my annotations:

  • ‘X’ is short hand for Christ. Fun-fact Greek word for Christ is Christos, and is spelt ‘Χριστός’. I have therefore frequently used ‘X’ to represent Christ – hence ‘Xian’ meaning Christian. I don’t mean to undermine His importance or anything like that, it’s just this is a big book and taking notes on every chapter is a big enough task without copying words out completely.
  • I also tend to shorten the names of books of the Bible to three letter words e.g. Ephesians becomes ‘Eph’. In some cases like for the Gospels I have shorted to two letters, e.g. Matthew becomes ‘Mt’. And for some cases one letter (this is usually for Romans, which simply becomes ‘R’)
  • Whenever I use ‘Gk’ it means Greek and is referring to the language. Confusingly ‘HB’ can mean the book of Hebrews or the language. ‘ST’ is Systematic Theology. ‘OT’ and ‘NT’ are Old and New Testaments.
  • Finally in these notes, the things I have highlighted ‘yellow’ or place a ‘red star’ by are things that really stood out to me and were important. I would have spent some time praying about these things.

Apologies for any zooming you may have to do to fully appreciate these notes, I have found that viewing them on a phone or tablet it a lot easier.

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