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1:41 AM
^^^ I uninstalled Logos (sorry! :P) and then installed Accordance.
 
 
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8:35 AM
@PaulVargas are you happy with it?
 
 
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12:37 PM
Are we going to have a meaningful definition for the biblical-theology tag, or do we just ban the tag?
@ba How is "The nature of God as described in the Bible" possibly a correct definition for Biblical Theology???
@Keelan Which scholars use it to mean "The theology described by the Bible", and why should we follow them?
Wikipedia is woeful. I had already edited part of it.
 
 
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1:58 PM
@curiousdannii That was my sense from looking at the questions using that tag, not from how scholars use it
From the use of the tag it would actually be more accurate to describe it as "the truth about everything according to the Bible" but that would be a silly definition
@curiousdannii Maybe it would be better to split it into "theology" and "biblical-theology." I think there is only one (?) question that explicitly interacts with the definition you gave, and most questions misuse the tag even for "theology" in my opinion
 
2:27 PM
@curiousdannii is there any Meta discussion? This is all I could find:
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A: Defining some site terminology related to various types of "theology"

ScottSDefining Theologies This is initially based off a number of theologies, Christian (Protestant), that will not be listed as the wording is not from any particular one. Ultimately, through editing, will be our own. It also clarifies which theologies are not on topic. Theology Proper: Study of Go...

we shouldn't hesitate to strip misused tags off questions — like if they don't intersect with any use of the term
 
@ba There's no rhyme or reason to how it's been used by most of the questions it's on. I've removed it from a lot of questions already.
@ba "theology" is just too broad a tag to be useful.
Maybe we should just delete it for now - I think you're right that there's only one quesiton I'd consider valid for now
I know that people use it slightly differently to how evangelicals often use it
But I'm not sure how exactly.
 
2:47 PM
@JackDouglas Hi, how are you? -- For now, I like it.
I would have preferred to install BibleWorks... but there is no new licences. +@Dɑvïd
 
3:20 PM
@PaulVargas wow the BibleWorks page quotes 1 Pet. 1:24-25. I wonder if the irony is intentional.
@curiousdannii it must be blacklisted or it would be all over the site. I just went through and removed from a bunch more questions but it seems mostly ok to me on the others
 
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4:07 PM
@curiousdannii If the tag were to encompass theology in general, I would disagree to its having been removed from hermeneutics.stackexchange.com/q/30774/21321 and hermeneutics.stackexchange.com/q/7449/21321
What were your understandings of the purpose of the tag in choosing the ones you removed it from?
is also redundant with it depending on the understanding of
 
4:31 PM
@ba "If the tag were to encompass theology in general" a tag that encompassed theology in general would be to broad to be useful on bh.se I think
so my logic for those two was simply that there was no "Biblical Theology" angle in either question by any definition of Biblical Theology that I'm aware of — I'm personally quite happy for the tag to be overloaded with multiple definitions and all to be legitimate, but the usages must demonstrably exist in the wider world in some form.
@ba "attributes of God" is a specific theological topic and having the tag makes that question more searchable in a way that a "theology" tag wouldn't.
 
 
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10:52 PM
A helpful article explaining five types of BT.
The BT I'm familiar with (ie, the one taught by Australian colleges) seems like a mix of 2 and 3, and a bit of 4 and 5.
Type 1 actually seems like the default for this site: how did people back then think and believe?
I don't think any of the four questions @ba just linked to match any of the five types of BT in that article
Not to say that there couldn't be a sixth type I'm not aware of, but Zondervan's comparison series are good at actually covering all the positions usually
 

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