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One readily observable fact about theology is its multiplicity of branches. It is a field of study that embraces a wide variety of interpretations and schools of thought. This diversity has emerged as a result of different emphases in interpretations, variety in education, sociocultural backgrounds, and differing objectives behind the formulation of theological thought. It is readily reflected at the practical level by the numerous denominations within Christendom, each possessing its own theological distinctives. Diversity also manifests~. itself at the academic level in the numerous choices of courses available to the student desirous of studying theology. It would almost appear as if one cannot really intelligently arrive at decisions concerning those courses that should form the core of his theological reflection,
Campbell, H. Dennis, "Liberation, Eschatology and Politics in Latin American Liberation Theology" (1979). Western Evangelical Seminary Theses. 148.