Alexander Campbell & Systematic Theology
Alexander Campbell had completed a tour of eastern Virginia. In the May 1856 issue of the Millennial Harbinger he delivered a report of his tour. In the course of the report, he made an important statement which should serve as a reminder to us, including myself, when we pursue various works under the theme of “Systematic Theology”:
I also added, that I was led by parental authority to memorize much of the Christian Scriptures, and especially the Epistles of Paul; and pre-eminently, that to the Romans and that to the Hebrews. These were my systematic theology, or, rather, my doctrinal Christology, to which I owed more than to all my memorizing of the creeds and catechisms of the present Scotch orthodoxy. To this faith I pertinaciously adhered, and on it alone I founded all my future prospects, in time and eternity.
– Alexander Campbell, Millennial Harbinger, Volume 6, Number 5, May 1856