Mormon studies, Mormon theology, Christian tradition
Can Mormon theology be made systematic? That question presupposes, of course, that it is not systematic already, and this is where the skeptics of system building have an advantage. If Mormon theology appears to be a bit protracted, improvised, and even makeshift if not positively byzantine, then forcing it into a schematic form might be inappropriate. Organizing Mormon thought might even be a violent act, like cramming a lot of priceless pieces of glass art into a small, unpadded box for shipping. Under such conditions, how could any theologian guarantee that breakage won’t occur?
Webb, Stephen H.
"Toward a Mormon Systematic Theology: Essay on Wrestling the Angel by Terryl L. Givens,"
BYU Studies Quarterly: Vol. 54
, Article 10.
Available at: https://scholarsarchive.byu.edu/byusq/vol54/iss1/10