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collection of the biblical materials - identify Biblical passages dealing with the topic in study (exegesis), be aware of presuppositions in commentaries, understand the original audience
unification of the biblical materials - drawing separate witnesses into one coherent statement (assume coherence throughout the Bible), look for agreement
analysis of the meanings of Biblical teachings - what does the coherent whole mean? don't assume that everyone understands the jargon, make sure contemporary people can understand what it means
examination of historical treatments - putting personal interpretations in context of how they have historically been interpreted, predicting implications of a current view by comparing it to a parallel historical view, learning to do theology by viewing how others have done it
identification of the essence of the doctrine - finding the underlying message (i.e. legalism isn't the point), don't let it get lost or changed in translation
illumination from sources beyond the Bible - general revelation because the Bible doesn't teach you to drive (BUT scripture is the primary authority)
contemporary expression of the doctrine - expressing it to modern people (is it accessible? what questions are people asking now? how does culture view reality?) be culturally relevant! 3 aspects: length (origin to now), breadth (different expression in different cultures), and height (expressed in different levels of complexity)
development of a central interpretive motif - not necessary but helpful, you can relate it to your personal history and life experiences
stratification of topics - essentials and inessentials (salvific things are obvi more important)