The term "biblical theology' can be understood in several ways. Here at King's we use the term in two distinct ways: 1) biblical theology as an interpretive method, that is, interpreting individual passages, texts, Bible books and genres in light of the whole canonical narrative, and 2) a purely biblical systematic theology, as opposed to some approaches to systematic theology which draw on extra-biblical influences, for example philosophy, to create a systematic theology.
The value of canonical interpretation is immense for the student engaged in hermeneutics. A "big picture" brings considerable clarity to the interpretation of some parts of the Bible. Meanwhile, a systematic biblical theology ensure students are fully conversant with the theology of the Bible before going on to explore other aspects of theology that may have been influenced by nonbiblical sources.