To place our purpose within proper limits, we first endeavor to investigate the nature and extent of this sacred doctrine.
Concerning this there are ten points of inquiry:
A Whether it is necessary?
A Whether it is a science?
A Whether it is one or many?
A Whether it is speculative or practical?
A How it is compared with other sciences?
A Whether it is the same as wisdom?
A Whether God is its subject-matter?
A Whether it is a matter of argument?
A Whether it rightly employs metaphors and similes?
A Whether the Sacred Scripture of this doctrine may be expounded in different senses?