i. An increasing number of analytic philosophers are also Christians; their literature makes for a fusion between the traditional theological literature framed by the often critical conceptual tools of recent philosophy.
ii. It is a subject which is both exegetical and pedagogical
iii. It is a subject that is rarely bastardised in certain areas
iv. It is a subject that addresses issues systematically
v. It has a shared heritage with philosophy; Schliermacher, Aquinas, Augustine…