Theology is a system of categorizing information about God right? It was for me. College was a time of learning systematic theology and everyone in heated discussions with everyone else. One needed to have the right theology. Our beliefs need to be sound. Learning is, on its own, beneficial and interesting, but the fire to set the world ablaze is from meditation and contemplation in God.
The first time I heard the term “Spiritual Theology” was with professor Allen. He was discussing how the one effect of the enlightenment. Theology changed from “how can I know and love God” to “what can I know about God.”
I am glad for both, life is less robust with only one in practice. It is in loving God that I say “yes, yes.” Thank God for the nourishment of both.