"Theology" Essays and Research Papers


Francis Giovanni I. Gianan BS Nursing Last two meetings in our Theology 4 which is about Christian morality, we have discussed about the nature of self and distinction or difference of Moral philosophy from Moral theology. We elaborated “self” or what is really the meaning of “self”. When someone ask you to describe yourself, we just say our name, age, gender, where we live, our personal attributes and characteristics and so on and so forth. Those are only references...

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Theology of Grace

Theology of Grace There are many different ways to interpret the theology of grace. In this paper, I will be discussing four major theologians who have the most popular insights on grace. These theologians include Augustine, Aquinas, Luther, and Rahner who all have their own unique perspective on grace. All of their theories seem to intertwine with one another but each individual one has a different twist that makes them slightly different. The first theologian I’m going to discuss is Augustine...

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Theology Of Suffering

Anabella Morabito 02/23/2015 Spirituality and Justice The Divine Milieu: Theology of Suffering In speaking of the Holocaust and a theology and suffering and solidarity, Rabbi Irving Greenberg gave an image which compelled me when I first heard of it in my Liberation Christology class. Goizueta paraphrased the statement in saying “To stand over a pit of burning children and say ‘God is love’, is incredible and obscene. In the face of that kind of unconscionable cruelty the only credible statement...

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Psychology and Theology

4-MAT Review: Psychology, Theology and Spirituality in Christian Counseling Freda Taylor Liberty University 4-MAT Review: Psychology, Theology and Spirituality in Christian Counseling McMinn, M. (1996). Psychology, Theology, and Spirituality in Christian Counseling. Carol Stream, IL: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc. ISBN: 0-8423-5252-X). Summary The Psychology, Theology, and Spirituality in Christian Counseling is the thought provoking book of McMinn which was published in...

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Theology of election

Matthew Cummings Theology of Election Religion 310 Paper #2 The Theology of Election Within the framework of Christianity, God’s role in salvation is undoubtedly one of the biggest conundrums Christians have sought to answer. Historically, theologians have discussed, contemplated and questioned: who is it that God intends to grant salvation? Is salvation intended and offered to all, or does God predetermine those who will receive salvation? Biblical evidence and justification...

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Retribution Theology

relationship with their God. But, if they failed to keep their end of the bargain, God would have to punish them. Retribution theology is the belief that those who are obedient to God are called righteous and will be blessed, while those that are disobedient are wicked and will be cursed (Tullock 2006). From the beginning of Exodus and beyond the Babylonian Exile, retribution theology was prevalent in the lives of Israel. The Old Testament writings reiterate God’s faithfulness towards Israel. “The...

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My Theology Paper

Committee on Ministry October 1, 2012 Committee on Ministry Kansas-Oklahoma Conference Part One Personal TheologyTheology of Community” In this paper, I am going to share my ideas of theology. I believe that one of the biggest mistakes I made in the past was that I was afraid of being rejected, so I wrote a theology paper and tried to give the previous COM what I thought they wanted to hear instead of what was truly inside of me. Fortunately for me...

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Queer Theology

Queer theology Definition Queer is by definition whatever is at odds with the normal, the legitimate, the dominant. There is nothing in particular to which it necessarily refers. It is an identity without an essence. 'Queer' then, demarcates not a positivity but a positionality vis-à-vis the normative A "pro-feminist gay theology" was proposed by J. M. Clark and G. McNeil in 1992, and a "queer theology" by Robert Goss in Jesus acted up: A gay and lesbian manifesto ( Explain two of the main...

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Feminist Theology

Feminist Theology Feminist theology is based on the idea of "not lord but brother". Jesus Christ himself stepped outside of societies norms by befriending the outcasts of society, which included women. Women are often portrayed as the cause of or focus of evil and misdeeds in the bible. The focus of feminist theology is the perspective of theology from those who were outcast and therefore considered themselves as equals and friends to Jesus Christ. "If there is anything they desire to know...

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Theology Assignment: Personal Guidelines

Outline of My Theology Paper My theology is being shaped by my reflection of my experiences in encountering the mystery that is God and about the relationship with the Mystery in whom we live and move and have our being. I am guided by L. William Countryman in my understanding of my encounter with the transcendent God who is the Hidden Reality yet profoundly connected in our lives in every moment of our human experience. I am appropriating Countryman's use of the metaphor of "the human encounter...

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Psychology, Theology in Chrisitian Counseling

Verneen Madry Integration of Psychology and Theology COUN 506 Wayne Wilson Psychology, Theology, and Spirituality In Christian Counseling Mark R. McMinn SUMMARY The book begins with at brief selection as it addresses the importance of the counselor utilizing the Christian faith in counseling in addition to focusing on the relationship between psychology and theology. It addresses the issues and concerns that religion may bring into counseling sessions...

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Theology 202 Study Guide 1

work of God through the Holy Spirit, of placing in one who has faith, a new nature capable of doing the will of God. The Holy Spirit. 38. Bibliography is the theology of scripture Theology proper is the theology of God Christology is the theology of Christians Pneumatology is the theology of the Holy Spirit Anthropology is the theology of History What is total depravity? What is unconditional election? What is limited atonement? What is Irresistible grace? What is perserverance of the saints? What...

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Theology 201 Short Essay #1

Liberty University SE1 Robert David L22387948 Theology 201 Often time’s people are searching for a concrete place to anchor hope; the Bible provides a comprehensive and accurate account from God. The historicity of the Bible and the amount of people involved to write it makes the Bible the most valid book ever made. Many people have attempted to discredit the Bible and failed, I am going to attempt to walk you through this question and a few other questions. I pray that after you...

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Theology and Development

BRENT FRIESLAAR April 8, 2012 FACILITATOR: REV. DR. ISAIAS CHACHINE | Theology and Development | | Theological Reflection - Amartya Sen and Elaine Graham, Heather Walton and Frances Ward | This paper will deal with the importance of Theological reflection and it will argue that theological reflection is the responsibility of all individuals in the human race. In response to Amartya Sen’s work in Development as Freedom as well the treatment of theological reflection and the analysis of methods...

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Process Theology Research Paper

 A Select Issue in Contemporary Theology: Process Theology Friday December 14, 2012 Table of Contents Introduction 1 History of Process Theology 1 The god of Process Theology versus The God of Scripture 2 Conclusion 2 Bibliography 3 Introduction Process theology is a system created to try to find a common basis for science and theology. Process theology continues today but the god defined by process theology is not the God of Scripture and it is important to clarify the differences in order...

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Code Number: TH111E Course Title: Theology I - "Searching for God in the World Today" 0. Introduction 0.2 Our Search for God and Theology Introduction Topic 0.2 Our Search for God and Theology Objective: After this lesson, you will be able to explain the meaning, goals, and method of theology in AdU. “SEE” LET US “SEE” A. Student’s View of “Theology” B. The Story of Maria ...

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Who Needs Theology

Professor Richard Smallie Theology 216 28 January 2010 Who Needs Theology? Theology is defined as “any reflection on the ultimate questions of life that point toward God” (Grenz and Roger pg. 13). Theology makes up everyone’s life whether they know it or not. Everyone is a theologian in their own way. This book takes us through the process of understanding theology and putting it to practical use in our daily lives. It gives step by step instructions on how to practice theology and how to defend your...

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Critical Review of “Theology: the Basics”

Critical Review: Theology; The Basics By: Luke Knoll Survey Of Christian Beliefs Kerry Pretty Pacific Life Bible College Theology: The Basics; Critical Review As Christians we often believe certain things simply because it’s what our parents and the people around us believe. We often go about our Christian walk without ever giving thought or reason to why we believe what we do. The world of Christian Theology is a place where Christians can find answer to the ‘what and why’ of Christianity...

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Black Liberation Theology

Black Liberation Theology can be defined as the relationship that blacks have with god in their struggle to end oppression. It sees god as a god of history and the liberator of the oppressed from bondage. Black Liberation theology views God and Christianity as a gospel relevant to blacks who struggle daily under the oppression of whites. Because of slavery, blacks concept of God was totally different from the masters who enslaved them. White Christians saw god as more of a spiritual savior, the...

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4 MAT Review: Psychology, Theology, and Spirituality in Christian Counseling

Running head: PSYCHOLOGY, THEOLOGY, AND SPIRITUALITY 4 MAT Review: Psychology, Theology, and Spirituality in Christian Counseling Liberty University Psychology, Theology, and Spirituality in Christian Counseling Abstract In this book published in 1996 by Tyndale House Publishers, McMinn (1996) talks about integrating psychology, theology, and spirituality. The first two chapters talk about history and using religion in the counseling sessions, as well...

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4-Mat Review: Psychology, Theology and Spirituality in Christian Counseling

4-MAT Review: Psychology, Theology and Spirituality in Christian Counseling Liberty University McMinn, Ph.D., Mark R. Tyndale House Publishers, Inc. (1996) 4 MAT Review: Psychology, Theology and Spirituality in Christian Counseling Abstract Christian counseling is all about integrating psychology, theology and spirituality into counselor and clients lives. Psychology, Theology and Spirituality in Christian Counseling gives insight into how these three perspectives can be used to help individuals...

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John B. Cobb & David Ray Griffin "Process Theology, an Introductory Exposition"

& Griffin who are advocating process theism. God-love possesses absoluteness, but is also sensitive to the subjective experience of his creations. It should be noted that this selection is not focused on the definition of process theology, but merely how process theology changes the way we look at divine love. Process theism diverges from traditional theism's idea of divine simplicity and arrives at the new definition of God-love by recognizing the abstract essence of God (eternal/ absolute/transcendent)...

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Moral Theology

1. What is Moral Theology? Moral theology/Christian ethics is that branch of theological inquiry that studies in a systematic way the practical implications of God's revelatory intervention in Jesus Christ. It is concerned with the kind of people we ought to be and the kinds of actions we ought to perform or avoid. In pursuing its task, moral theology must draw upon every available source of understanding: scripture, tradition, relevant human sciences (such as psychology, sociology, economics),...

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Psychology, Theology, and Spirituality

1 Psychology, Theology, and Spirituality Liberty University Abstract McMinn, M. (1996). Psychology, Theology, and Spiritual in Christian Counseling: Wheaton, IL: Tyndale House Publishers. McMinn (1996) presents a comprehensive model on counseling process and techniques, as well as problems counselor faces in interdisciplinary integration within counseling, while maintaining a profession and personal...

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Reflection of Theology

Running head: Theology Reflection Paper Reflection Paper of Greater Understanding Horace Kip Rollins Theology 104, Liberty University During the lessons of this course in Christian Theology, I have found a greater understanding of three core concepts that have strengthened my understanding of what it means to be a Christian: First, personal testimonies are important in sharing the gospel of Jesus Christ. Second, if a person states they are a Christian, it does indeed matter how they live...

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Theology Focus Paper Theology is the study of religion and is an attempt to understand God as he is revealed in the Bible. Charles Hodge is well known for his leadership with Calvinism in America, along with his theological writings. Hodge always argued for authority of the Bible as the Word of God and develops his theological concepts in his book, “The Introduction to Hodge’s Systematic Theology”. Hodge’s ideas are very to the point and he quickly dissects theology being a science by making...

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Psychology, Theology, and Spirituality in Christian Counseling by Mark McMinn

4 MAT Review McMinn Lynetric Rivers Liberty University Abstract In the book, “Psychology, Theology, and Spirituality in Christian Counseling”, author Mark McMinn gives the reader information on how these three entities can work together in Christian counseling. McMinn offers several ways in which this can be done including the use of prayer, Scripture, confession, forgiveness, the effects of sin, and redemption in counseling sessions. Through narration of counseling vignettes displaying...

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theology notes/syllabus

Course Syllabus THEO 530 Systematic Theology II Course Description A course completing the study of systematic theology with special attention given to the doctrines of the person and work of Christ, the Holy Spirit, salvation, the church, and last things. Such issues as nature and extent of salvation, the origin, nature and future of the church, and the eternal state are explored. Rationale In relation to God, these doctrines are those that detail His work to glorify Himself in His...

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Thomas Aquinas Research Paper

faith versus reason, and theology versus philosophy. Christian belief relied on theology and faith without interference from reason, whereas the writings of Aristotle held reason and philosophy above all faith and theology. The constant feud between the two perspectives led to Western European corruption, most profoundly in the Catholic Church. St. Thomas Aquinas, a man who was capable of appeasing the turmoil, reformed thirteenth century Christianity by fusing theology and philosophy. Born...

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Christian Counseling: 4-MATT Review of McMinn

A 4-MAT Review: Psychology, Theology, and Spirituality in Christian Counseling Melyssa P. Warden Liberty University A 4-MAT Review: Psychology, Theology, and Spirituality in Christian Counseling Abstract McMinn, M. R. (1996). Psychology, theology, and spirituality in Christian counseling. Christian counseling integrates the fundamental specialties of psychology, theology, and spirituality into the counseling relationship. McMinn (1996) delivers this insightful guide into the profuse approaches...

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Knowing God

Knowing God Systematic Theology I Knowing God The study of God has been taken place for many centuries. There have been various well known theologians that have spent a life time studying theology. What is theology? Theology is the study of God. It has been a desire for many Christians to know God. It is a true fact that no one will ever know God fully. “No one knows the Son except the Father and no one knows the Father except the Son and those to whom the Son chooses...

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Feasibility Study

His superiors, seeing his great aptitude for theological study, sent him to the Dominican school in Cologne, where Albertus Magnus was lecturing on philosophy and theology. In 1245 Albertus was called to Paris, and there Aquinas followed him, and remained with him for three years, at the end of which he graduated as bachelor of theology. In 1248 he returned to Cologne with Albertus, and was appointed second lecturer and magister studentium. This year may be taken as the beginning of his literary activity...

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Mcminn 4mat

Psychology, Theology, and Spirituality in Christian Counseling Sondra Rule Liberty University Summary The author of this book Mark McMinn explains how psychology, theology, and spirituality can all be integrated into Christian counseling. He discusses the difference between the three overlapping principles. He wrote this book especially for Christian counselors, pastors, as well as students so that they may clearly understand the meaning of the three principles...

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4 Mat Review McMinn

 La Dawn M. Brooks Psychology Theology and Spirituality in Christian Counseling Liberty University April 25, 2015 Summary The book review that will be given in this paper is that of Dr. Mark McMinn’s Psychology, Theology, and Spirituality in Christian Counseling. In the first chapter opening pages McMinn briefly writes about religion within the counseling office environment, and exposes the oppositions Christian counselors face as they incorporate religious interventions...

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Faith Integration

things. For instance, two people can observe the identical event and explain it differently based on the bias of their worldview. A Christian worldview can be defined as a single worldview that all Christians share and can be deemed as core theology or the theology that most all Christians agree upon, which is a short list. Wesleyan Quadrilateral The Wesleyan Quadrilateral is a four-source system of theological reflection that forms the core beliefs of the Methodist Church and is attributed to the...

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The Ends of Beginnings

divisions of theology. 1. Theology Begins with Prolegomena: a. Pro Means to Go before; b. Lego Means to Say or Speak 2. Bibliography: the Theology of Scriptures 3. Theology Proper: Theology of God 4. Christology: Theology of Jesus Christ 5. Pneumatology: Theology of the Holy Spirit 6. Anthropology: Theology of Man 7. Hamartiology: Theology of Sin 8. Soteriology: Theology of Salvation 9. Angelology: Theology of Angels 10. Ecclesiology: Theology of the Church ➢ 11. Eschatology: Theology of Last...

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Transformed World View

to preach about the wrath of God? (INSERT ANSWER HERE) Chapter 16, “Goodness and Severity” (pp.158-166). 1. What is the Santa Claus theology? Concentrates on God’s goodness, a person believes that it doesn’t matter what they do, because God will still look kindly upon them. There is no relevant fear of God. When they develop this theology, it’s a negative view of God because they don’t understand where He stands on evil things… (i.e.) such as Idolatry (159-160) 2. What is the...

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4 Mat Review Entwistle

 4-Mat Review Entwistle Liberty University Shakeya Haith 4-Mat Review Entwistle Summary Can psychology and theology be integrated? Does it really need to be integrated? This is a topic of great debate in psychology at this present time. Integrative approaches to psychology and Christianity present different approaches to embracing psychology and Christianity. There are many different areas of focus throughout the text but I perceive the main focus to be on integrative approaches in...

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Darwin World View

when needed species can adapt and survive in their environment. Even though Darwin views evolution as amazing and beautiful it is morally and theologically offense for some people. One of these people is William Paley, a major supporter of Natural Theology. Because these people do not want to believe that there is no God they try to create coexistence between religion and science. Although Darwin accepts and observes the theory of evolution to be astonishing and of an aesthetic outlook, there are also...

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Chhi 520

In Learning Theology with the Church Fathers, Christopher Hall discusses the doctrinal beliefs of the early Christian leaders while Christianity was in its fledgling state of development. Much of what is discussed by Hill in his book is the standard for what the beliefs on the subject will be throughout the church’s history. The topics in Hill’s book are important because the church father’s findings concern these issues establishes the church’s beliefs on these doctrinal topics. Hill’s approach...

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Theology 201: Theology Proper

Theology 201 Theology Proper The study of God is known as Theology Proper. This study is vital in knowing and experiencing the one true God. God goes by many names and He has revealed Himself to us, through His word and though revelation. By studying Theology Proper we can discover much about the Character of God like His attributes, His law and His will. When studying Theology Proper there are two different...

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McMinn 4Mat Review

 A 4-MAT Review System: Psychology, Theology, and Spirituality in Christian Counseling Summary This book is a guide to religious issues in counseling and refers to relevant interventions that are readily available for Christian counselors to assist their clients. Mark McMinn (2011) mentions three essential categories in counseling which are psychology, theology and spirituality. Each area offers a personal and professional challenge...

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Evil, The Problem

theodicy is that not all theologies are consistent or hold identical positions (Elwell, pg 1184). Elwell also states, that the “free will defense is an inappropriate answer to the problem of moral evil, since the notion of freedom involved in the free will defense is incompatible with the freedom involved in the Calvinistic system (Elwell, pg 1184).” Elwell writes about another theodicy which is the soul building theodicy, this theodicy rests upon a rationalist theology (Elwell, pg 1186) John Hick...

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Free Will and Predestination in Islam

against every possibility of hardship. This view came to be known as fatalism4 Fatalism had been ingrained into the minds of Arabs for centuries and to a large degree, survived the transition into Islamic Arabia and been integrated into Islamic theology. Because of this it was fairly shocking when some Muslims began to promote the idea that an individual was capable of controlling his or her destiny through their own choices and actions. The Islamic idea of free will and predestination was centered...

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Our Spiritual Growth

I really thanked God that He came to my live and convert it. Our experience of God leads us to an understanding of God starts with Jesus come in our lives, we notice Him, ponder Him, and treasure Him. The second step of spiritual growth is the theology, what we know of God. It is different from knowing “about” God which is only a human thought and knowledge about what is God, what are His works , what the characteristic of God, etc. ‘Know of God” is more than that. Know of God is truly know and...

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History of God

several names including: Allah, Yahweh, The Holy Trinity, Jah, Maasai, Ishvara, Baquan, Kisaski, of course there are many other but these are the majority of names. “We find the idea of God equally in ancient Israelite folk religion, Christian theology, modern philosophy of religion, and in the recent debates about the “intelligent design” that the world supposedly manifests.” (Talkreason, 2007). In Western culture, the word God refers to one superlative holy being, the divine unity of definitive...

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Aristotle, Thomas Aquinas Fact files

Thomas Aquinas is described as "a witty child" who "had received a good soul." At Monte Cassino, the quizzical young boy repeatedly posed the question, "What is God?" to his benefactors. Theology and Philosophy At the forefront of medieval thought was a struggle to resolve the relationship between theology (faith) and philosophy (reason). People were at odds as to how to unite the knowledge they obtained through exposure with the information they observed naturally using their mind and their senses...

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Problem of God

or other human qualities we limit our perception of who God is and more important who God is not. Two books which largely argue this point are Sexism and God-Talk by Rosemary Radford Ruether and Quest for the Living God: Mapping Frontiers in the Theology of God by Elizabeth A. Johnson. Both theologians demonstrate the effects of limiting God to a human construction and the effects that such an act can have on a human’s understanding of religion in its role in the cosmos. In the Gospel of Luke the...

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The Death of Christ in Pauline Epistle

was formulated theologically by Origen and Gregory of Nyssa, although it was first hinted at by Ignatius. THE DEATH OF CHRIST AND THE PURPOSE OF GOD For Paul, the theology of the cross is rooted in his understanding of the divine purpose and of God as the primary actor in the drama of salvation. Paul atonement theology is rooted in his understanding of God’s righteousness, wrath and love. The basis for understanding the necessity of the atonement begins with an understanding that man separates...

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Francis Bacon's New Atlantis

universe, he pointed the way that science, as a new civil religion, might take in developing such a theory. Bacon divided theology into the natural and the revealed. Natural theology is the knowledge of God which we can get from the study of nature and the creatures of God. Convincing proof is given of the existence of God but nothing more. Anything else must come from revealed theology. Science and philosophy have felt the need to justify themselves to laymen. The belief that nature is something to be...

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4 MAT Review System 1

and Christianity were both created by God and that the two can merge with one another to provide a well rounded structure for counseling the whole person. According to Entwistle (2010, p.3), “As systems of thought, both psychology and Christian theology provide useful perspectives through which we can study and understand human behavior, and together they can give us a more complete and accurate picture of human nature and functioning than either perspective can provide alone.” This is the basis...

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Baptist Confessional Paper

Hampshire Baptist Confession and the Free- Will Baptist Confession. The Basis of the New Hampshire Confession rests on the Calvinistic view of theology verses the Free-Will Baptist whose foundation is rooted in the Armenian aspects of theology. The very core of the differences between these two confessions lies in the positions of Armenian and Calvin theology, which will be the focus of this paper. An added difference, which warrants a little time is the stance the Free Will, took from the New Hampshire...

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The Philosophy of Humanism: Critical Review of the Humanist Worldview

The Philosophy of Humanism By Corliss Lamont (1902-1995) Critical Review of the Humanist Worldview Doctor of Religious Studies Department Biblical Studies and Theology By Richard Jones "There is no place in the Humanist worldview for either immortality or God in the valid meanings of those terms. Humanism contends that instead of the gods creating the cosmos, the cosmos, in the individualized form of human beings giving rein to their imagination, created the gods." A worldview...

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Divine Revelation

 IS DIVINE REVELATION A VALID SOURCE FOR THEOLOGY? Lim K Tham What is Revelation? Our starting point is to understand the concept of revelation. A simple definition of revelation is this: revelation is the disclosure or unveiling of something that has been concealed. It is the lifting of an obscuring veil, so as to disclose something that was formerly hidden. It is of a different order from our ordinary matter-of-fact knowing of the world in that the initiative lies with that which is known...

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We Come

God Theology from Greek meaning theo meaning “God” and logy meaning study is the systematic and rational study of concepts of God and its influences and of the nature of religious truths, or the learned profession acquired by completing specialized training in religious studies, usually at a university or school of divinity or seminary. God was described in terms derived from ancient Greek philosophy. God is said to be as all powerful, all-knowing and transcendent. "Transcendent" meaning beyond...

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Entwistle Book Review

allowing effective therapy, where the therapist becomes a type of shepherd that invites the client into the goodness of God and introduces Christ as his savior. Psychology attempts to understand, describe, and diagnose human behavior but Christian theology seeks to understand “what it means to be human” (Entwistle, 2010, p. 3). In the end Entwistle (2010) reoccurring theme throughout the book is that this integration is possible because “all truth is God’s truth” (p. 13). All the reasoning, precise...

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Love is Gold

Schedule of Lectures for Theology 151:Christian Commitment Requirements and Grading System 1. Class Standing ( 4-5 Quizzes) 20% 2. Two Term Papers 10% 3. Mid-term (Oral) 30% 4. Final Oral Exam 40% =100% A 93-100 master of the subject, insights from the perspective of the whole book B+ 87-92 clear answers, correct answer and some insights from the books B 83-86 right answers but mainly taken from the lectures C+ 79-82 low understanding and doubtful of their answer C 75-78 vague...

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Caliban Upon Setebos

him. He attempts to account for the cruelties that persist on the island and justify his god's malevolent actions. Caliban's increasingly convoluted explanation demonstrates one of the difficulties the Victorian world was having with religion: theology was having to become more and more contorted to explain both the facts of the modern world and the findings of modern science. Many found it increasingly difficult to maintain traditional ideas about a just God and Caliban struggles with the same...

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Calvins Epistemology

from The University of Paris when he was only fourteen.3 There he studied at the College de Montaigu in the theology department.4 Humanism was a big focus around this time, rather than scholasticism (during the Middle Ages this was the prominent theology of the Catholics). Even though there was a large movement for church reforms, Gerard Calvin advised John to study law rather than pursue theology after they severed ties with the church. In obedience to this, he did so, and three years later, after studying...

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The 6 dimensions of Religion

most likely to be mainly about reason taking to account that scholars are most likely to rely on reason than on faith. The revealed theology is the part of faith, learning about God through revelation where the natural theology is learning about God through reason. Scholars will not always have the opportunity to learn about God and the religion through revealed theology which comes through faith, therefore their observations will be merely through reason. Another factor that affects the study of religions...

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