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Theology 201- etzel, liberty university- exam 1
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Jesus (word) came in flesh
law of the Lord-- nature is god/law of God
2 Peter 1:21
prophecy carried along by holy spirit through humans; spoken by God;
2 peter 3:15-16
lords patience means salvation; letters (bible) contain things ignorant people distort
nature displays gods invisible qualities;god has been made plain to them; wrath of God is being revealed
the Bible which includes rather detailed treatment of matters both scientific and historical, is fully true; every detail in the Bible can be verified scientifically- historical as accurate
Theological dogma or speculation concerning angels
Sees some aspects of human nature as a revelation of God.
(argument for existence of god)
The study of humankind (culture and their development)
The attribution of human characteristics or behavior to a god, animal, or object
The study of the theological doctrine of the Bible
The fact or status of being canonical (Canonical means connected with or allowed by the laws of the Christian church)
Christian theology relating to a person, nature, and role of Christ.
One of the traditional arguments for the existence of God/ In the realm of our experience, everything that we know is caused by something else/ There cannot be an infinite regress of causes, for if that were the case, the whole series of causes would never have begun/ There must be some uncaused cause or unnecessary being; the scientific study of the origin and structure of the universe.
(argument for existence of god)
The writers recorded God's words without any participation of their own styles or personalities. They mechanically recorded the words of scripture, much as a secretary might write down the words they were told to write. This view asserts that God dictated the Bible in its entirety.
summary statement of the teaching on a particular theological topic
emphasizes the combination of divine and human elements in the process of inspiration and of the writing of the bible; this view believes God provided the enabling needed for the transmission of truth which the writers of scripture were commissioned to deliver. This made them infallible in matters of faith and practice but not in areas of nonreligious character. Parts of the Bible are inspired, primarily those related to faith and practice. The Bible merely contains the Word of God, only certain portions of Scripture are inspired, such as prophetic passages, or that certain portions of the Bible are more, or less, inspired than others.
The study of churches
The theory of knowledge, especially with regard to its methods, validity, and scope/ The investigation of what distinguishes justified belief from opinion
The part of theology concerned with death, judgment, and the final destiny of the soul and of humankind
holds that the Bible is completely true (not necessarily exact as absolute inerrancy). Holds that the general idea is true.
It's in universal scope and content; God speaks to all people, all places, all times
spiritual enlightenment; In the spiritual sense is "turning on the light" of understanding in some area
there is an influence of the holy spirit on the authors of scripture, but involving only a heightening of their normal powers, an increased sensitivity, and perceptivity with regard to spiritual matters.
a person who embodies in the flesh a deity, spirit, or abstract quality.
without error or fault in its teaching
supernatural influence of the holy spirit on the scripture writers that rendered their writing an accurate record of the revelation or that resulted in what they wrote actually being the word of god; The relaying of [divinely] revealed truth from the first recipients to others then or later
The act of explaining the meaning of something
Theory makes inspiration largely a high degree of insight. (a natural endowment) No different from plato or buddha
Subject to limitations of their time; Bible's technical details & language restricted to its time yet totally true for our salvation
any story to justify another story; a narrative about a narrative or narratives
The created universe is studied to determine certain truths about God and about human nature
Argument that God, being defined as most great or perfect, must exist, since a God who exists is greater than a God who does not (argument for existence of god)
God personally reveals himself to an individual
a condition or system in which two or more states, groups, principles, sources of authority, etc., coexist.
the branch of Christian theology concerned with the Holy Spirit.
Refers to God directly revealing truths about his nature to people. 'Proposition' indicates that the revelations are facts from God or about God and therefore for theists, they are true and beyond doubt or debate.
God's communication of truth to humans of what they need to know in order to relate to & share life with Him
the doctrine of salvation
god reveals himself in a particular way, time, place, people, and available only through 'sacred' texts
The belief that supernatural or divine beings and phenomena intervene in human events
an argument that focuses primarily on orderliness or apparent purpose in the universe. (argument for existence of god)
The Inerpretive journey
a religious belief system about God or ultimate reality. Commonly refers to the ordered, systematic study or interpretation of the Christian faith and experience of God based on God's divine self revelation.
The sub-discipline of Systematic Theology which deals with the being, attributes, and works of God
Insists that the holy spirit's influence extends beyond the direction of thoughts to the selection of words used to convey the message. (each exact word spoken by God)
The Implications of the Gospel
The Gospel and Cultural Engagement
cultural engagement is necessary to put god in a culture
The Gospel and Pluralism
many paths to god--religion found in various religious beliefs
The Gospel and Biblical Interpretation
Worldview as a matter of the Heart
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