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TH 601 Terms (Test 1)
These are the terms that are listed on the Erickson study guide. Some of the definitions are coming from Erickson's Systematic Theology...others are generic definitions. This set is for Dr. Olinger's 1st test for the online class.
Terms in this set (72)
a belief or doctrine, feeling or attitudes, and a way of life or manner of behaving.
study or science of God. the discipline of describing, analyzing, criticizing, and organizing the doctrines.
A coherent statement of the doctrines of the Christian faith drawn from all of the Bible. Grudem: "Any study that answers the question, what does the whole Bible teach us today about any given topic?"
older (German) term for systematic theology (Emphasizes the inherent authority of the doctrines)
theological content of the OT and NT or individual books. Also, this could refer to any theology that is truly biblical.
studies the various systematic theologies taught by various theologians throughout the history of the church.
the study of how to best apply theological truths to the life of the church and the world (including preaching, Christian education, counseling, evangelism, missions, church administration, worship, etc.)
analogy of faith (p. 73)
asks "what do we believe?" The whole Bible must be taken into account when we interpret Scripture...harmonizing it.
analogy of Scripture
asks "what does the Bible say?"
the doctrine that knowledge is acquired by reason without resort to experience
A form of religious belief and practice involving sudden insight and intense experiences of God
A popular Enlightenment era belief that there is a God, but that God isn't involved in people's lives or in revealing truths to prophets.
A belief in God who takes an active supervisory role in each of our lives like the God of the Bible
Belief that the divine reality exists in everything. "Everything is God."
It is the study of all aspects of human kind, biological, cultural, and linguistic, past and present, throughout the world, using a holistic approach.
Doctrine of Salvation
Doctrine of Last Things
Doctrine of the Church
Belief that a genuine saving knowledge about God that may be gathered from nature apart from Bible (aka Apologetical theology).
Nature, history, and constitution of the human being point to a powerful and wise person...a creator.
God reveals himself through the Bible and Jesus; for those who are exposed to the Bible
Clarity in statement or expression
Every word of the Bible is fully inspired by God
The act of saying words for someone else to write down
God's communication to humans of truth that they need to know in order to relate properly to God.
Later revelation builds on earlier revelation, complementing and supplementing, rather than contradicting.
supernatural influence of the Holy Spirit on the writers of Scripture to write the actual record of the revelation of God or the Word of God
being fully truthful in all that it affirms when correctly interpreted in light of culture and its specific purpose
The right to command belief and/or action
Guiding into truth, calling to remembrance the words of Jesus, enabling man to perceive or understand the message of the writers
tradition (p. 284)
cosmological argument (pp. 182-83)
teleological argument (p. 183)
anthropological argument (pp. 183-84)
ontological argument (p. 184)
?man has a religious bent?
attribute, quality, and characteristic (p. 291) [+]
essence, substance, and nature (p. 292) [+]
incommunicable and communicable attributes (pp. 292-93)
immanent and transitive attributes (p. 293)
absolute and relative attributes (p. 293)
natural and moral attributes (p. 293)
spirit (p. 294)
anthropomorphism (pp. 294, 304)
person (p. 295)
eternity (p. 297)
God is eternal, omnipresent, omnipotent
God fully inhabits all space as well as transcends all space.
God's presence and activity within nature, human nature, and history
God is separate from and independent from nature and humanity
To be everywhere present in created space at all times
God is able do all things consistent with his holy nature
The ascription of human emotions and actions to God
God's all-knowing nature
God's uniqueness from creation and His absolute purity or goodness
God's holiness applied to His relationships to other beings.
God administers His law and requires that people conform to it.
Being True: God is the real God.
Telling the Truth: God does not lie.
Proving True: God keeps all his promises.
God's eternal giving or sharing of himself.
God's concern for the welfare of those whom He loves; Unselfishly seeking our ultimate welfare
God deals with people not on the basis of their merit or worthiness, but according to their need; God deals with them on the basis of HIS goodness and generosity.
God's tenderhearted, loving compassion for His people
unity of God (p. 348)
??Doctrine. Developed by Origen (185-254). The Logos or Word is always in the process of being generated or created. Eternally begotten. No temporal beginning. Critical in distinguishing Christianity from Hellenistic philosophy??
??For eternity past Jesus Christ was known as the Son of God??
procession of the Spirit
monarchianism (pp. 358-59)
modalism (pp. 359-60)
patripassianism (p. 360)
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