Christian theology

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Noun1.Christian theology - the teachings of Christian churches
free grace, grace of God, grace - (Christian theology) the free and unmerited favor or beneficence of God; "God's grace is manifested in the salvation of sinners"; "there but for the grace of God go I"
theological system, theology - a particular system or school of religious beliefs and teachings; "Jewish theology"; "Roman Catholic theology"
Christology - the branch of theology concerned with the person and attributes and deeds of Christ
Jesuitism, Jesuitry - the theology or the practices of the Jesuits (often considered to be casuistic)
patristics, patrology - the study of the lives, writings, and doctrines of the Church Fathers
polemics - the branch of Christian theology devoted to the refutation of errors
soteriology - the branch of Christian theology that deals with salvation as the effect of a divine agency
Nativity, Virgin Birth - the theological doctrine that Jesus Christ had no human father; Christians believe that Jesus's birth fulfilled Old Testament prophecies and was attended by miracles; the Nativity is celebrated at Christmas
Parousia, Second Advent, Second Coming, Second Coming of Christ, Advent - (Christian theology) the reappearance of Jesus as judge for the Last Judgment
agape - (Christian theology) the love of God or Christ for mankind
grace, saving grace, state of grace - (Christian theology) a state of sanctification by God; the state of one who is under such divine influence; "the conception of grace developed alongside the conception of sin"; "it was debated whether saving grace could be obtained outside the membership of the church"; "the Virgin lived in a state of grace"
consubstantial - regarded as the same in substance or essence (as of the three persons of the Trinity)
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Each vacation he brought home a new book or two, indicating his progress through different stages of history, Christian doctrine, and Latin literature; and that passage was not entirely without results, besides the possession of the books.
It sounds more like Paganism to me," Rodney groaned, as he reviewed the situation into which her Christian doctrine was plunging them.
The secret of the strength of Catholicism, and of the deep root that it has taken in the ordinary life of man, lies precisely in this--that it steps in to invest every important event in his existence with a pomp that is so naively touching, and so grand, whenever the priest rises to the height of his mission and brings his office into harmony with the sublimity of Christian doctrine.
The professor's original work receives Biblical notations, philosophical discussions, and new content reflecting current scientific debates, and these expansions of theme result in a modern theological discussion ideal for classrooms and seminaries where students are considering the evolution of Christian doctrine and some of its foundation beliefs.
The Christian doctrine of the Trinity defines God as three consubstantial persons, expressions, or hypostases: the Father, the Son (Jesus Christ), and the Holy Spirit; "one God in three persons".
These were powerful cultural influences on Bible teaching and Christian doctrine and tradition.
She was a former member of Our Lady of Lourdes Parish, where she taught Christian Doctrine and served as a Eucharistic Minister both at the church and at Radius Healthcare Center.
An excellent source of information about the subject of changes needed in Christian doctrine is the work of the highly respected scholar and author, retired Episcopalian Bishop John S.
How could the Anglican church seriously teach the Christian doctrine that homosexual sex is wrong if it would bless relationships in which such activity is fundamental?
Accordingly, the whole modernist enterprise that the Gifford lectures named was based upon a decisive metaphysical mistake vis-a-vis the Christian doctrine of God.
In what seems to be a discussion of The Christian Doctrine, for instance, quotations from Aquinas are slipped in and detectable (unless one has either or both texts fully in memory) only by reference to the footnotes at the back of the book.
In restating these "certain indispensable elements of Christian doctrine," however the declaration refers to certain churches lacking a "valid" office of bishop and a "genuine" eucharistic mystery--namely, most Protestant churches--as "not churches in the proper sense.

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