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Noun1.protology - the study of origins and first things; "To Christians, protology refers to God's fundamental purpose for humanity"
discipline, field of study, subject area, subject field, bailiwick, subject, field, study - a branch of knowledge; "in what discipline is his doctorate?"; "teachers should be well trained in their subject"; "anthropology is the study of human beings"
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Both Gregory's protology and eschatology are in continuity with those of Origen.
Lewis gives us a Narnian protology in his The Magician's Nephew.
4) The connection of protology and eschatology we find in Jesus' sayings and deeds fits neatly within this newer paradigm: the saving act of God's eschaton is already in motion within this world in conflict with and working to overcome the evil of this world.
28) See Warren Austin Gage, The Gospel of Genesis: Studies in Protology and Eschatology (Winona Lake, IN: Carpenter Books, 1984).
But in that case does God choose eternally to be good, rejecting and yet retaining in himself an evil that is no longer only possible, as the protology tells us (self-origination and creation), and not even separable and then consumable as eschatology antinomically declares (judgment and apocatastasis)?
Turner depicts the shift of emphasis from the Timaeus in Middle Platonism to the Philebus and Parmenides in subsequent Neoplatonic speculators and the Platonizing Sethian treatises, the latter abandoning by the third century "all interest in the Genesis protology in favor of a transcendental theology" (pp.
He also draws on materials associated with the eastern Valentinian Theodotus in order to distinguish the more primitive Christology, soteriology, and protology of eastern Valentinianism from the more elaborate theories of the western systems.
The opening chapters of Genesis provide a protology for the history of Israel, and place the stories of the family of Abraham and of the people Israel within the framework of creation and world history.
Reale's book is divided into four parts respectively entitled: The Essential Methodological Groundwork; The Second Voyage and the Two Levels of Plato's Metaphysics; The Structural Connections between the Theory of Ideas and the Protology; and The Doctrine of the Demiurgic Intelligence and its Relations with the Protology.
He develops a clear arc between a Christian protology and soteriology: the same God who creates is the same God who saves, working from within the natural order to elevate and transform those made in God's divine image.