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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Shell's admittedly speculative introduction to The Glass of the Sinful Soul explores Elizabeth's psychology in relation to Christian theology and English nationhood.
Sex and uncertainty in the body of Christ; intersex conditions and Christian theology.
Similarly his justification for appealing to Christian theology and dogmatics remains undetermined.
Thus, his theology may go beyond the bounds of acceptable Christian theology. John says that "God is a spirit," and we know the "cosmic Christ" of Colossians.
YOU WILL NOTICE I BEGIN WITH A QUESTION: Why is the city so important for Christian theology? The question has been stated in different terms throughout the history of Christian reflection.
What would a helpful Christian theology of health care entail?
Targeting students, teachers, pastors, and theologians, The Thiselton Companion to Christian Theology was originally conceived as a teaching tool.
British scholar of theology Hill examines major Christian theologians from the apostolic fathers and the beginnings of post-biblical theology, to Duns Scotus as the last great representative of the golden age of medieval Christian theology. He offers overviews of the life and theology of the figures, and includes comprehensive bibliographies of their works and secondary literature concerning them.
Part 1, primarily historical, describes the emergence of Christian theology in five Asian countries: India, Indonesia, China, Japan, and South Korea.
219-77), then gives his conclusions in "The Banquet and Christian Theology" (pp.
Serene Jones's application of the notion of strategic essentialism to feminist theology might be enlisted to aid the move towards the sanctification of women, though she appears to stop short of Irigaray's notion of "divine women." We might further hope that "divine women" become invested in the construction of divine economies, rather than merely reinscribing the ambivalent myth of the woman as the "designated giver." Wasteful these economies may still seem to the logic of neo-classical economic theory; but not to the more inclusive economies exemplified in McFague's Life Abundant which proposes that new approaches such as ecological economics may help to reconstruct a Christian theology that too long has portrayed God the economist in the image of classical economic theories.
It is a question of an adequate, believable, and liberating Christian theology. Humans--male and female--are adequate, albeit partial, symbols of God's own image.

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