theological system

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Noun1.theological system - a particular system or school of religious beliefs and teachings; "Jewish theology"; "Roman Catholic theology"
system of rules, system - a complex of methods or rules governing behavior; "they have to operate under a system they oppose"; "that language has a complex system for indicating gender"
theology, divinity - the rational and systematic study of religion and its influences and of the nature of religious truth
Christian theology - the teachings of Christian churches
liberation theology - a form of Christian theology (developed by South American Roman Catholics) that emphasizes social and political liberation as the anticipation of ultimate salvation
natural theology - a theology that holds that knowledge of God can be acquired by human reason without the aid of divine revelation
procession, emanation, rise - (theology) the origination of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost; "the emanation of the Holy Spirit"; "the rising of the Holy Ghost"; "the doctrine of the procession of the Holy Spirit from the Father and the Son"
foreordain, predestinate, predestine - foreordain by divine will or decree
reprobate - abandon to eternal damnation; "God reprobated the unrepenting sinner"
reveal - disclose directly or through prophets; "God rarely reveal his plans for Mankind"
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Synopsis: In "40 Questions About Calvinism", Shawn Wright (who is the Professor of Church History at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary and a Pastor at the Clifton Baptist Church in Louisville, Kentucky) tackles many issues about the theological system known as Calvinism.
He places most of the weight of his argument on Tillich's pneumatology in the third volume of his Systematic Theology, which he characterizes as both the climax and provocative matrix of his theological system. The book is a much-revised version of his 2002 doctoral dissertation at The Chinese University of Hong Kong.
Furthermore, a theological system wherein an attitude such as "the smart money goes here" gets rewarded tells as much about the believer as it does about his god.
He recommends reading Dumitru Staniloae's work from the point of view of the religious experience, because ,,the specific way Dumitru Staniloae understands the religious experience puts his mark on his theological system" (Frunza 2016, 19).
Though eschewing a deep consideration of John Calvin's relationship with other reformers seems wise, other decisions, such as the choice not to define what would "count" as Calvinism, beg the question: Is Calvinism a theological system, a polity, or some mixture of both?
1960) creatively engaged science with religion, creating a theological system in which the two not only coexisted but supported each other and in which miracle stories served as a helpful reminder of God's wisdom.
For whereas in propounding other Anglican tenets, she so adjusted her definitions of doctrine as to leave the choice of possible and opposite interpretations to the discretion of her members; when speaking of this, the fundamental axiom of her whole theological system, she rose for the moment to the authority of a Teacher, and consented to put on the robe of infallibility, in order to promulgate with greater force the dogma of her own liability to error.
Another challenging characteristic of orthodox theological system is the structure, the philosophy and the content of the curricula.
Ballor suggests that Musculus may have been the first Reformed theologian to have given the topic of covenant its own locus in a theological system, and he therefore pays considerable attention to Musculus' relationship not only to earlier medieval thought (especially in the Franciscan tradition) but also to his contemporaries Heinrich Bullinger and Calvin as well as to later Reformed theologians.
As an analytical thinker, Haldane does not hesitate to criticize tendencies to consider Thomism a complete, self-sufficient philosophical and theological system. 'Thomists need now to have the courage and the humility to draw upon the best that has been thought and said in the tradition that runs from Moore to Russell to Putnam and Kripke in order to renew Christian religious philosophy' (16).
Followed by: "I'm telling God." Nice to know the dinner lady comes before God in his theological system. Maybe that's because God (that's him on the right) just separated night from day, made the seas, the land, the animals and man.

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