Sunday, November 27, 2022, 11:44 PM
Site: Thirdmill Online Courses
Course: Building Systematic Theology (eBST)
Glossary: Glossary for Lessons 1-4
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Sanctification

This term can refer to several different aspects of righteousness: a. first righteousness, or definitive righteousness for Christians, b. progressive ongoing holiness in Christians, and c. being set apart from the rest of the world, even though a person is not a Christian.

Scholasticism

School of theology during the medieval period, that put great emphasis on the use of Aristotelian logic

Soteriology

The doctrine of salvation

Syllogism

A logical argument in which two or more premises lead to a conclusion. For example, "1. All men are mortal. 2. Socrates is a man. Conclusion: Socrates is mortal." 

Syncretism

The practice of mixing religions or mixing philosophy with religion.

Systematic Theology

A systematic presentation of all the doctrinal truths of the Christian religion.