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Course: Building Your Theology HD (eBYThd)
Glossary: Glossary for Lessons 1-4
A

Analog

Used to describe a quality of thinking where we recognize various degrees of confidence in certain beliefs

Anthropology

In theology, it means the study of the doctrine of man.
C

Calvin

Key Reformer and theologian. Wrote the Institutes of Christian Religion.

Cassian

Medieval theologian (360-435 AD) who believed that a passage of Scripture had four different kinds of meanings

Christology

The doctrine of Christ
D

Deference

Respectful submission to the judgment of another

Dogma

According to the medieval church, these were unquestionable doctrines established by the church councils.

Dordt

Name of city in Holland where a synod debated the Arminian controversy and decided in favor of the Five Points of Calvinism

E

Ecclesiology

The doctrine of the church

Erasmus

Humanist author from the time of the Reformation

Eschatology

Doctrine of the end times

Exegesis

The process of extracting the proper interpretation of a passage of Scripture
G

General

Word used to describe the kind of revelation that comes to all of humanity through nature and history
H

Hermeneutics

The study of the proper interpretation of Scripture

Hodge

Last name of famous theologian from Princeton (1797-1879). First name: Charles. Wrote Systematic Theology.

Huguenots

Reformed Christians persecuted in France during reformation
I

Illumination

The Holy Spirit’s work in giving insight into special revelation

Immanence

Attribute of God, referring to His closeness to man, especially His kindness, mercy, love, tenderness, patience, and presence
K

Knox

Last name of Scottish reformer
L

Logos

Greek word (transliteration) for the science, doctrine, or study of something. It also means "word."

Luther

Theologian who is considered the initiator of the Reformation. He posted his 95 Theses on the door of the Wittenburg church in 1517.
N

Niebuhr

Last name of theologian that expressed five different positions regarding the relationship between Christians and culture

Noetic

Referring to the mind, this term is used to categorize the intellectual effects of sin.
O

Obscure

Hard to understand

Orthodoxy

Right or straight thinking

Orthopathos

Right or correct feelings or emotions

Orthopraxis

Right behavior or practice
P

Pneumatology

In theology, it is the doctrine of the Holy Spirit.

Polyvalence

In theology, it is a term used for the medieval notion that a Bible passage had several different meanings.

Postmodern

Philosophical term used to describe the skeptical and subjective reaction against the rationalism and the scientific methods of modernism
Q

Quadriga

Name for the approach of John Cassian for interpreting Scripture, in which he assigned four different kinds of meanings to the same Bible passage
R

Reciprocity

Quality of affecting each other mutually

Reformed

Calvinistic school of theology, with emphasis on transcendency of God, unity of Scripture, and transformation of culture

Revelation

God's communication of truth to man
S

Soteriology

The doctrine of salvation

Special

Name given to revelation that is for only certain segments of humanity, and that is especially for the purpose of revealing Christ
T

Theos

Greek word for "God" (transliteration)

Thomas

First name of famous theologian from Aquinas who lived during the Middle Ages (1225-1274). He is considered a key theologian by Roman Catholics. Wrote Summa Theologica.

Transcendence

Attribute of God, referring to His superiority to man, especially His eternality, immutability, sovereignty, aseity, omnipotence, and omnipresence
U

Univalence

In theology, it refers to the quality of having only one meaning.