Glossary for Lessons 1-3
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In theology, it is the doctrine of man.
The study of the Bible
Process of using several different arguments to defend a point of view.
Belief that the spiritual world is good, but the material world is evil
The doctrine of the Church
The doctrine of the last things
Process of focusing on only one point of a Bible passage that has the purpose of communicating other points as well
It sometimes means a person is declared righteous when he believes in Christ, as in Romans 3:28, and it sometimes means a person is shown to be righteous in his way of life, as in James 2:24.
Belief system that emphasizes the need to go beyond reason to receive revelation through spiritual ecstasy
A philosophical school rooted in, but including new ideas by philosophers such as Plotinus.
Theology during the period of 150-600 A.D.
A meaningful sentence that declares something which can be evaluated either as true or as false.
Belief system that emphasizes the uses of reason and human reflection
The process of using a series of Bible passages with similar content to present an argument for a theological point of view
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.
School of theology during the medieval period, that put great emphasis on the use of Aristotelian logic
The doctrine of salvation
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."
The practice of mixing religions or mixing philosophy with religion.
A systematic presentation of all the doctrinal truths of the Christian religion.
An indicative sentence that asserts as directly as possible at least one factual theological claim
The doctrine of God