Glossary for Lessons 1-4
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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.
Kind of logical reasoning that starts with premises, then draws a necessary conclusion
A synthesis and explanation of biblical teachings on a theological topic
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
View of God that makes Him impersonal, overemphasizing how far He is removed from the universe in space and time. In this view, God does not interact with man.
Attribute of God indicating that He is Involved in the universe in space and time
Kind of logical reasoning that begins by observing particular facts, then draws a probable conclusion
Missing or weak element in reasoning from particulars to probable conclusions. It may mean failing to take into account possible exceptions or overstating the probability of the conclusion.
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.
Theological debate that tries to determine the order of the eternal decrees
Belief system that emphasizes the need to go beyond reason to receive revelation through spiritual ecstasy
A philosophical school rooted in Plato, but including new ideas by philosophers such as Plotinus.
View of God that overemphasizes how He interacts with man in space and time, leaving Him less able to control the universe
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
Attribute of God, indicating that He is above all limitations of the creation, including space and time