Glossary for Lessons 1-4
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Used to describe a quality of thinking where we recognize various degrees of confidence in certain beliefs
In theology, it means the study of the doctrine of man.
Key Reformer and theologian. Wrote the Institutes of Christian Religion.
Medieval theologian (360-435 AD) who believed that a passage of Scripture had four different kinds of meanings
The doctrine of Christ
Respectful submission to the judgment of another
According to the medieval church, these were unquestionable doctrines established by the church councils.
Name of city in Holland where a synod debated the Arminian controversy and decided in favor of the Five Points of Calvinism
The doctrine of the church
Humanist author from the time of the Reformation
Doctrine of the end times
The process of extracting the proper interpretation of a passage of Scripture
Word used to describe the kind of revelation that comes to all of humanity through nature and history
The study of the proper interpretation of Scripture
Last name of famous theologian from Princeton (1797-1879). First name: Charles. Wrote Systematic Theology.
Reformed Christians persecuted in France during reformation
The Holy Spirit’s work in giving insight into special revelation
Attribute of God, referring to His closeness to man, especially His kindness, mercy, love, tenderness, patience, and presence
Last name of Scottish reformer
Greek word (transliteration) for the science, doctrine, or study of something. It also means "word."
Theologian who is considered the initiator of the Reformation. He posted his 95 Theses on the door of the Wittenburg church in 1517.
Last name of theologian that expressed five different positions regarding the relationship between Christians and culture
Referring to the mind, this term is used to categorize the intellectual effects of sin.
Hard to understand
Right or straight thinking
Right or correct feelings or emotions
Right behavior or practice
In theology, it is the doctrine of the Holy Spirit.
In theology, it is a term used for the medieval notion that a Bible passage had several different meanings.
Philosophical term used to describe the skeptical and subjective reaction against the rationalism and the scientific methods of modernism
Name for the approach of John Cassian for interpreting Scripture, in which he assigned four different kinds of meanings to the same Bible passage
Quality of affecting each other mutually
Calvinistic school of, with emphasis on transcendency of God, unity of Scripture, and transformation of culture
God's communication of truth to man
The doctrine of salvation
Name given to revelation that is for only certain segments of humanity, and that is especially for the purpose of revealing Christ
Greek word for "God" (transliteration)
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.
Attribute of God, referring to His superiority to man, especially His eternality, immutability, sovereignty, aseity, omnipotence, and omnipresence
In theology, it refers to the quality of having only one meaning.