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  YourArt.com >> Encyclopedia >> christianity   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
Western Christianity in the Middle Ages was characterized by cooperation and conflict between the secular rulers and the Church under the Pope, and by the development of scholastic theology and philosophy.
As the European Enlightenment took hold, Christianity was confronted with the discoveries of science (including the heliocentric model and the theory of evolution), and with the development of biblical criticism (linked to the development of Christian Fundamentalism) and modern political ideologies such as Liberalism, Nationalism and Socialism.
Christian mobs, sometimes with the government support, have destroyed pagan temples and oppressed adherents of paganism (such as the philosopher Hypatia of Alexandria, who was murdered by a Christian mob).
www.yourart.com /research/encyclopedia.cgi?subject=/christianity   (4616 words)

 Christianity - Free Encyclopedia of Thelema
Christianity is an Abrahamic religion based on the life and death by crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus of Nazareth as described in the New Testament.
Christianity originated in the First century A.D. According to Acts 11:19 and 11:26 in the Christian New Testament, Jesus' followers were first called Christians by non-Christians in the city of Antioch, where they had fled and settled after early persecutions in Judea.
Crucial beliefs in Christian teaching are Jesus' incarnation, atonement, crucifixion, and resurrection from the dead to redeem humankind from sin and death; and the belief that the New Testament is a part of the Bible.
www.egnu.org /thelema/index.php/Christian   (4603 words)

 Christian theological controversy - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Christians have had theological disagreements since not long after the time of Jesus.
Theological disputes have given rise to many schisms and different Christian denominations.
In the early years of the Christian church, these chiefly took the form of small sects or movements; as time went on, key doctrines were established, most of which are still taught in the Anglican Church, Roman Catholic Church (RCC) and the Eastern Orthodox Church (EOC).
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Christian_theological_controversy   (1654 words)

 Christian theology - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
It has been suggested that Christian theological controversy be merged into this article or section.
Christian theology practices theology from a Christian viewpoint or studies Christianity theologically.
The history of Christian theology interwines with Church history and covers important developments in philosophy and in the history of ideas.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Christian_theology   (496 words)

 > Christianity at abcworld.net   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
Christian Love is basic to many forms of Christianity, based in part on Christ's answer to the question, "Which is the greatest commandment?" To which he answered, "You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind.
Christians accept the Old Testament as part of their Biblical canon, but they neither consider the Qur'an to be a book of divine revelation or a part of their faith nor agree with Islam's view that Jesus was a prophet, on par with Muhammad.
Christian martyrs in the first three centuries were crucified, torn apart by chariots, cut down, or impaled on pikes in much the same manner as other Roman political prisoners and rebels.
abcworld.net /Christianity.html   (4837 words)

 St. Olaf College | Academic Catalog
Christian theological reflection on the significance of visual art and consideration of selected art works as visual expressions of theological meaning.
Christian groups in present and history are compared to discover forms, functions and theologies of worship illuminated by connections to Judaism, Israel, and other religions.
Special attention is placed on the theological controversies which led to the formation of the Christian community's central doctrines: God as Trinity, Jesus Christ as divine and human, salvation as divine action and human response.
www.stolaf.edu /catalog/0002/academicprogram/religion.html   (3512 words)

 Christianity   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
Although Christians are monotheistic, the one God is thought, by most Christians, to exist in three divine persons (Greek Hypostasis), called the Trinity.
The [[Christian cross and its many variations are traditional Christian symbols.]] As of 2005, Christianity is the world's most widely practiced religion, with 2.2 billion adherents (followed by Islam with 1.3 billion, Hinduism with 1.05 billion (150 million Yoga followers included), and the nonreligious with 774 million).
During the Crusades, Christian atrocities against Jews in German and Hungarian towns, later also in those of France and England, and in the massacres of non-combatants in Palestine and Syria initiated a tradition of Christian anti-Semitism, which was further bolstered by the blood libel cult, and continued into the 1500s by the Spanish Inquisition.
christianity.ask.dyndns.dk   (5128 words)

 The Unitarian Controversy and Its Puritan Roots
This division-between those who believed that there were certain dramatic and specific and steps to love and faith in Christian life and those who awaited a slow and individualistic development of mature love and trust-would, more than a century later, be at the heart of the arguments in the Unitarian controversy.
Calvinist Congregationalists insisted that Christian fellowship must be limited to members in agreement concerning many areas of doctrine, including the nature of God, human nature, and the nature of salvation.
Ever since the controversy and still today, however, it is not unusual for ministers and lay members to switch about, from one of these associations to the other, and even back again.
www.uua.org /uuhs/duub/articles/unitariancontroversy.html   (3393 words)

It is not a particularly new controversy but it is one that is becoming increasingly divisive within the church in our pluralistic age.
The Christian scriptures are clear that Jesus came as a servant, one who clearly and consistently rejected the uses of power to achieve his purposes.
As Christians, we are committed to Jesus Christ as the definitive expression of God's character and purpose and the central core of our faith.
www.witherspoonsociety.org /controversy.htm   (1631 words)

 The Restorationist Controversy
Often, in theological disputes among close allies, the differences troubling the parties have to do with numerous related matters, though the issues are not all articulated in their more focused debates.
The Restorationist controversy also involved confused issues of authority and church governance in a rapidly growing movement whose organizational structures had often developed informally and without consistency, and hopes for future Universalist growth.
Thus the Restorationist controversy was at once a theological dispute, a cluster of wrenching adjustments in personal relationships, and an institutional crisis of the fledgling Universalist denomination.
www.uua.org /uuhs/duub/articles/restorationist.html   (2981 words)

 St. Olaf College | Academic Catalog 2004-06
Examining essential Christian beliefs with special attention to their implications for the moral life, students in this course will analyze the meaning and truth of Christian symbols and claims about God, Christ, creation, fall, providence, redemption, etc., and explore their bearing upon ethical perspectives and principles, moral character and community and societal institutions and practices.
Christians affirm that God created the world in and through Christ and continues to sustain it by the Holy Spirit.
We study the different ways in which Christians have sought to understand God’s role in their lives by correlating their own experiences with the classic beliefs, symbols and values of the Christian faith.
www.stolaf.edu /catalog/academicprogram/religion.html   (3377 words)

 Alternative worship: Encyclopedia topic   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
Alternative worship, also known as alt.worship, is a synonym for the Emerging Church (Emerging Church: the emerging church is an incipient ecumenical movement within the christian church...
For decades, fewer and fewer people were involved with Christian churches in the UK.
While modernism (modernism: Practices typical of contemporary life or thought) placed an emphasis on reason, science, conquest and objectivism, Postmodern Christian (Postmodern Christian: postmodern christianity may be described as a christian reaction to and assimilation of post...
www.absoluteastronomy.com /reference/alternative_worship   (240 words)

 Communio Articles on ANT and OAR
Part II ended with an article defining theological and philosophical parameters for considering ANT based on criteria provided by Veritatis splendor for the grounding of bioethics.
Stuart W. Swetland and William L. Saunders: Joint Statement on the OAR Proposal: A Response to Criticisms.
Christian Brugger: ANT-OAR: A Morally Acceptable Means for Deriving Pluripotent Stem Cells.
www.communio-icr.com /ant.htm   (436 words)

 PCA Historical Center Collection: John M.L. Young Papers   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
He then attended Westminster Theological Seminary in Philadelphia from 1935 to 1937, before transferring to Faith Theological Seminary, where he graduated in 1938.
During this time he helped to plant three churches and was cofounder of the Japan Christian Theological Seminary.
At that institution he taught systematic theology and also served as the president of the school from its founding in 1954 until 1966.
www.pcanet.org /history/findingaids/youngjml.html   (1511 words)

 Oral Contraceptive Controversy
These papers come to different conclusions about the possible abortifacient effect of oral contraceptives, reflecting in a microcosm the controversy that has recently surrounded this issue in the larger pro-life community.
This position is held on the basis of theological and philosophical concerns that we have not addressed here, and which must be evaluated on their own merits apart from the considerations that we have taken up in this forum.
The reproductive revolution: a Christian appraisal of reproductive technologies, sexuality and the family.
www.aaplog.org /oral.htm   (663 words)

 Library/IT: Internet Resources
Developed by members of the American Theological Library Association as a resource for collection development, research, and teaching this gateway links to a variety of websites related to hymnody and psalmody, libraries with hymnal and psalter collections, and projects related to the topic (Hymnody in American Protestantism and the Dictionary of American Hymnology).
The Henry Martyn Centre for the Study of Mission and World Christianity is located at the University of Cambridge and is part of the Cambridge Theological Federation.
The list includes those schools accredited by the Association of Theological Schools (ATS) as well as other institutions not accredited by ATS and is indexed alphabetically, geographically, and denominationally.
www.ants.edu /ftlibrary/other/internet.htm   (8271 words)

 Leithart.com | Theological Controversy
Also this regarding the post-Nicean controversies with Arianiam (quoting from RPC Hanson): "people holding different views were using the same words as those who opposed them, but, unawares, giving them different meanings from those applied to them by their opponents." Sounds rather familiar, apart from the "unawares" bit.
Miniatures & Morals: The Christian Novels of Jane Austen
Heroes of the City of Man: A Christian Guide to Select Ancient Literature
www.leithart.com /archives/001026.php   (233 words)

 Christian Theological Studies
Christ's Atoning Sacrifice Pt 2: The Extent of the Atonement (Spurgeon)
The Lordship Controversy and The Carnal Christian Teaching (Part 1)
The Lordship Controversy and the Carnal Christian Teaching (Part 2)
www.abideinchrist.com /links/theology.html   (469 words)

 Skeptical Inquirer: Was the 'Rare Earth' Hypothesis Influenced by a Creationist?
Surprisingly, at the dawn of the twenty-first century," says Darling, "religious influence is once again being brought to bear on the question of whether or not the Earth is somehow special.
Without many people realizing it, debate in astrobiology is being actively manipulated by deeply held theological beliefs."
Darling's revelations come in a chapter "Rare Earths and Hidden Agendas" in Life Everywhere: The Maverick Science of Astrobiology (Basic Books/Perseus, 2001).
www.findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_m2843/is_6_25/ai_79794362   (408 words)

 Christian Theological Seminary
Roger A. Bullard on Howard Clark Kee, editor, The Bible
Bruce Epperly on John Cobb, On Being a Thinking Christian, 404
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www.cts.edu /Library/Index.cfm?NavID=9&PageID=518   (183 words)

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