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  Christian theology - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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.
Biblical Theology - studying theology as it is presented and develops through the Bible by focusing on progressive revelation.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Christian_theology   (496 words)

 Christianity - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Christianity is a monotheistic religion centered on the life and teachings of the character of Jesus of Nazareth, known by Christians as Jesus Christ, recounted in the New Testament.
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.
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).
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Christianity   (4468 words)

Theology, without any further modification, is invariably understood to mean supernatural theology, that is, the science of God and Divine things, in as far as it is based on supernatural Revelation.
Moral theology, on the other hand, is limited to those doctrines which discuss the relations of man and his free actions to God and his supernatural end, and propose the means instituted by God for the attainment of that end.
Nor is moral theology confined to the exposition of those duties and virtues which cannot be shirked if man wishes to attain his last end; it includes all virtues, even those which mark the height of Christian perfection, and their practice, not only in the ordinary degree, but also in the ascetical and mystical life.
www.newadvent.org /cathen/14601a.htm   (9481 words)

 Liberation Theology (by Ron Rhodes)
In liberation theology, the basic authority in interpretation ceases to be Scripture; it is rather the mind of the interpreter as he "reads" the current historical situation.
Certainly, evangelicals have little right to criticize the theology of liberation if they are not prepared to criticize possible deficiencies in their own theology in regard to caring for the poor and oppressed of our world.
This is the Christian counterpart to "dependency theory." The revolution so earnestly sought in society will best be accomplished as greater numbers of people in that society experience the revolution of new birth and the ongoing renewal of life in Christ.
home.earthlink.net /~ronrhodes/Liberation.html   (5495 words)

 Philosophy and Christian Theology
In the history of Christian theology, philosophy has sometimes been seen as a natural complement to theological reflection, while at other times the advocates for the two disciplines have regarded each other as mortal enemies.
Thus, theology might provide us with information sufficient to conclude that Jesus Christ was a single person with two natures, one human and one divine, but leave us in the dark about exactly how this relationship between divine and human natures is to be understood.
The third reason is that a great deal of academic theology moved away from defending the claims of orthodox Christian theism in traditional ways, often seeking devices for re-interpreting these claims in ways congenial to contemporary modes of thought which often ran contrary to the methods employed in analytic philosophy.
plato.stanford.edu /entries/christiantheology-philosophy   (4842 words)

 Violence in Christian Theology by J. Denny Weaver
Rather than defining what Christians did on the basis of what Jesus said or did, the operative norm of behavior for Christians became what was good or necessary to preserve "Christian society." And in determining what was good for society, the emperor rather than Jesus became the test case.
I note without elaboration that this church is a pacifist church, whether that stance is because Christians did not wield the sword and shed blood or because of the idolatrous nature of the army's religious commitments.
If Christians are uncomfortable with Christianity as a violent religion, the first step is to recognize the extent to which formulas of classic theology have contributed to violence both overt and systemic.
www.crosscurrents.org /weaver0701.htm   (10247 words)

 Christian Theology
The word "theology" comes from two Greek words meaning "God" and "word." Combined, the word "theology" means "study of God." Christian theology is the study of what the Bible teaches and what Christians believe.
Many believers treat Christian theology as something that is dividing, something that should be avoided.
Understanding what the Bible says about the various areas of Christian theology is key to spiritual growth and effectiveness in the Christian life.
www.gotquestions.org /Christian-theology.html   (225 words)

 Aberrant "Christian" Theology
A number of religious groups claim to be Christian, but have distorted basic Christian theology to such a degree that the group (or at least part of their theology) can no longer be considered Christian.
The LDS church attacked Christianity first, so this is merely a defense against LDS claims of Christian apostasy.
However, the doctrines of the Christian church are clear from the Bible and the writings of the early church fathers.
www.godandscience.org /cults   (949 words)

Christians are not required to follow the ceremonial laws, because Jesus has liberated them from that responsibility.
Non-reconstructionist Christians generally divide these laws into three classes: moral, civil and ceremonial law, and generally believe that most Old Testament laws are no longer binding on Christians.
The primacy of the Hebrew Scriptures, relative to the Christian Scriptures (New Testament).
www.religioustolerance.org /reconstr.htm   (2302 words)

 Basic Christian: Theology, Answers to Life's Questions, 132 Topics
The image to the Christian is one that the Christian has had a conversion the Christian now recognizes the kingdom of God and has chosen to live in God's heavenly kingdom while choosing to die to self and the worldly system.
Signifying this decision the Christian is baptized in water signifying dead to this world and alive to Jesus, also signifying a washing and cleansing renewal in the new sinless life with God.
These people are Christians First and foremost and they then function in society, but the world recognizes their Christ like attributes despite their circumstances and the world calls them Christians.
www.basicchristian.org /theology.html   (18061 words)

 Christian Theology
The Christian conception of Deity is centered in the doctrine of the Trinity.
Process Theology speaks of "the consequent nature of God" which is similar to the image of the Supreme in The Urantia Book and essentially the same as the immanence concept of God in traditional theology.
This greatly simplified presentation of the major Urantia Book deviations from traditional Christian theology is neither adequate nor convincing of its quality; but it may help those unfamiliar with the book to focus their reading and thinking on areas most critical to the adoption of a new paradigm of spiritual reality.
urantiabook.org /archive/readers/doc598.html   (2344 words)

The Center nurtures theology that is catholic and evangelical, obedient to Holy Scripture and committed to the dogmatic, liturgical, ethical and institutional continuity of the Church.
We are a Christian fellowship serving the Christian faith and the renewal of the Church of Jesus Christ."
Christian Theology in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries: An Annotated Bibliography
www.wabashcenter.wabash.edu /Internet/theology.htm   (2367 words)

 Amazon.co.uk: Christian Theology: An Introduction: Books   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
He shows the architecture of Christian theology to be comprised of biblical studies, historical theology, pastoral theology, philosophical theology, and systematic theology.
He looks at issues of natural theology, scriptural revelation and authority, the importance and limitation of reason as a source of theology, the various ways in which tradition gets used as source material, and the issues and controversies surrounding direct religious experience as a valid source of theology.
Systematic theology is not a type of theology per se, but rather it is a type of types of theology.
www.amazon.co.uk /exec/obidos/ASIN/0631225285   (1735 words)

 Christian Theological Seminary
While we cannot fully know the scope of this new world, we are confident that excellently trained people will thrive and participate in ministries that bless the people of God.
Therefore, the Christian Theological Seminary family is happy to invite you to a place where a culture of excellence in service to God and humanity is being cultivated."
The Christian Theological Seminary Student Association has announced its new officers for the 2006-07 school year.
www.cts.edu   (127 words)

 eBay - christian theology, Nonfiction Books, Religions, Spirituality items on eBay.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
A New Systematic Theology of the Christian Faith by...
Christian holiness: A precis of ascetical theology by G
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 Encyclopedia of Christian Theology   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
The classic Dictionnaire Critique de Thèologie (Nouvelle Edition), is now accessible to a wide English-speaking readership in need of an authoritative, incisive, and up-to-date ecumenical reference to this enduring field of study.
This monumental set covers over 500 events, doctrines, individuals, theories, and schools of thought that comprise the study of the Christian religion across all of its denominations.
The 250 contributors—all carefully selected specialists at the world's leading centers for religious scholarship—analyze both the essential building blocks of theology as well as its most complex aspects and concerns, making this work an invaluable resource for laypersons as well as university-level students and scholars at the highest levels.
www.routledge-ny.com /ref/christiantheology   (300 words)

 Basic Christian
Christianity is Not a Religion and it is not a Philosophy.
To desire to be a Christian is to desire to be a child of God, to be a person in a personal relationship with God.
To become a Christian is to partake in the actual event of receiving God the Holy Spirit inside of our own human spirit and therefore creating a new Spiritual life inside of us.
www.basicchristian.org   (2504 words)

 Christian Theology, Second Edition - By: Millard J. Erickson - Christianbook.com
Christian Theology is a technical/semi-technical work, requiring knowledge of Hebrew and Greek (Erickson has added Greek transliteration to go along with the existing Hebrew transliteration).
Its meticulous analysis of the major issues in theology will prove helpful to all theology students, and Erickson's chapter summaries and study questions easily lend themselves to the classroom setting.
Christian Theology is an indispensable tool for pastors, students and church leaders.
www.christianbook.com /Christian/Books/product?item_no=21820   (573 words)

 QUODLIBET Online Journal of Christian Theology and Philosophy
"Latin American theology has prioritised the place of praxis in its theological method, which is the distinguishing feature of liberation theology.
Gustavo GutiĆ©rrez is, because of both his integral role in liberation theology’s early history and because of the lucidity of his exposition, one of the key spokespersons of the movement.
The individual outside of this faith-stance (the non-believer) is unable to come to the Christian faith of his or her own accord.
www.quodlibet.net   (1305 words)

 Spirit-filled Online Theology Degrees, Online Theology Courses, Online Christian Theology Distance Education
The aim of the theology courses in our online theology degree program is to provide you with a theological education that will not only help you understand the Bible but will also transform your life.
If you are a Christian minister or worker and you desire a systematic study of Scripture, this is an ideal program for you.
An intensive study of the six foundational experiences of the Christian life as found in Hebrews 6:1,2: repentance from dead works, faith towards God, doctrine of baptisms, laying on of hands, resurrection of the dead, eternal judgment.
www.cluonline.com /concentrations/Theology.htm   (2411 words)

 True Christian Theology
Theology in Society Theology and Politics Marriage and Family Theology and Finances Other Religions Textual Criticism Recommended Links Recommended Books
I firmly believe that there is much to gain from the study of theology.
In all honesty, what good would it be for us to spend our lifetime pursuing economic or social advancement to such an extent that it would deny us of time to study God's revelation.
www.truechristiantheology.com   (285 words)

 Spirit-filled Online Theology Degrees -- Earn Your Christian Distance Learning Theology Degree Online
He wants to be intimately involved in the process of shaping your theology, and He will give you a true, burning desire to read His Word and know His truth.
At cluonline.com/testimonies you will find many more stories of how God is using this online theology degree program to transform the lives of people just like you all around the world.
In the Theology Concentration you will find complete course descriptions and be able to view the syllabi for our theology courses on-line.
www.cluonline.com /online-theology-degree.htm   (877 words)

 Christian Theology by H. Orton Wiley
By searching these files, users will have access to a wealth of information: a virtual encyclopedia of theological terms and a succinct history of doctrine.
Christian Ethics or the Life of Holiness 7
This text may not be redistributed in any for-profit form or mirrored at any other website without the express, written consent of the Wesley Center.
wesley.nnu.edu /holiness_tradition/wiley   (192 words)

 Bible and Theology Answers - ChristianAnswers.Net
The popular delusion that the Bible is full of mistakes is often agreed upon by Christians as well as non-Christians.
Many Christians naively assume that the Garden of Eden was located near the modern Tigris and Euphrates rivers.
The Christian celebration of Christ's resurrection deals with many important facets of Christianity and Jesus' divine nature.
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 Dispensationalism ?   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Jude agrees that Christian doctrine was settled at the time of the writing of his Epistle, but that heresy was creeping into the church.
Dispensational theology centers upon the concept of God's dealings with mankind being divided into (usually) seven distinct economies or "dispensations", in which man is tested as to his obedience to the will of God as revealed under each dispensation.
Orthodox Christian doctrine, on the other hand, adamantly teaches that man is dead in trespasses and sin, cannot improve his condition in the slightest, and that it is Christ alone who justifies the ungodly.
users.frii.com /gosplow/disp2.html   (9961 words)

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