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  The International Study Commission on Media, Religion and Culture: Listserve
Christian theology for much of its life has largely ignored the cultural influence of media in their analysis and reflections.
Christian faith in the west early on adapted and defined itself significantly within the philosophy and politics of Greco-Roman Hellenism, a strongly literate culture.
For Christians with roots in this culture and whose social and political power is tied closely to these cultural characteristics, the changes brought by electronics are seen as destructive and a threat to the interests and integrity of Christian faith.
www.iscmrc.org /english/christnmedia.html   (1417 words)

 Theology - Christianity Knowledge Base - a Wikia wiki
Given the overwhelming influence exercised by Christianity, especially in pre-modern Europe, Christian theology permeates much of Western culture and often reflects that culture.
The history of Christian theology interwines with Church history and covers important developments in philosophy and in the history of ideas.
Apologetics - studying Christian theology as it compares to other worldviews in order to give a defense of faith and to challenge others' beliefs.
christianity.wikia.com /wiki/Theology   (624 words)

  Biographical Dictionary of Christian Theologians — www.greenwood.com
University of Dayton: The Biographical Dictionary of Christian Theologians will prove to be a vital resource for anyone engaged in the study of theology....Clear, concise articles and well-focused bibliographies give both the beginning student and the specialist the essential tools to pursue further study.
Entries are restricted to theologians who died before 1994, when this project was begun.
Included are profiles for the most important and representative theologians from the Catholic, Orthodox, and Protestant traditions, with special attention to theologians of the English-speaking world.
www.greenwood.com /catalog/GR9649.aspx   (699 words)

  List of Christian theologians - Biocrawler   (Site not responding. Last check: )
This is a list of notable Christian theologians.
If a particular theologian crosses over two centuries, they may be listed in the latter century or in the century with which they are best identified.
List of Methodist theologianscs:Seznam křesťanských teologůfr:Théologiens chrétiens célèbres
www.biocrawler.com /encyclopedia/List_of_Christian_theologians   (60 words)

  Philosophy - The Christian Arsenal
Below listed are some great resources for the consideration of the subject of Philosophy from a Christian perspective.
A Defense of the Rational Christian Faith - Philosophical arguments for the rationality of the Christian faith.
Society of Christian Philosophers - The Society of Christian Philosophers was organized in 1978 to promote fellowship among Christian Philosophers and to stimulate study and discussion of issues which arise from their Christian and philosophical commitments.
www.christianarsenal.com /Philosophy.htm   (567 words)

  What is Christian Worship?   (Site not responding. Last check: )
However Christian experience is that our relationships with other people must be put into the context of a relationship with God, or those relationships will start to become unbalanced.
Intercession is particularly important to Christian life, because it is one of the key elements in the pattern of "exchange" that I referred to in a previous article.
However in the Catholic tradition, a standard list of seven was identified in the 12th Century.
geneva.rutgers.edu /src/christianity/worship.html   (1330 words)

Islam, theological discussion which parallels Christian theological discussion has, in the modern period, been a minor activity, and that the Islamic analogue of Christian theological discussion would more properly be the investigation and elaboration of Islamic law.
In Eastern Christianity, there is more emphasis on prayer than on intellectual thought and study as a means to learn about God, and so as the proper form of "theology".
More generally, however, many theologians consider that, because the topics considered in theology touch on the theologians' deepest commitments and beliefs, it is impossible to study theology with complete detachment: the study of theology is "self-involving" in a way that makes some kinds of objectivity difficult.
www.findthelinks.com /religion/theology.htm   (1464 words)

 The Ministry Report: Guest Commentary: "Goodbye, Theologians"
The term, "theologian", as you point out, has become and archaic term in many ways; and, is going to create for the "next generation" (21st-century) believer a mine-field of questions that simply cloud the issue at hand for our day...
No doubt that the position of theologian was a part of the overall change that took place at that time and is nothing more than an offshoot of the whole issue of the separation of clergy and laity which is a much larger issue to be dealt with in the church.
Too often, theologians fall into the habit of examining an issue until all of the meat has fallen off the bones and nothing is left but the bones, without any life, reminding us of the Pharisees and Sadducees of old who have their modern day counterparts in the office of the theologian.
www.ministrytodaymag.com /blog/2006/09/guest-commentary-goodbye-theologians.html   (10380 words)

 Alibris: Theologians
A veteran theologian and minister offers his wise counsel to beginners in the field on the difficulties of practicing theology in a church often skeptical of theological pursuit.
Theologians are increasingly looking to cultural analysis and criticism, rather than philosophy, as a dialogue partner for cross-disciplinary studies.
The Identity of Christianity: Theologians and the Essence of Christianity from Schleiermacher to Barth
www.alibris.com /search/books/subject/Theologians   (923 words)

 Faith and Theology: Essential paintings for theologians   (Site not responding. Last check: )
To make the list manageable, Kim imposed the following limits: Western art only (so no icons, no African or Asian art); paintings only (with one necessary exception); paintings “with a signature” (so no anonymous works such as manuscript illuminations); only one work per painter; and finally, Christ himself must be depicted in the painting.
I was happy to see Caravaggio listed, but I think The Crucifixion of St. Peter or, my favorite, The Conversion on the Way to Damascus are much more dramatic.
Idols are used to manipulate the deity, icons attempt to mediate the divine: they are objects of witness, not worship; prayers, not magic words.
faith-theology.blogspot.com /2006/01/essential-paintings-for-theologians.html   (1254 words)

 Soc.Religion.Christian   (Site not responding. Last check: )
It is intended both as an introduction to Christianity for non-Christians, and as an introduction to many of the ideas discussed commonly in soc.religion.christian, such as the Trinity, sacraments, and the role of the Bible.
The Christian Classics Ethereal Library and Theology from a Bunch of Dead Guys have writings of major Protestant theologians (as well as Catholics and others).
Their list of Christian Net Resources is also more interesting than many.
geneva.rutgers.edu /src/index.html   (903 words)

 Dead Theologians Society - Content   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Whatever side a believer takes with regard to any issue, Christian charity demands that he accurately portray the issue in question, lest he be guilty of erecting a straw man in order to tear him down.
As Christians, we dare not judge the heart while we understand that we have a duty to judge words and actions (John 7:24).
As a "theonomist" I am constantly amazed that many Christians, some of whom are otherwise theologically sound, are given to displays of irrational anger and hyperbole when someone dares make the claim that the principles of justice found in Old Testament Israel should be applied by the Civil Magistrate today.
deadtheologians.net /modules.php?name=Content&pa=showpage&pid=6   (296 words)

 Reformed Internet Discussion Groups
GenevaNet, which was established at the beginning of October 1997, is an unmoderated list for the discussion of issues relating to faith and practice within the context of Reformed Evangelical Christianity, with a particular emphasis on the European scene.
Theonomy (the version discussed on this list) is one of the tenets of the Christian Reconstruction movement, which is a highly controversial movement that some holding to the Reformed faith adhere to.
Intended primarily for informed laymen, the aim of the list is to increase the participants' understanding of Van Til's thought and subsequently to apply it to the various forms of unbelief found in contemporary non-Christian worldviews.
www.covenant-urc.org /links/lists.html   (2129 words)

 Christian Meaning Of Names? The List Of Christian Meaning Of Names"?
Christian meaning of names include for example the well established fact that Timothy means "twin".
Christian meaning of names also will indicate for instance that Peter, the first pope of the Roman Catholic Church, is a modern Anglicized version of the Latin name meaning "rock" or stone.
Some theologians speculated that John the favorite apostle of Jesus Christ may have had a very outwardly young appearance which would explain why the Christian mean of names in his case would indeed be "young."
www.bardito.com /language/christian_meaning_of_names.html   (210 words)

 Victims of the Christian Faith?
Listed are only events that solely occurred on command or participation of church authorities or were committed in the name of Christianity.
Christian Emperor Theodosius (408-450) even had children executed, because they had been playing with remains of pagan statues.
Christian chronicler Eckehard of Aura noted that "even the following summer in all of Palestine the air was polluted by the stench of decomposition".
www.sullivan-county.com /nf0/nov_2000/vic_chris.htm   (5233 words)

 The Contrary, Heavenly, and Cardinal Virtues
Early Christian Church theologians adopted these virtues and considered them to be equally important to all people, whether they were Christian or not.
Christian Church authorities called them the three theological virtues because they believed the virtues were not natural to man in his fallen state, but were conferred at Baptism.
Continuing the numerological mysticism of Seven, the Christian Church assembled a list of seven good works that was included in medieval catechisms.
deadlysins.com /virtues.html   (271 words)

 More on Theologians
Others have argued that, say, in Islam, theological discussion which parallels Christian theological discussion has, in the modern period, been a minor activity, and that the Islamic analogue of Christian theological discussion would more properly be the investigation and elaboration of Islamic law.
To the extent that theology relies upon the religious practitioners' own terms, it is likely to be explored by those who have some kind of commitment to those terms: i.e., by those who are either practitioners of the religion, or sympathisers.
The study of theology, such theologians argue, is (if undertaken seriously and with an open mind) likely to lead to personal transformation of some sort - although that transformation might take many different forms.
www.artilifes.com /theologians.htm   (1529 words)

 Christian network links for Africa
The first Christians in Egypt were mostly Jews and Greeks who were living there, but by the end of the second century large numbers of native Egyptians were joining the church, and the scriptures were translated into three local languages.
In the 3rd century the Christians suffered several persecutions from the Roman rulers, and in Egypt some fled as refugees to the deserts.
Christianity began to spread southward from Ethiopia in the 12th and 13th centuries, but only slowly, because of Arab naval supremacy in the Indian Ocean.
www.fortunecity.com /meltingpot/cecilian/777/index.htm   (1389 words)

 Cover story -- Theological Disputes: The List
Though not an exhaustive list, it is a substantial representation of the range of people subject to papal discipline during the past 26 years.
The list was compiled by Tara Harris, assistant to the editor.
In 2001 Gutiérrez joined the French province of the Dominicans in a move that was seen as an attempt to distance himself from the conservative Cardinal Juan Luis Cipriani Thorne, the conservative archbishop of Lima.
www.natcath.com /NCR_Online/archives2/2005a/022505/022505h.php   (1610 words)

Progressive Christianity - The Center for Progressive Christianity publishes books and curricula for Christians who are faithful to Jesus but have doubts about the church or some of its doctrines.
Lebh Shomea is a Christian contemplative eremitical House of Prayer in a South Texas desert setting open to all seekers.
The Center for Sexuality and Religion - The primary goal of CSR is to establish the positive relationship between human sexuality, spiritual health and justice by providing clergy and laity with information, education, training, techniques and skills that foster and advocate the attitudes and values for sexual and spiritual heath and justice.
www.etss.edu /ly_lus_religious.shtml   (2479 words)

 Ancient and Future Christian Reading List
Contraception was virtually universally opposed by Christians of all stripes before the Anglican church paved the way for its use in Protestant denominations in the 1930s.
It is a verifiable trend that young Christians are embracing conservative and orthodox expressions of faith.
Thus, postmodern Christians are seeking an ancient and future faith, one that embraces the past for the future, rather than ignoring the past completely.
www.ancient-future.net /apcbooks.html   (3488 words)

 A Short Course on Christianity, 4, Spirituality, Christianity
The Christian scriptures were first written and disseminated in koine Greek that was a form of a lingua franca of that world.
The challenge was to maintain that Christianity and the revelation of the God of Abraham are in continuity.
You will find a list of the books of the bible elsewhere that are regarded as the official books of the Christian religion.
1stholistic.com /Prayer/Christianity/hol_Christianity-course-4.htm   (765 words)

 Sophomoric Theologians - Telic Thoughts
The challenge of liberal theology may not appear to be much of a challenge to orthodoxy in the grass roots but the more liberal theology is embraced by theologians in general and some of those at the grass roots level, the challenge may eventually become more prominent.
Christianity there not only does those things, it grants courage in the face of persecution, even persecution unto death.
Christian theology is all over the map on this, and my personal view is entirely irrelevant.
telicthoughts.com /sophomoric-theologians   (9013 words)

 Amazon.com: "First Christian Theologians"   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Early Christian Fathers: A Selection from the Writings of the Fathers from St. Clement of Rome to St. Athanasius (Oxford Paperbacks) by Henry Bettenson
The Divinization of the Christian According to the Greek Fathers by Jules Gross
Desert Christians: An Introduction to the Literature of Early Monasticism by William Harmless
www.amazon.com /First-Christian-Theologians/lm/1TP30SCI9L9I1   (354 words)

 Influential Christian Theologians, century by century
priest, theologian and Cardinal, a most influential theologian very active in the ecumenical movement he was once removed from teaching or publishing for a time by the
John Stott (1921-) Anglican oriest, he has written over 40 books, including Basic Christianity and The Cross Of Christ, and has founded The London Institute for Contemporary Christianity in 1982 of which he is now the honorary president.
stressing the importance of Christian tradition and the wisdom of the Church through the centuries.
biblia.com /theology/theologians.htm   (1179 words)

 The Top 50 Books That Have Shaped Evangelicals | Christianity Today | A Magazine of Evangelical Conviction
In a letter with his nominations, Notre Dame historian Mark A. Noll wrote that the list "strikes me as an imposing task, because there are so many good and important books, but also because it is so hard to figure out who 'we' are." True.
The Penn State professor confronted North American Christians with the shocking truth that they were not the center of the universe.
Madeleine L'Engle told CT that when she tried to be a Christian with her "mind only," she ceased to believe.
www.christianitytoday.com /ct/2006/october/23.51.html   (1973 words)

 Christian Evolutionist Resources
RICHARD G. Dr. Colling is a fundamentalist Christian and chair of Biology at a fundamentalist Christian college, and also author of Random Designer: Created From Chaos To Connect With Creator.
Christian Evolutionism at the ASA website (American Scientific Association, an organization of Evangelical Christians who are scientists,includes both old-earth creationists and theistic evolutionists)
However, here and in Australia too, evangelical theologians and Christians who are scientists (in universities and government research institutes) are solidly behind mainstream science.
www.edwardtbabinski.us /evolution/christian_evolutionists.html   (2772 words)

 Codex: Biblical Studies Blogspot » Blog Archive » Essential Films for Theologians: The ...
My original list may be viewed on Ben’s blog here.
In my list, I tried to be representative of different film genres and included some “art house” and foreign films, as well as more popular films.
In the discussion of my lists (both on my blog and Ben Myer’s Faith and Theology here and here), individuals have noted many excellent films that are definitely worth watching.
biblical-studies.ca /blog/wp/2006/02/15/essential-films-for-theologians-the-directors-cut   (2932 words)

 Digg - My Half-Year of Hell With Christian Fundamentalists
I never understood as a christian why some denominations say that drinking alcohol is a sin.
Bush and Rumsfeld are both devout Christians and because of this, Bush may have had faith in Rumsfeld's ability to perform as the secretary of defense.
I live in a Christian family, and we don't go to church at 6:15, my parents don't go up to people they barely know(or anyone at all) and tell them they have the devil in their heart because they drink, and they wouldn't ask an exchange student to help set up a church.
digg.com /offbeat_news/My_Half_Year_of_Hell_With_Christian_Fundamentalists   (3956 words)

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