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Ignatius of Antioch

Ignatius of Antioch

Ignatius of Antioch Ignatius was the third bishop of Antioch his date of birth and date of birth is uncertain but between 30 – 98 or 117. He was also known as Theophorus from Greek Θεοφόρος “God-bearer”). Ignatius and Polycarp were students of John the Apostle, he wrote some documents which the church preserved  and […]

Synoptic Gospels

Synoptic Gospels

A term used to refer to the first three gospels (Matthew, Mark, and Luke). The term (derived from the Greek word synopsis, “summary”) refers to the way in which the three gospels can be seen as providing similar “summaries” of the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ.

Modalism

Modalism

MODALISM Modalism or Sabellianism is a heresy that began in the 3rd century by a theologian named Sabellias who rejected the Orthodox Trinitarian doctrine of the Trinity that states that the Trinity consists of three distinct persons namely, Father Son and the Holy Spirit, both simultaneously co-equal ,co-existing and one in essence. Modalism view of […]

Black Hermeneutics

Black Hermeneutics

Black Hermeneutics The hermeneutical approaches of black theology are based on a humanitarian, socio-political and socio-cultural basis; it tends to put man as the center of all theology in that it departs from the enquiry of what the Scriptures have said and focuses on change and transformation of societies. This type of theology is shaped […]

What is Arminianism

What is Arminianism

What is Arminianism? Arminianism is a system of belief that attempts to explain the relationship between God”™s sovereignty and mankind”™s free will, especially in relation to salvation. Arminianism is named after Jacob Arminius (1560-1609), a Dutch theologian. While Calvinism emphasizes the sovereignty of God, Arminianism emphasizes the responsibility of man. If Arminianism is broken down […]

anti Pelagian writings

anti Pelagian writings

Thewritings ofAugustine relating to the Pelagian controversy, in which he defended his views on grace and justification. See “Pelagianism.” Apocalyptic A type of writing or religious outlook in general which focuses on the last things and the end of the world, often taking the form of visions with complex symbolism. The second half of the […]

Charismatic Movement

Charismatic Movement

A form of Christianity which places particular emphasis upon the personal experience of the Holy Spirit in the life of the individual and community, often associated with various “charismatic” phenomena, such as speaking in tongues.

Fourth Gospel

Fourth Gospel

A term used to refer to the Gospel according to John. The term highlights the distinctive literary and theological character of this gospel, which sets it apart from the common structures of the first three gospels, usually known as the “Synoptic Gospels.”

liberation theology

liberation theology

Although this term designates any theological movement laying emphasis upon the liberating impact of the gospel, the term has come to refer to a movement which developed in Latin America in the late 1960s, which stressed the role of political action and orientated itself towards the goal of political liberation from poverty and oppression.