A termused to refer to the views of a group of English writers, especially during the seventeenth century, the rationalism of which anticipated many of the ideas of the Enlightenment. The term is often used to refer to a view of God which recognizes the divine creatorship, yet which rejects the notion of a continuing […]
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The Roman Catholic doctrine according to which the bread and the wine are transformed into the body and blood of Christ in the Eucharist, while retaining their outward appearance.
The cultivation of a habit of mind in which the individual aims to abandon dependence upon worldly objects, passions, or concerns. This is not intended to imply that these worldly things are evil; rather, the point being made is that they have the ability to enslave individuals if they are not approached with the right […]
A school of thought which developed in the Netherlands in the fourteenth century, and is especially associated with Geert Groote (1340-84) and Thomas a` Kempis (1380-1471), which placed an emphasis on the imitation of the humanity of Christ. The Imitation of Christ is the best-known work emanating from this school.
The doctrine of Imputation To impute is to “attribute (righteousness, guilt, etc.) to a person or persons vicariously; ascribe as derived from another.” 1 In this article we will look the two things that God imputes to people, namely, 1) Imputation of sin 2) Imputation of righteousness Imputation of sin “Therefore, just as through one […]
How do we reconcile the issue of theodicy? What is Theodicy? The word Theodicy is a combination of two Greek words “Theos = God” and “dike = justice”. According to the CARM Dictionary of Theology, Theodicy is “The study of the problem of evil in the world. The issue is raised in light of the […]
A term used, especially by Rudolf Bultmann (1884-1976) and his followers, to refer to the essential message or proclamation of the New Testament concerning the significance of Jesus Christ.
The Doctrine Of Justification This is perhaps the most important doctrine in the Christian faith, yet one of the most neglected. Understanding this doctrine is of the utmost importance. The question is really just this “How then can man be righteous before God?” Job 25:4. The Doctrine Of Justification This is perhaps in my own […]
A term used to refer to the wide variety of forms of self-discipline used by Christians to deepen their knowledge of and commitment to God. The term derives from the Greek term askesis (“discipline”).