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consubstantiation

consubstantiation

A term used to refer to the theory of the real presence, especially associated with Martin Luther, which holds that the substance of the eucharistic bread and wine are given together with the substance of the body and blood of Christ.

The Doctrine Of Imputation

The Doctrine Of Imputation

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 […]

The Doctrine Of Justification

The Doctrine Of Justification

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 […]

creed

creed

A formal definition or summary of the Christian faith, held in common by all Christians. The most important are those generally known as the “Apostles' Creed” and the “Nicene Creed.”

Deism

Deism

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 […]

detachment

detachment

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 […]

Devotio Moderna

Devotio Moderna

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.

kerygma

kerygma

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.