Literally, “the bearer of God.” A Greek term used to refer to Mary, the mother of Jesus Christ, with the intention of reinforcing the central insight of the doctrine of the incarnation – that is, that Jesus Christ is none other than God. The term was extensively used by writers of the eastern church, especiallyaround […]
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Although the term refers primarily to the admission to sin, it acquired a rather different technical sense in the sixteenth century – that of a document which embodies the principles of faith of a Protestant church, such as the Lutheran Augsburg Confession (1530), which embodies the ideas of early Lutheranism, and the Reformed First Helvetic […]
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.
A Latin term, deriving from the Greek term homoousios, literally meaning “of the same substance.” The term is used to affirm the full divinity of Jesus Christ, particularly in opposition to Arianism.
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 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 […]
A form of prayer, distinguished from meditation, in which the individual avoids or minimizes the use of words or images in order to experience the presence of God directly.
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 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.”