Essential Theological Terms

These reliable discussions of the most common ideas and concepts encountered in theological studies will make this book indispensable for students in all stages of their education.

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Author: Justo L. González

Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press

ISBN: 0664228100

Category: Religion

Page: 204

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In Essential Theological Terms, renowned church historian Justo González provides students with accessible discussions of over three hundred theological terms. Each entry in this two-column work gives more detail than those typical of a dictionary, introducing the meaning of the term, its importance, and ways it has been understood in both historical and contemporary theology. These reliable discussions of the most common ideas and concepts encountered in theological studies will make this book indispensable for students in all stages of their education.

A Handbook of Theological Terms

Unfortunately, the term lent itself to a monarchian or non-Trinitarian interpretation and, after Nicaea, there were many who were unhappy with it, and would have preferred homoiousion (like the Father in all essential respects").

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Author: Van A. Harvey

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9780684846446

Category: Religion

Page: 256

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Westminster Dictionary of Theological Terms

Thus every generation encounters an eschatological essential Trinity See Trinity , essential Christianity . essentialism The belief of some femieschatomania Popular name given to nist theologians that there is a unique an intensive ...

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Author: Donald K. McKim

Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press

ISBN: 0664255116

Category: Religion

Page: 310

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Defines 6,000 terms on such topics as the Bible, worship, theology, ministry, ethics, church history, and spirituality

The Westminster Dictionary of Theological Terms Second Edition

354 Selected Annotated Bibliography The Westminster Handbooks to Christian Theology. Westminster John Knox Press. ... A compact and excellent guide to basic terms for theological study, indispensable for students. Jones, Serene.

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Author: Donald K. McKim

Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press

ISBN: 9780664238353

Category: Religion

Page: 380

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This second edition of the Westminster Dictionary of Theological Terms provides a comprehensive guide to nearly 7,000 theological terms—1,000 more terms than the first edition. McKim’s succinct definitions cover a broad range of theological studies and related disciplines: contemporary theologies, biblical studies, church history, ethics, feminist theology, global theologies, hermeneutics, liberation theology, liturgy, ministry, philosophy, philosophy of religion, postcolonial theology, social sciences, spiritually, worship, and Protestant, Reformed, and Roman Catholic theologies. This new edition also includes cross-references that link readers to other related terms, commonly used scholarly abbreviations and abbreviations for canonical and deuterocanonical texts, an annotated bibliography, and a new introductory section that groups together terms and concepts, showing where they fit within particular theological categories. No other single volume provides the busy student, and the theologically experienced reader, with such easy access to so many theological definitions.

The Baker Compact Dictionary of Theological Terms

Similarly, words are vital to the church as it constructs its theology. The essential beliefs about the Christian faith cover many areas: God, Scripture, humanity, Jesus Christ, sin, salvation, the Holy Spirit, the church, last things.

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Author: Gregg R. Allison

Publisher: Baker Books

ISBN: 9781493404858

Category: Religion

Page: 256

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Quickly Find and Understand Key Theological Terms Christianity is a faith built upon the Word and understood through words, both written and spoken, handed down for centuries. But many of the terms used in both the Scriptures and theological writings are unfamiliar or misunderstood. For the Christian desiring a more clear and robust understanding of these terms, this book offers concise definitions of six hundred of the most significant words at the heart of the Christian faith, including terms related to: · doctrine (e.g., the atonement, the church) · biblical concepts (e.g., Messiah, Son of Man) · church practices (e.g., anointing of the sick, immersion) · philosophical concepts (e.g., a priori, compatibilism) · people (e.g., Thomas Aquinas, John Wesley) · councils (e.g., Councils of Nicea I and II, Council of Trent) · movements (e.g., Protestantism, Pentecostalism) · documents (e.g., the Chalcedonian Creed, Chicago Statement on Biblical Inerrancy) · and more Students of the Bible, college and seminary students, and anyone who desires to deepen their understanding of the Christian faith will find this an indispensable resource.

Dictionary of Latin and Greek Theological Terms

aseitas: aseity, self-existence; a term derived from the language of selfexistence used with reference to God by ... of Arminian theology—define the consubstantiality of the Son and the Spirit with the Father as the essential aseitas of ...

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Author: Richard A. Muller

Publisher: Baker Academic

ISBN: 9781493412082

Category: Religion

Page: 432

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This indispensable companion to key post-Reformation theological texts provides clear and concise definitions of Latin and Greek terms for students at a variety of levels. Written by a leading scholar of the Reformation and post-Reformation eras, this volume offers definitions that bear the mark of expert judgment and precision. The second edition includes new material and has been updated and revised throughout.

Theological Cartographies

This function remains the most basic and most vexatious problem with which theology has to deal. And so perhaps we must continue to find the words with which to talk about God amid evil and suffering. But we should do this with much ...

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Author: Benjamin Valentin

Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press

ISBN: 9781611645538

Category: Religion

Page: 264

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Benjamín Valentín presents a substantive yet accessible introduction to the three central doctrines of Christian theology: God, humanity, and Christ. In an engaging style, Valentín offers an overview of each of these doctrines, delving into its tradition within the Christian community throughout history, from the writing of Scripture forward. He further explores what contemporary life tells us about this doctrine and how that compares to traditional understandings and then determines how we can reconstruct this doctrine in light of our new assessment of it. Each chapter concludes with suggested readings for further study. Throughout, Valentín highlights the diversity of Christian thought, bringing together past tradition and contemporary questions to arrive at a new understanding of what these important doctrines can mean for us today.

Handling Dissonance

A Musical Theological Aesthetic of Unity Chelle L. Stearns ... For a short overview of the confusion over the meaning of “substance” in early Christian theology, see “Hypostasis” in González, Essential Theological Terms, 80–81. 269.

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Author: Chelle L. Stearns

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781725249226

Category: Religion

Page: 244

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Music can answer questions that often confound more discursive modes of thought. Music takes concepts that are all too familiar, reframes these concepts, and returns them to us with incisive clarity and renewed vision. Unity is one of these "all too familiar concepts," thrown around by politicians, journalists, and pastors as if we all know what it means. By turning to music, especially musical space, the relational structure of unity becomes less abstract and more tangible within our philosophy. Arnold Schoenberg, as an inherently musical thinker, is our guide in this study of unity. His reworking of musical structure, dissonance, and metaphysics transformed the tonal language and aesthetic landscape of twentieth-century music. His philosophy of compositional unity helps us to deconstruct and reconceive how unity can be understood and worked with both aesthetically and theologically. This project also critiques Schoenberg's often monadic musical metaphysic by turning to Colin Gunton's conviction that the particularity and unity at the heart of God's triune being should guide all of our theological endeavors. Throughout, music accompanies our thinking, demonstrating not only how theology can benefit the philosophy of music but also how the philosophy of music can enrich and augment theological discourse.

Luke

This series is an invaluable resource for those who want to probe beyond the backgrounds and words of biblical texts to their deep theological and ethical meanings for the church today.

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Author: Justo L. Gonzalez

Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press

ISBN: 9781611640731

Category: Religion

Page: 328

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The volumes in Belief: A Theological Commentary on the Bible from Westminster John Knox Press offer a fresh and invigorating approach to all the books of the Bible. Building on a wide range of sources from biblical studies, the history of theology, the church's liturgical and musical traditions, contemporary culture, and the Christian tradition, noted scholars focus less on traditional historical and literary angles in favor of a theologically focused commentary that considers the contemporary relevance of the texts. This series is an invaluable resource for those who want to probe beyond the backgrounds and words of biblical texts to their deep theological and ethical meanings for the church today.

Doctrine and Experience

González, Essential Theological Terms, s.v. “Faith,” 61. González maintains that medieval scholasticism spoke of faith both as the act of believing (fides qua creditur) and as the content of faith (fides quae creditur). according to the ...

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Author: Christopher Charles Zito

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781498281195

Category: Religion

Page: 162

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Should evangelical spirituality be grounded in doctrine, experience, neither, or both? If in one, which, and why not the other? If in both, how might the two co-exist without cancelling out each other's distinctives? If in neither, then what practical value does either have for the Christian life? In this book, the author has combined critical research, pastoral awareness, and thoughtful reflection to show how the radicalizations of doctrine and experience have not only polarized contemporary evangelicalism into two nearly irreconcilable camps, but also has opened the door for a subtle but potent form of idolatry to creep into our midst. In an attempt to purge these idols and bridge the gap, this book contextualizes the biblical teachings and practices of our original spiritual instructors, asking the double-edged question of what it means for us today that the Word of God is normative and that the Spirit is Lord. The author concludes that evangelicals should seek an incarnate, cross-centered spirituality that is informed by meticulous attention and obedience to sound doctrine, but only as it is lived out in a deeply felt faith that is made perfect as we experience God daily in any number of ways.