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1. Define "Theology" from the perspective of the broad, narrow, and narrowest sense.

Broad - the entire curriculum of a Cristian seminary, from Archeology and Hebrew to Christian education and pastoral care.
Narrower - a segment of theological studies that deal with the comprehensive doctrinal content of the Christian faith
Narrowest - deals simply with the doctrine of God

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2. Primary difference between "biblical theology" and "systematic theology".

Biblical - the source and root of all Christian doctrine
Systematic - makes use of the material of biblical theology and often builds on the results of biblical theology.

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3. Groups, mvmts which deny the need for a study of ST

1. Liberal ecumenism
2. Postmodern Culture
3. Seeker friendly pragmatism
4. Evangelical ecumenism
5. Charismatic emphasis of experience over objective truth

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4. Basis for stated the need for theology

1. The intellectual or truth content of the Christian faith
2. Necessary to communicate the Christian faith
3. Necessary to defend the Christian faith
4. Necessary to preserve the Christian faith
5. The foundation of all that we do practically in the Christian life.

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5. Nearest thing to a ST in the Bible itself

Romans

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6. Who is credited with writing the first systematic theology?

Origen of Alexandria

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7. First to use the word "Trinity".

Tertullian

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8. Standard Theological textbook? Whose work is the classical pinnacle of medieval theology and become to standard RC textbook

Sententiarum Libri IV by Peter Lombard, Thomas Aquinas (Summa Theologica)

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9. Standard theological textbook of Reformed still used today

John Calvin's Institutes of the Christian Religion

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10. Father of Modern Theology, his greatest systematic work

Friedrich Schleiermacher, The Christian Faith

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11. Theological system associated with TULIP, what do letters mean, Calvinists Reps

Calvinist Theology, Total Depravity, Unconditional Election, Limited Atonement, Irresistible Grace, Perseverance of the Saints; John Calvin, Presbyterian churches, Edwards, Whitfield, Spurgeon, Hodge, Shedd, Warfield, Van Til, Boyce, Westminster Confession

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12. Theological System - unlimited atonement and insecure salvation

Arminian Theology

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13. Confession/ Creed in Covenant Theology

Westminster Confession

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14. Dispensational System, study Bible, institution

A system of interpretation which seeks to distinguish differing stewardships whereby man is tested in his respect to the will of God
Schofield
Dallas Theological Seminary

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15. Importance on Grace, relationship between Israel and church

Salvation is by grace in every dispensation, Distinction between Israel and the Church

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16. Father of Neoorthodox theology, weakness

Karl Barth, against the immenence of God, disassociated the word of God from the Bible

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15b. Popular preacher of the first half of the 20th century was a proponent of liberal system of theology?

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16 b Revelation, Inspiration, illumination

16b. Revelation - the communication of divine truth
Inspiration - the recording of divine truth
Illumination - the understanding of divine truth

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17. Galah, apokalupto

Galah- "to uncover, to strip away"
Used at times in a literal sense, 23 times in connection with God communicating himself and his message
Apokalupto - end times

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18. Two main approaches to a knowledge of God?

Rationalism and Christian Theism

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19. Psalm 19: 1-6 and Roman 1:19-21's contribution to the doctrine of revelation.

The Biblical witness to general revelation, Psalms - the heavens, the firmament - natural order, the extent: universal in scope, Romans - man properly perceives truth about God in the natural order, knowledge of God us mediated through the visible world and the human conscience, man consistently suppresses that knowledge.

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20. 3 Means of General Revelation

1. The External World of Nature
2. The Human Conscience
3. The History of God's dealing with Man

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21. View of natural theology concerning the adequacy of gen rev and who historically been the chief proponent

Natural theology is an attempt to obtain an understanding of God and his relationship with the universe by means of rational reflection, w/o appealing to special revelation or biblical revelation
Thomas Aquinas

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22. Modern/ contemporary theologian denied that there is a gen rev?

David Hume

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23. Orthodox conclusion concerning adequacy/ inadequacy of gen rev?

General revelation is Inadequate to save, bur adequate to condemn

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24. Special revelation is "anthropic" in nature?

Revelation comes in human language, human categories of thought and action came through languages common at the time, came through forms which are a part of human experience

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25. Special revelation is progressive?

Not corrective revelation
Additional and more core complete knowledge
No progression if Doctrine of Sin

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26. Means of Special Revelation

Divine speaking, external manifestations, historical events, personal incarnation, inspired writings

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27. Content of Special Revelation

Person of God, Truth of God

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28. Open closed revelation

Can new truth be revealed?
JW, Mormonism, Catholicism

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29. Inspiration views

Naturalistic / rationalistic - is inspired to no extent, no special revelation
Partial or limited inspiration (dance) - inspired to a limited extent
Complete inspiration (plenary- verbal Inspiration)- full and complete verbal-inspiration extends beyond concepts to the words themselves

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30. Meaning of plenary verbal?

full and complete verbal inspiration

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31. Dynamic view of inspiration?

Hold a Partial or Limited inspiration, inspiration is conceptual, but not verbal tends (ideas inspired not words), extends to the spiritual an salvation matters, move confidence from scientific/historical matters to theological matters

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32. Methods to determine doctrine of inspiration

Personal experience
Phenomena / data of bible
*Exegetical

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33. Significance of ...

John 10:35 - explicit statement in absolute in authority
2 Tim 3:16. - classical focus of Biblical statements on inspiration, scripture has a divine origin and has it's entirety has a divine origin
2 Peter 1:19-21 - absolute trustworthiness of Scripture, divine origin of Scripture, confluent authorship

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34. Theopneustos

Given by inspiration of God
Literally God breathed

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35. Meaning of 2 Peter 1:20?

Best seen as rejecting origin in human research and investigation

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36. How do writers of NT relate Scripture to God?

Some speak of God A's if He were the Scriptures. In some statements, Scripture are spoken of as if they were God. Words of Scripture are also important. theological truth hinged upon one word

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37. NT evidence that NT is inspired?

Jesus teaching about the ministry of the Holy Spirit (John 14, 16)
Words of the apostles are identified A's the word of God (1 Thess)
Words of Paul identified As Scripture (2 Peter)

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38. Objections raised on inerrancy? Answered?

Scientific errors, historical errors, moral blemishes, internal contradictions

Most of supposed biblical errors are only apparent and disappear with careful investigation
Some may be due to the transcription of the text
Some difficulties remain "track record" is good

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39. Meaning of canon of Scripture

The authoritative books of the Bible by which others books are to be judge.

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40. Simple matter for the canon for Christians?

It is established by Jesus and the apostles

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41. 4 external criteria to determine canon

Apostolicity
Intrinsic worth
Doctrinal content
Universal use or acknowledgement