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Define Theology

to give the world a body of analyzed, tested, correlated knowledge concerning God in relation to His creatures

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What does theology in the service of the church mean?

Means the guidelines that we as the church follow in accordance to His word and the Holy Spirit
to teach sound doctrine
2 Timothy 1:13-14; Titus 1:9

3

Describe the character of a true theologian.

For Ezra had prepared his heart to seek the Law of the Lord, and to do it, and to teach statutes and ordinances in Israel. -Ezra 7:10

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Define oratio

prayer

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Define meditatio

meditation on scripture

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Define tentatio

testing and trials

7

What is the nature and purpose of theology?

Analyze the scripture
test the formulations
correlate the formulations

8

List the fivefold description of Christian theology.

Biblical
Systematic
Culturally applied
Contemporary
practical

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What are the three publics of Christian theology?

Academy
Society
Church

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What is the difference between Biblical theology and systematic theology?

Bib. Theo. focuses on what people have taught about the Bible while sys. Theo. focuses on what the Bible teaches as a whole on a subject

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What is an integrative motif? Which one was emphasized in class?

central defining theme of theology
The Glory of God in Christ (refer to notes)

12

How did Jaroslav Pelican define doctrine?

It is what the church believes, teaches, and confesses on the basis of the Word of God

13

How does George Lindbeck define truth?

it is defined by the community
truth is not universal

14

Why is divine revelation necessary

we would not know God if he chose not to reveal himself

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Is divine revelation personal or propositional?

both

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What are three implications of divine revelation?

The unity of Revelation
the truthfulness of Revelation
the authority of revelation

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Define general revelation:

it is God's communication of Himself to all persons at all times and in all places

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Define progressive revelation:

God reveals His characteristics or plans slowly sometimes to people

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What are three forms of general revelation?

The created order
the human conscience
the flow of human history

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What is natural theology?

reasoning your way to God

21

List and explain the proofs for the existence of God.

Chart 15

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What is the moral argument?

innate moral laws, so their must be a lawgiver

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Define pluralism

multiple avenues to God

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Define inclusivism:

Christianity is the true religion
don't have to explicitly believe the gospel to be saved

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Define Exclusivism

to be saved you have to respond in repentance and faith to the gospel (orthodox view

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What scripture can you use to defend exclusivism?

Acts 4:12

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What are three implications of general revelation?

God is just in condemnation
Provides a contact with people
Accounts for Plethora in world religions

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Define special revelation:

is when God manifest Himself to particular persons at definite times and places, enabling them persons to enter a redemptive relationship with Him.

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What are five forms of special revelation?

God's acts in history
dreams visions, oracles, prophecies
personal address by God
Jesus of Nazareth
The writings of the old and new testament

30

Define inspiration

in Biblical sense it refers to Scripture being "God-breathed"