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Tripartite in Theology

Tripartite in Theology In Christian theology, the tripartite view (trichotomy) holds that humankind is a composite of three distinct components: body, spirit, and soul. It is in contrast to the bipartite view (dichotomy), where soul and spirit are taken as different terms for the same entity (the spiritual soul). See also:Mind–body...

Biblical Cosmology

Biblical Cosmology Biblical cosmology is the biblical writers’ conception of the cosmos as an organised, structured entity, including its origin, order, meaning and destiny. The Bible was formed over many centuries, involving many authors, and reflects shifting patterns of religious belief; consequently, its cosmology is not always consistent. Nor do the biblical texts necessarily represent the beliefs of all Jews or Christians at the time...

Christian Theology

Christian Theology Christian theology is the theology of Christian belief and practice. Such study concentrates primarily upon the texts of the Old Testament and of the New Testament, as well as on Christian tradition. Christian theologians use biblical exegesis, rational analysis and argument. Theologians may undertake the study of Christian theology for a variety of...

Christ The Power of God and The Wisdom of God

Christ The Power of God and The Wisdom of God Christ Crucified Is God’s Power and Wisdom – 1 Corinthians 1.18—2.5 ‘Jews demand signs, and Greeks seek wisdom; but we proclaim Christ crucified, a stumbling block to Jews and foolishness to Gentiles, but to who are called, both Jews and...

Two Kinds of Wisdom Teachers

Two Kinds of Wisdom Teachers Wisdom concerns a way of life, a path, a way of seeing reality. Wisdom is a way of seeing ourselves and our lives in relation to reality. ~ Marcus Borg Wisdom comes in two forms: conventional and alternative. Wisdom teacher as a cross-cultural religious personality Wisdom teachers are...

Christ, Our Wisdom

Christ, Our Wisdom Israel’s Wisdom and Its Fulfillment in Christ Wisdom in the New Testament The word wisdom in the Bible is a technical term whose meaning we easily take for granted. The problem arises when we define biblical terms on the basis of our own human experience and use...

Jesus – The Wisdom of God

Jesus – The Wisdom of God If Jesus is the Word of God, it follows that he is also the Wisdom of God. For where God’s Word is, there is also his Wisdom. In meditating on the various names and titles of Jesus in the Holy Scripture, we want to...

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When Nothing Works Try the Spirit of Wisdom

When Nothing Works Try the Spirit of Wisdom Spiritual Growth The baptism of the Holy Ghost is important. Christ told his revolutionary followers after His resurrection “they should not depart from Jerusalem but wait for the promise of the Father…. For John truly baptized with water but ye shall be...

Angelic Wisdom Concerning The Divine Love and Divine Wisdom

Angelic Wisdom Concerning The Divine Love and Divine Wisdom By Emanuel Swedenborg PART FIRST. LOVE IS THE LIFE OF MAN. Man knows that there is such a thing as love, but he does not know what love is. He knows that there is such a thing as love from common...

What is Wisdom and Why Follow its Path?

What is Wisdom and Why Follow its Path? Wisdom Defined In the Biblical sense, wisdom is the “ability to judge correctly and to follow the best course of action, based on knowledge and understanding” (Lockyer p. 1103). The Wisdom teachings of the Bible follow from the two great themes of...

Wisdom And St. Louis

Wisdom and St. Louis In order to fully comprehend the spiritual doctrine of St. Louis de Montfort, it is necessary to see it in its totality, since it forms an organic whole, and each part will shed light on the other. We will treat here of a key doctrine in...

And The Wheels Were Turning: Imagining Wisdoms

And the Wheels Were Turning: Imagining Wisdoms If we are to respond to the question of a Christian contemplative wisdom for today, we cannot spend all our time on the well-trodden way of rational reflection. Let us take a suggestion from one of the more exciting principles of postmodern thought:...

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Light Of The World

Light Of The World Light of the World is a phrase Jesus used to describe himself and his disciples in the New Testament.[1] The phrase is recorded in the Gospels of Matthew and John. It is closely related to the parables of Salt and Light and Lamp under a bushel. Gospel accounts Referring to himself In John 8:12 Jesus applies the title to himself while...

Biblical Archaeology

Biblical Archaeology Biblical archaeology involves the recovery and scientific investigation of the material remains of past cultures that can illuminate the periods and descriptions in the Bible, be they from the Old Testament (Hebrew Bible) or from the New Testament, as well as the history and cosmogony of Judaism and...

Development of the New Testament canon

Development of the New Testament canon The canon of the New Testament is the set of books Christians regard as divinely inspired and constituting the New Testament of the Christian Bible. For most, it is an agreed-upon list of twenty-seven books[1] that includes the Canonical Gospels, Acts, letters of the Apostles, and Revelation. The books...

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New Commandment

New Commandment The New Commandment is a term used in Christianity to describe Jesus’s commandment to “love one another” which, according to the Bible, was given as part of the final instructions to his disciples after the Last Supper had ended,[1] and after Judas Iscariot had departed in John 13:30.[2][3][4] Little children, yet a little while I am with you. Ye shall seek me:...

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The Bible And Violence

The Bible And Violence The Hebrew Bible and the New Testament contain narratives, poetry, and instruction describing, recording, encouraging, commanding, condemning, rewarding, punishing and regulating violent actions by God, individuals, groups, governments, and nation-states. Among the violent acts included are war, human sacrifice, animal sacrifice, murder, rape, and criminal punishment.[1] The...

Women In The Bible

Women In The Bible The women in the Bible are rarely mentioned by name, with named women representing only 5.5 to 8 percent of the total of all named characters, male and female. This suggests that women were not usually in the forefront of public life. Those women that are named,...

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Regeneration in Theology

Regeneration in Theology Regeneration, while sometimes perceived to be a step in the Ordo salutis (‘order of salvation’), is generally understood in Christian theology to be the objective work of God in a believer’s life. Spiritually, it means that God brings Christians to new life or “born again” from a previous state of separation...

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Heaven in Judaism

Heaven in Judaism Shamayim (שָׁמַיִם), the Hebrew word for “heaven” (literally heavens, plural), denotes one component of the three-part biblical cosmology, the other elements being erets (the earth) and sheol (the underworld). Shamayim is the dwelling place of God and other heavenly beings, erets is the home of the living, and sheol is the realm of the dead, including, in post-Hebrew Bible literature (including the New Testament), the abode of...

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