Glossary for Lessons 1-3

Glossary for lessons 1-3. SCROLL DOWN to review key names and terms. You may also search for a term by clicking on its first letter below.


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A

Anthropology

In theology, it is the doctrine of man.

B

Bibliology

The study of the Bible

C

Compositional collation

Process of using several different arguments to defend a point of view.

D

Dualism

Belief that the spiritual world is good, but the material world is evil

E

Ecclesiology

The doctrine of the Church

Eschatology

The doctrine of the last things

F

Factual reduction

Process of focusing on only one point of a Bible passage that has the purpose of communicating other points as well

J

Justification

It sometimes means a person is declared righteous when he believes in Christ, as in Romans 3:28, and it sometimes means a person is shown to be righteous in his way of life, as in James 2:24.

M

Mysticism

Belief system that emphasizes the need to go beyond reason to receive revelation through spiritual ecstasy

N

Neo-Platonism

A philosophical school rooted in Plato, but including new ideas by philosophers such as Plotinus.

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