Tagged: Theology

How do you know you are a Christian, a.k.a. saved?

In an online forum, someone recently asked the question “how can you be sure you are saved?” This is actually a good question. Here’s some answers. You know you’ve been changed, regenerated, brought into the family of God because you now have 1. A Desire...

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GUIDE: Systematic Theology Books

Last Update: 4.24.2020 Changes: Added Finger, Thiselton, Wiley, Williams As a Master’s student in theology, I have had to take a class in Systematic Theology. I wanted to find a nice overview of the landscape of ST, but found only bits and pieces. Here’s my more...

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An Overview of Biblical Theology

1.0 Introduction Biblical Theology (BT) is a relatively recent approach to hermeneutics, emerging from Exegetical Theology (ET) and Systematic Theology (ST) as a distinct discipline, largely in response to post-Reformation scholasticism which birthed the “higher criticism” of the scriptures in the 17th and 18th centuries...

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REVIEW: Misreading Scripture with Western Eyes

Introduction In Misreading Scripture with Western Eyes, authors Richards and O’Brien offer many reasons why Western Christians may be misunderstanding scripture because they are imposing their own context and assumptions on it rather than viewing it from the original writers’ and recipients’ frame of reference...

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Seminaries and their Choice of Systematic Theologians

I was perusing the internet, and came upon a thread on PuritanBoard.com, in which various seminarians were discussing which systematic theology authors were used at their schools. I tallied up the responses and made the charts herein. Certainly, this survey is not representative, since those who...

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WWJD: Whom would Jesus whip?

Interestingly, all religions (except Judaism, perhaps) recognize Jesus as some sort of spiritual prophet (which can not be said of Krishna, Buddha, or Mohammed). But what is interesting about Jesus, and perhaps all prophets, is that a closer inspection of his life reveals that he...

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