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Refers to any set of beliefs of any community or nation, concerning the cause, nature, and purpose of life and the universe, especially when considered as the creation of a supernatural or divine agency.

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Religion; Christian theology

A term used to designate the general position of Karl Barth (1886-1968), especially the manner in which he drew upon the theological concerns of the period of Reformed orthodoxy.

limited atonement

Religion; Christian theology

An approach to the doctrine of the atonement, especially associated with Calvinist writers, which holds that Christ's death is only effective for those who have been elected to ...


Religion; Christian theology

A term relating to the doctrine of the Trinity, which affirms that while all three persons of the Trinity are active in all the outward actions of the Trinity, it is appropriate ...


Religion; Christian theology

The scholastic philosophy associated with Duns Scotus.


Religion; Christian theology

Strictly speaking, the theory of knowledge opposed to realism. The term is, however, still used occasionally to refer to the via moderna.

apostolic era

Religion; Christian theology

The period of the Christian church, regarded as definitive by many, bounded by the resurrection of Jesus Christ (c. AD 35) and the death of the last Apostle (c. AD 90). The ideas ...

anti-Pelagian writings

Religion; Christian theology

The writings of Augustine relating to the Pelagian controversy, in which he defended his views on grace and justification. See "Pelagianism. "