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Christian theology

The systematic study of the nature of God and religion.

Contributors in Christian theology

Christian theology

Thomism, via Thomae

Religion; Christian theology

The scholastic philosophy associated with Thomas Aquinas.

hermeneutics

Religion; Christian theology

The principles underlying the interpretation, or exegesis, of a text, particularly of Scripture.

Pietism

Religion; Christian theology

An approach to Christianity, especially associated with German writers in the seventeenth century, which places an emphasis upon the personal appropriation of faith, and the need for holiness in ...

doctrine of justification by faith

Religion; Christian theology

The section of Christian theology dealing with how the individual sinner is able to enter into fellowship with God. The doctrine was to prove to be of major significance at the time of the ...

synoptic gospels

Religion; Christian theology

A term used to refer to the first three gospels (Matthew, Mark, and Luke). The term (derived from the Greek word synopsis, "summary") refers to the way in which the three gospels can be seen as ...

liberal Protestantism

Religion; Christian theology

A movement, especially associated with nineteenth-century Germany, which stressed the continuity between religion and culture.

kerygma

Religion; Christian theology

A term used, especially by Rudolf Bultmann (1884-1976) and his followers, to refer to the essential message or proclamation of the New Testament concerning the significance of Jesus Christ.

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