34 Facts About Christian theology


Christian theology has permeated much of non-ecclesiastical Western culture, especially in pre-modern Europe, although Christianity is a worldwide religion.

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Christian theology'storians note, or claim, that the doctrine of the Bible's infallibility was adopted hundreds of years after the books of the Bible were written.

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Christian theology is represented in Scripture as being primarily concerned with people and their salvation.

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Christian theology'storically, most Christian churches have taught that the nature of God is a mystery, something that must be revealed by special revelation rather than deduced through general revelation.

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Trinitarianism, belief in the Trinity, is a mark of Catholicism, Eastern and Oriental Orthodoxy as well as other prominent Christian theology sects arising from the Protestant Reformation, such as Anglicanism, Methodism, Lutheranism, Baptist, and Presbyterianism.

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Christology is the field of study within Christian theology which is primarily concerned with the nature, person, and works of Jesus Christ, held by Christians to be the Son of God.

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Christian theology is considered to be coequal with the Father and Holy Spirit.

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Christian theology is all God and all human: the Son of God as to his divine nature, while as to his human nature he is from the lineage of David.

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So, in Christian theology, Jesus was always God the Son, though not revealed as such until he became the Son of God through incarnation.

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Early centuries of Christian theology history had groups at the other end of the spectrum, arguing that Jesus was an ordinary mortal.

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Indeed, even the Christian theology legend of Constantine's death-bed baptism involves a bishop who, in recorded history, was an Arian.

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Nestorius' Christian theology was deemed heretical at the First Council of Ephesus .

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Hypostatic union is a technical term in Christian theology employed in mainstream Christology to describe the union of two natures, humanity and divinity, in Jesus Christ.

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Communion of attributes of Christ's divine and human natures is understood according to Chalcedonian Christian theology to mean that they exist together with neither overriding the other.

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Christian theology faith is inherently political because allegiance to Jesus as risen Lord relativises all earthly rule and authority.

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In Christian theology pneumatology refers to the study of the Holy Spirit.

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Christian theology is different from the Father and the Son in that he proceeds from the Father as described in the Nicene Creed.

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Christian theology's sacredness is reflected in the New Testament gospels which proclaim blasphemy against the Holy Spirit as unforgivable.

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Believers in the relevance of the supernatural gifts sometimes speak of a Baptism of the Holy Spirit or Filling of the Holy Spirit which the Christian theology needs to experience in order to receive those gifts.

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Christian theology anthropology is the study of humanity, especially as it relates to the divine.

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Christian theology anthropology has implications for beliefs about death and the afterlife.

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The Christian theology church has traditionally taught that the soul of each individual separates from the body at death, to be reunited at the resurrection.

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Christian theology's teaching is consistent with intertestamental Jewish thought on the subject.

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Fully developed Christian theology goes a step further; on the basis of such texts as Luke 23:43 and Philippians 1:23, it has traditionally been taught that the souls of the dead are received immediately either into heaven or hell, where they will experience a foretaste of their eternal destiny prior to the resurrection.

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The Christian theology Church has been divided over how people gain this eternal life.

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Christianity teach that all people are inherently sinful due to the fall of man and original sin; for example, Calvinist theology follows a doctrine called federal headship, which argues that the first man, Adam, was the legal representative of the entire human race.

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Christian theology taught that all the descendants of Adam and Eve are guilty of Adam's sin without their own personal choice.

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Degree to which a Christian theology believes humanity is impacted by either a literal or metaphorical "fall" determines their understanding of related theological concepts like salvation, justification, and sanctification.

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Some Christian theology denominations believe the fall corrupted the entire natural world, including human nature, causing people to be born into original sin, a state from which they cannot attain eternal life without the gracious intervention of God.

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Traditional Christian theology accepts the teaching of St Paul in his letter to the Romans "For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God" and of St John's Gospel that "God so loved the world that he sent his only son that whoever believes in him should not perish, but have everlasting life".

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Christian theology thought it was a most subtle job to discern what came first: self-centeredness or failure in seeing truth.

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Christian theology soteriology is unlike and not to be confused with collective salvation.

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Older Christian teaching, as found in Catholic and Orthodox theology, is that salvation is received by grace alone, but that one's necessary response to this grace comprises both faith and works .

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Ecclesiology is the study of the theological understanding of the Christian theology church, including the institutional structure, sacraments and practices thereof.

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