Systematic Theology Vocabulary

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  • 1. 
    T.H. Huxley, 1969. Does not know if there is a God. Convinced that it is impossible to know one way or another. True Knowledge IMPOSSIBLE for all matters beyond reach of senses and experience.
    • A. 

      Agnosticism

    • B. 

      Apologetics

    • C. 

      Demythologization

    • D. 

      Dispensationalism

    • E. 

      Eternal Life

  • 2. 
    Name given by enemies. Passafist. Mennonite.English dissenters influenced by this and became Baptists.
    • A. 

      Assurance

    • B. 

      Baptism

    • C. 

      Atonement

    • D. 

      Anabaptism

    • E. 

      Ecumenism

  • 3. 
    Act or decree whereby God predestines some for salvation.
    • A. 

      Apostasy

    • B. 

      Election

    • C. 

      Creation

    • D. 

      Baptism

    • E. 

      Dispensationalism

  • 4. 
    "Act of abandoning faith. "Was viewed as very serious. E.g.--Person leaves one denomination and goes to another. E.g.--Preacher leaves promised post. 
    • A. 

      Existentialism

    • B. 

      Atonement

    • C. 

      Apologetics

    • D. 

      Arminianism

    • E. 

      Apostasy

  • 5. 
    A Doctrine that stands at the root of the Christian understanding of the relationship between God and the world.
    • A. 

      Church

    • B. 

      Eternal Life

    • C. 

      Existentialism

    • D. 

      Creation

    • E. 

      Election

  • 6. 
    Position of Jacobus. "Remonstrants". Calvinists in all points except one. Predestination.
    • A. 

      Anabaptism

    • B. 

      Ecumenism

    • C. 

      Existentialism

    • D. 

      Dispensationalism

    • E. 

      Arminianism

  • 7. 
    • A. 

      Dispensationalism

    • B. 

      Calvinism

    • C. 

      Christology

    • D. 

      Eschatology

    • E. 

      Ecumenism

  • 8. 
    Traditional rite of initiation into Christianity. Derived from Greek Bathe. Water is to purify. Used to 'clean' Gentiles when became a Jew. Acts says practiced in early church right after Pentecost. DIDACHE is earliest recording of provision of this. Customary for this at Easter Vigil. Water to drink. Shape of a circle or a pear, symbolizing the womb. Renunciations before and annual repeat of vows.
    • A. 

      Anabaptism

    • B. 

      Assurance

    • C. 

      Atonement

    • D. 

      Baptism

    • E. 

      Ecumenism

  • 9. 
    • A. 

      Aplogetics

    • B. 

      Demythologization

    • C. 

      Dispensationalism

    • D. 

      Ecumenism

    • E. 

      Existentialism

  • 10. 
    • A. 

      Christology

    • B. 

      Arminianism

    • C. 

      Eschatology

    • D. 

      Anthrpology

    • E. 

      Existentialism

  • 11. 
    Term derived from Greeek oikoumene, which means "the inhabited earth". means "Universal".Council of  Nicaea. Modern times term used to draw all churches all over the wold together especially for Missions.
    • A. 

      Ecumenism

    • B. 

      Existentialism

    • C. 

      Dispensationalism

    • D. 

      Demythologization

    • E. 

      Election

  • 12. 
    Saint Matthew, Mark, Luke, John Modern Protestant preachers who go around preaching personal conversion. Methodism/John Wesley and George Whitfield (The Great Awakening).  
    • A. 

      Fundamentalism

    • B. 

      Federal Theology

    • C. 

      Evangelicalism

    • D. 

      Apologetics

    • E. 

      Faith

  • 13. 
    Complete and ABSOLUTE knowledge of one's salvation. Has different views for Roman Catholic(only through revelatory act of God), Luther(experience-seeking after the salvation until reaching God's Grace), Calvinist (Perseverance of the Saints), Armenians(in rejecting preservation of the saints, ___this seems impossible, since backsliding is possible), Wesleyan's(from internal witness of the spirit).
    • A. 

      Assurance

    • B. 

      Election

    • C. 

      Eternal Life

    • D. 

      Ecumenism

    • E. 

      Atonement

  • 14. 
    Branch of Theology that deals with Christ. 2 central issues: who he is and his work (how he saves us).
    • A. 

      Atonement

    • B. 

      Dispensationalism

    • C. 

      Eschatology

    • D. 

      Christology

    • E. 

      Ecumenism

  • 15. 
    Method of interpreting the Bible. Developed in Great Britain by John Nelson Darby. Popularized by Scofield Reference Bible. History is composed of several sessions which God reveals something to humankind, and humans fail to fulfill, thus leading to new course/session and a new revelation. Of the schemes, we are currently in the 6th of 7. Many scholars dismiss this as uniformed nad a misguided interpretation of Scripture. Belief that Jesus will return when Israel is fully resotred to its biblical boundaries.
    • A. 

      Dispensationalism

    • B. 

      Demythologization

    • C. 

      Eschatology

    • D. 

      Existentialism

    • E. 

      Aplogetics

  • 16. 
    Phrase repeated in the New Testament. Life after Death. Life that goes on forever. Life shared by God. Does NOT belong to us(Chirstians) by nature, but is a gift of God's grace.
    • A. 

      Christology

    • B. 

      Atonement

    • C. 

      Election

    • D. 

      Eternal Life

    • E. 

      Assurance

  • 17. 
    Rational defense of the Christian Faith, tenets and practices. Title was given to those who wrote in defense of Christianity, seeking to show that there was no reason for persecuting Christians, that Christianity was the "true philosophy" and that in fact Christian moral practices enhanced the whole of society. Earliest wrote in 2nd century. Justyn Martyr was among these. They were Christian theologians in the sense of offering a reasoned understanding of the faith.Thomas Aquantis (Summa contra Gentiles) became handbook for the debate between Muslim and Christianity. After Descartes Cartesianism, Matthew Tindal's Christianity as Old as the Creation. After Kant, Schleiermachers famous book "On Religion: Speeches to its Culchured Despisers.  After Hegel, Paul Tillich. Each have written to DEFEND The Christian Faith.
    • A. 

      Agnosticism

    • B. 

      Atonement

    • C. 

      Calvinism

    • D. 

      Existentialism

    • E. 

      Apologetics

  • 18. 
    Term coined early in sixteenth century by Matthew Tyndale, in order to convey the biblical notions of reconciliation, redemption and expiation. A way to refer to the saving work of Jesus on the cross without choosing an interpretation of that work. One of the 5 tenets of the Synod of Dort. A lot of discourse about who Jesus saved is a part of the description. Did he die for all or just the elect? This is the split between Armenius and Calvinists.How God deals with Sin.
    • A. 

      Atonement

    • B. 

      Apologetics

    • C. 

      Ecumenism

    • D. 

      Assurance

    • E. 

      Apostacy

  • 19. 
    Philosophical movement, begun by Soren Kierkegaard in the 19th century. Stresses the primacy of human existence over abstract essences.or over reason.
    • A. 

      Eschatology

    • B. 

      Dispensationalism

    • C. 

      Apologetics

    • D. 

      Ecumenism

    • E. 

      Existentialism

  • 20. 
    Belief/ Personal response of trust/confidence.   Attitude on the part of the believer.
    • A. 

      Grace

    • B. 

      Faith

    • C. 

      Image of God

    • D. 

      Arminianism

    • E. 

      Election

  • 21. 
    Covenantal theology. Zwingli’s successor (Heinrich Bullinger) developed the theme into an entire scheme of salvation history. Focus is on salvation by grace and not by works (like other protestant)
    • A. 

      Election

    • B. 

      Fundamentalism

    • C. 

      Federal Theology

    • D. 

      Evangelicalism

    • E. 

      Atonement

  • 22. 
    Early 20th century. US name comes from 5-articles defined. Religious movement of conservative protestants. 5 points of doctrine: virgin birth, resurrection of Christ, infallibility of scriptures, substitutional atonement, 2nd coming of Jesus. Literal translation of the Bible.
    • A. 

      Evangelicalism

    • B. 

      Election

    • C. 

      Federal Theology

    • D. 

      Fundamentalism

    • E. 

      Immanence

  • 23. 
    Prodestant thought that humans are good.
    • A. 

      Atonement

    • B. 

      Liberalism

    • C. 

      Fundamentalism

    • D. 

      Parousia

    • E. 

      Pelagianism

  • 24. 
    Unmerited love of God, which forgives and transforms the sinner
    • A. 

      Evangelicalism

    • B. 

      Faith

    • C. 

      Federal Theology

    • D. 

      Atonement

    • E. 

      Grace

  • 25. 
    Term that originally meant “party” or “sect”. soon, it came to signify the tenants of the Christian faith-or, more precisely, a doctrine that, while claiming to be Christian, threatens a fundamental aspect of Christianity.  E.g. Gnosticism, Asrianism, and the like.
    • A. 

      Heresy

    • B. 

      Evangelicalism

    • C. 

      Immanence

    • D. 

      Immortality

    • E. 

      Federal Theology

  • 26. 
    Discipline that studies the rules of interpretation of a text—in the case of theological discourse, this usually refers to biblical interpretation
    • A. 

      Immanence

    • B. 

      Agnosticism

    • C. 

      Hermeneutics

    • D. 

      Apostasy

    • E. 

      Arminianism

  • 27. 
    One of the traditional attributes of God, often contrasted, and kept in polar tension with, transcendence. Refers to God’s presence in and within creation.   Denial or diminishing this is characteristic of Deism.   (Presence within natural world of a spiritual principle especially of the deity. Contrasted with transcendence. Stoicism uses this philosophy. Remaining within. God’s intimacy and closeness to all creatures. )
    • A. 

      Immortality

    • B. 

      Immanence

    • C. 

      Grace

    • D. 

      Faith

    • E. 

      Eternal Life

  • 28. 
    Qualities of being incapable of death.   (Attributes of deathlessness ascribed to the soul. )
    • A. 

      Immanence

    • B. 

      Assurance

    • C. 

      Election

    • D. 

      Eternal Life

    • E. 

      Immortality

  • 29. 
    Dialectal theology and crisis theological.Greek--krisis---between divine and human...
    • A. 

      Existialism

    • B. 

      Agminianism

    • C. 

      Natural Theology

    • D. 

      Neo-orthodoxy

    • E. 

      Liberalism

  • 30. 
    Act of God of making Jesus into Man.
    • A. 

      Atonement

    • B. 

      Christology

    • C. 

      Kenosis

    • D. 

      Incarnation

    • E. 

      Ecumenism

  • 31. 
    Predestination and assurance. taught by Augustinethose predestined for salvation will be there in the end, in spite of every temptation and shortcoming.
    • A. 

      Natural Theology

    • B. 

      Pelagianism

    • C. 

      Neo-Orthodoxy

    • D. 

      Kenosis

    • E. 

      Preserverance

  • 32. 
    God KNOWS all things.
    • A. 

      Omnipotence

    • B. 

      Parousia

    • C. 

      Kenosis

    • D. 

      Immanence

    • E. 

      Omniscience

  • 33. 
    Greek origin meaning Arrival or presence... 2nd coming..
    • A. 

      Eschatology

    • B. 

      Parousia

    • C. 

      Omniscience

    • D. 

      Justification

    • E. 

      Immanence

  • 34. 
    Scripture is 'breathed' by God.
    • A. 

      Existentialism

    • B. 

      Apostasy

    • C. 

      Grace

    • D. 

      Faith

    • E. 

      Inspiration of the Bible

  • 35. 
    Render verdict in favor of the accused.blameless.by grace through faith in Christ.God's gracious act of declaring a sinner just, even in spite of the continued presence of sin.
    • A. 

      Immanence

    • B. 

      Justification

    • C. 

      Omniscience

    • D. 

      Assurance

    • E. 

      Atonement

  • 36. 
    From Greek Word---Emptying.Christological view in 18th century of how God divested himself of divine attributes that are incompatible with human in order to make incarnation possible.
    • A. 

      Perserverance

    • B. 

      Kenosis

    • C. 

      Neo-Othodoxy

    • D. 

      Parousia

    • E. 

      Apostasy

  • 37. 
    Doctrine of the "last things". deals with:*parousia of Jesus, the final *Judgement, *eternal life, *melennium, *rapture, *resurrection of the dead. far from a matter of fear-- useful for basis of hope and joy. Expectation and assurance that in the end God's LOVE WILL PREVAIL!! "already" vs "not yet"
    • A. 

      Calvinism

    • B. 

      Eschatology

    • C. 

      Dispensationalism

    • D. 

      Demythologization

    • E. 

      Existentialism

  • 38. 
    Reign of God.
    • A. 

      Perseverance

    • B. 

      Faith

    • C. 

      Church

    • D. 

      Kingdom of God

    • E. 

      Pelagianism

  • 39. 
    Doctrine debated with Augustine's free gift of grace meaning that law could be abandoned.initium fidei---beginning of faith.free will. to choose faith..
    • A. 

      Immanence

    • B. 

      Liberalism

    • C. 

      Parousia

    • D. 

      Pelagianism

    • E. 

      Existentialism

  • 40. 
    God is fully present EVERYWHERE.We can not hide.
    • A. 

      Omniscience

    • B. 

      Omnipresence

    • C. 

      Omnipotence

    • D. 

      Kenosis

    • E. 

      Parousia

  • 41. 
    (spirit,wind,breath) heading in theology devoted to the doctrine of the HOLY SPIRIT.
    • A. 

      Neo-Orthodoxy

    • B. 

      Providence

    • C. 

      Sacrament

    • D. 

      Pneumatology

    • E. 

      Federal Theology

  • 42. 
    View that God has determined before hand who is destined for eternal life.
    • A. 

      Theodicy

    • B. 

      Parousia

    • C. 

      Predestination

    • D. 

      Transcendence

    • E. 

      Immanence

  • 43. 
    Principle that all Christians are leaders by virtue of their Baptism.
    • A. 

      Priesthood of Believers

    • B. 

      Church

    • C. 

      Calvinism

    • D. 

      Anabaptism

    • E. 

      Arminianism

  • 44. 
    To foresee... God foresees and moves events toward the intended end of creation.
    • A. 

      Immanence

    • B. 

      Natural Theology

    • C. 

      Theodicy

    • D. 

      Omnipotence

    • E. 

      Providence

  • 45. 
    Notion that dead will rise again. for Christians,
    • A. 

      Salvation

    • B. 

      Trinity

    • C. 

      Resurrection

    • D. 

      Eschatology

    • E. 

      Theodicy

  • 46. 
    God's self disclosure. Various cultures recognize there is a God without ever hearing about the Judeo-Christian traditions.
    • A. 

      Revelation

    • B. 

      Faith

    • C. 

      Grace

    • D. 

      Neo-Orthodoxy

    • E. 

      Omniscience

  • 47. 
    Oath of allegiance, greek--mysterion. the visible form of an invisible grace.
    • A. 

      Theodicy

    • B. 

      Immanence

    • C. 

      Omnipresence

    • D. 

      Pelagianism

    • E. 

      Sacrament

  • 48. 
    Soteriology-- OT God acts of delivering from bondage, hunger, and other difficulties.
    • A. 

      Salvation

    • B. 

      Grace

    • C. 

      Natural Theology

    • D. 

      Sin

    • E. 

      Immanence

  • 49. 
    Barrier that separates humans from God.
    • A. 

      Pneumatology

    • B. 

      Sin

    • C. 

      Transcendence

    • D. 

      Original Sin

    • E. 

      Pelagianism

  • 50. 
    Paul said Body Spirit and ________--There is no defined doctrine for this. new act of creation by God.
    • A. 

      Grace

    • B. 

      Sin

    • C. 

      Salvation

    • D. 

      Neo-Orthodoxy

    • E. 

      Soul

  • 51. 
    God---justice.evil focus... if one God and omnipotent, how is it that evil exists... best solution none... page 169...
    • A. 

      Trinity

    • B. 

      Eschatology

    • C. 

      Theodicy

    • D. 

      Pneumatology

    • E. 

      Natural Theology

  • 52. 
    To go over or to climb beyond--while God is present in the world (immanence), God is not part of the world. divine (pantheism) God exists apart from and beyond creation.
    • A. 

      Natural Theology

    • B. 

      Neo-Orthodoxy

    • C. 

      Transcendence

    • D. 

      Kenosis

    • E. 

      Omnipresence

  • 53. 
    God is one, but exists in three persons.. Father Son and Holy Spirit.
    • A. 

      Pneumatology

    • B. 

      Trinity

    • C. 

      Revelation

    • D. 

      Providence

    • E. 

      Calvinism

  • 54. 
    Barren woman giving birth to Gods chosen instruments.
    • A. 

      Kingdom of God

    • B. 

      Evangelicism

    • C. 

      Sin

    • D. 

      Grace

    • E. 

      Virgin Birth of Christ

  • 55. 
    Scripture--2nd person of the trinity that has became flesh.
    • A. 

      Omnipresence

    • B. 

      Word of God

    • C. 

      Revelation

    • D. 

      Neo-Orthodoxy

    • E. 

      Kingdom of God