43 Important Philosophical Doctrines Christians Need To Know

Bishop's Encyclopedia of Religion, Society and Philosophy

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What follows are short definitions of 43 major philosophical doctrines that are almost all relevant to theology and theological truths in some way or form. They are either relevant in that they either propose views that are contentious to theological truths, possess similarities, or assist in clarification. Irrespective of what relevance they have, they are important for Christian believers to at least be familiar with, even if that is limited to the definitions of the respective worldviews for now.

Atheism – Atheism can include the following:

  • Agnostic Atheism – An individual who claims that he does not to know whether or not God and/or the supernatural exists but decides to not believe in them.
  • Anti-Theism – The view that theism, religion, and belief in God must be opposed. The individual believes that religious belief is both dangerous and harmful. Anti-theists are often Strong Atheists.
  • Apatheism – The individual…

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My name is James Pate. This blog is about my journey. I read books. I watch movies and TV shows. I go to church. I try to find meaning. And, when I can’t do that, I just talk about stuff that I find interesting. I have degrees in fields of religious studies. I have an M.Phil. in the History of Biblical Interpretation from Hebrew Union College in Cincinnati, Ohio. I also have an M.A. in Hebrew Bible from Jewish Theological Seminary, an M.Div. from Harvard Divinity School, and a B.A. from DePauw University.
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