The Westminster Dictionary of Theological Terms
From Antifoundationalism to Zwingalism, this reference provides information on nearly 6000 terms in theology and related subjects. It covers topics related to biblical studies, church history, philosophy, ethics, ministry, liturgy, spirituality and the social sciences - any topic that impinges...
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From Antifoundationalism to Zwingalism, this reference provides information on nearly 6000 terms in theology and related subjects. It covers topics related to biblical studies, church history, philosophy, ethics, ministry, liturgy, spirituality and the social sciences - any topic that impinges on theological thought or practice. It is ecumenical, covering Catholic, Protestant and Orthodox terminology, and includes derivations and references to primary sources.
Nearly 6,000 definitions of theological terms presented in a clear and concise manner. An indispensable tool for all readers interested in matters of theology.
This unique volume briefly identifies nearly 6000 theological trams. Its concise definitions capture a broad range of theological disciplines: biblical studies; church history; ethics; feminist theology; liberation theology; ministry; philosophy; Protestant, Reformed, and Roman Catholic theologies; social-scientific terminology; spirituality; worship; and more. No other single volume provides such easy access to so many theological definitions. Both the novice and the theologically experienced reader will find the Westminster Dictionary of Theological Terms to be of immense value. Sample entries---Abyss: A term frequently used in the theology of Paul Tillich (1886-1965) to indicate the "depths of divine life, its inexhaustible and ineffable character" (Systematic Theology, 1:156).; Double Effect: In ethics, the side effects of making an ethical decision and carrying it out. These, while anticipated, may not be desired. Yet they do occur. The doctrine of double effect is often considered so that the primary criterion for morality is the intention, not the side effects.; Manna: (Heb. Man, Gr. Manna). Food from heaven providentially provided by God for Israel in the wilderness (Ex. 16:4-36; Num. 11:4-9). It is used in the New Testament as a "type" or foreshadowing of Jesus Christ as the living bread from heaven (John 6:31-65) and in the Lord's Supper (1 Cor. 10:3).; Providence, Doctrine of: The Christian understanding of God's continuing action by which all creation is preserved, supported, and governed by God's purposes and plans for human history and for human lives.; Unmoved Mover: A term used by Aristole (384-322 B.C.E.) for the nature of God. God must be the only reality that does not move, since all else changes by being moved by something other than itself. God does not move, change, or decay.
Dr. Donald K. McKim (Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh) is executive editor for theology and reference at Westminster John Knox Press. He is the author and editor of a number of books including the Encyclopaedia of the Reformed Faith; The Dictionary of Major Biblical Interpreters; The Cambridge Companion to John Calvin; Calvin and the Bible; Historical Handbook of Major Biblical Interpreters and The Westminster Dictionary of Theological Terms, and most recently Ever a Vision: A Brief History of Pittsburgh Theological Seminary, 1959–2009
Dr McKim is a minister in the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), and has served as Academic Dean and Professor of Theology at Memphis Theological Seminary, and as Professor of Theology at Dubuque Theological Seminary
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