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Theological Term of the Week: Catholicism

This week’s term: Catholicism – Catholic means universal Rome, which both aspired to, and claimed to be, a universal government, realizing to remain so they needed control over a universal church, conceived of, and implemented, the Roman Catholic Church. Last week’s term: Ecclesiology – Greek (assembly) -ology (study). The study of the church.

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Theological Term of the Week: Ecclesiology

We begin a new, and final, category this week! Part IX Words and Terms Describing the Church and Its Ordinances. This week’s term: Ecclesiology – Greek (assembly) -ology (study). The study of the church. Last week’s term: Analogy – An explaining of a thing by comparing it to something similar. The process by which new or… Continue reading Theological Term of the Week: Ecclesiology

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Theological Term of the Week: Analogy

This week’s term: Analogy – An explaining of a thing by comparing it to something similar. The process by which new or less familiar words, instructions, or pronunciations conform to a pattern of more familiar functions, though they may be inherently unrelated.  Last week’s term: Allegory – An actual Bible event, such as the birth and… Continue reading Theological Term of the Week: Analogy

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Theological Term of the Week: Allegory

This week’s term: Allegory – An actual Bible event, such as the birth and standing of Abraham’s sons, used to illustrate, and give detail to, a deeper truth or doctrine. Last week’s term: Metaphor – A familiar item, word, or title used to illustrate a personal attribute, a truth, or a relationship.

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Theological Term of the Week: Parable

This week’s term: Parable – A story about a familiar event or action which is used to illustrate deeper truth. Last week’s term: Hyperbole (hīˈpərbəlē) – An obvious and intentional exaggeration, used not to deceive, but for effect; not meant to be taken literally, but to give an illustration to the extremity.

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Theological Term of the Week: Hyperbole

This week’s term: Hyperbole (hīˈpərbəlē) – An obvious and intentional exaggeration, used not to deceive, but for effect; not meant to be taken literally, but to give an illustration to the extremity.  Last week’s term: Homiletics – The branch of theology dealing with the proper writing and preaching of sermons. The value of homiletical study… Continue reading Theological Term of the Week: Hyperbole