Theology Essays

Integration of Psychology & Theology

The worldview of Christian counseling is that activity which delves into helping people grow constructively in all aspects of their lives through a caring relationship and it is done by counselor with Christian assumptions and values. Alister E. McGrath, in his book Christian Spirituality (1999) states that spirituality comes from Hebrew “ruach” which has a set of meanings from spirit, breath to wind. In counseling however it refers to the pursuit for an authentic and fulfilled life, that comprises; taking…

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The Hope Theology

The latter part of the 20th century has been a major turning point in the development of theological doctrines that were continuously studied in contemporary times. Its development was triggered by the advancement of several civil rights and human rights movements in the West. In the length of this period, the Western culture experienced turmoil brought about by the restoration of the post war time; the Vatican II, the socialization with a human face in Czechoslovakia, the civil rights movement…

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Short Reflection on the Problem of Evil

The question of evil is a common hot button topic among atheists and non-Christians who attempt to disprove Christianity. They argue that an omnipotent and omniscient God cannot exist in a world with so much evil. The argument is used by them to try to prove that Christianity is “internally self-contradictory and thereby to be rejected.” Many claim that a benevolent and caring God would certainly not create evil or allow it to flourish in the world that He created….

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Theology of the Reformers

Introduction      Timothy George is known for his particular reference of the Bible as a major sector of his teachings that he uses on his previous students when he used to volunteer as an educator of the church. The skills that he has particularly placed on the teaching procedures that he used to assist young learners have motivated him to pursue a career in assisting university theology schools in learning the history of reformative theology through the procedures that he…

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Spirituality and Family Resilience

Perhaps no other social institution has a closer link with religion than does the family. In the case where the family becomes particularly “sacred,’ the danger of family violence is also as real as in the various forms of the ‘secular religion of love.’ When the family as such, mostly forms of marriage and children, is seen as an untouchable value by the outside world, by family members and by the church. The risk exists that family members will want…

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Theology of Community

In this paper, I am going to share my ideas of theology. I believe that one of the biggest mistakes I made in the past was that I was afraid of being rejected, so I wrote a theology paper and tried to give the previous COM what I thought they wanted to hear instead of what was truly inside of me. Fortunately for me, even though I was not given a green light in order to see the Eccleastical Council,…

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Liberation Theology

Liberation Theology is a notion born out of the painful colonial legacy of Latin America. Despite gaining evidence from their colonial masters, the Spanish, the new leaders behaved like the former colonial masters. This is the legacy left behind the the colonizers. The tactic of divide and conquer where they favored the local elites and marginalized the majority who are shunted to the lower strata of society, thereby creating a caste system of sorts that saw an unequal distribution of…

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Existence of God

Descartes applies the ‘Cogito ergo sum’ (‘I think therefore I am’) argument from the second meditation to prove another foundational truth, which is the existence of God. He uses his personal Christian belief and definition of God to build upon this proposition and tries to prove that something besides him exists by contemplating his idea of God. This essay will explain and assess Descartes’ aetiological and cause of existence arguments for the existence of God by identifying the meaning of…

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Theology Proper

The study of God is known as Theology Proper. This study is vital in knowing and experiencing the one true God. God goes by many names and He has revealed Himself to us, through His word and though revelation. By studying Theology Proper we can discover much about the Character of God like His attributes, His law and His will. When studying Theology Proper there are two different categories of studying God’s attributes. There are His absolute attributes and His…

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Intergrative Approaches

Entwistle (2010) in this book addresses the question: Is integration of Psychology and Theology Necessary or even possible. The Book of God’s Word (scripture) and the Book of God’s Work (creation) provides more insight as to how or if this question can be fully answered. Throughout history has been conflict and power struggle; with faith and religion (Theology) on one side and intellect and discipline (psychology) on the other. Entwistle (2010) states “to understand the roots and supporting factors of…

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The Letter of Paul to Romans

Romans is the longest and most theologically significant of the letters of Paul. It can be described as a tractate letter, one that is composed of a theological argument or series of arguments. A letter essay as it may be, it was received by the people of the church at Rome who were mostly Gentiles. Paul, as the author of the letter to Romans, must have written the letter in Corinth. This is most likely on the near end of…

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Psychology, Theology, and Spirtuality by Mark R. Mcminn

Through this book written by Mark R. Mcminn his purpose has outlined for the readers the differences between the three overlapping principles of Psychology, Theology and Spirituality. This is a good book that is made special by the author for Christian counsellors, students and pastors to clearly understand the definitions of those three principles.  The book is merely about speaking to those people who are pursuing their active integration of faith, psychology and theology. It discusses classic Christianity and the…

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The Prodigal Son

Introduction      The illustration of the prodigal son is fraught with meaning. So as to have the picture in mind this paper will briefly review the story, which is of a man who had two sons. The younger one asked his father for his share of the property. This was granted, and the young man then took all his belongings and went off to a far country, where he squandered all he had in a life of debauchery. Famine hit…

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Theology of Worship

My theology of worship can be found in John 4:24: “God is spirit, and those who worship Him must worship in spirit and truth. ” This is my theology of worship from this text, which can further be broken down into these four questions, which I will go in detail about how they relate to my theology. How worship functions in the relationship between God and humanity, where the sacraments fits into my theology of worship, the role of the…

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Theology of Atonement and Salvation

The view and understanding of atonement is one of the widest in Christian theology. Unlike the dogmas that define the theology of trinity and incarnation and bring unity to Christian understanding, the theology of atonement has many different views that are widely held. The theology of atonement is one of the most important for Christians to understand, as it shapes our images of God, our understanding of salvation and how we are saved. In this essay, I will be looking…

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