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The Kabbalah, its Doctrines, Development and Literature By Dr Christian D. Ginsburg
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Reprint of the 1865 edition of Dr Ginsburg's famous treatise on The Kabbalah, its doctrines, development and literature.
On Christian Doctrine By Saint Augustine
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Saint Augustine was a Latin philosopher and theologian from the Africa Province of the Roman Empire and is generally considered as one of the greatest Christian thinkers of all times. His writings... More > were very influential in the development of Western Christianity. According to his contemporary Jerome, Augustine "established anew the ancient Faith." In his early years he was heavily influenced by Manichaeism and afterward by the Neo-Platonism of Plotinus. After his conversion to Christianity and his baptism in 387, Augustine developed his own approach to philosophy and theology, accommodating a variety of methods and different perspectives. He believed that the grace of Christ was indispensable to human freedom, and he framed the concepts of original sin. Augustine developed the concept of the Catholic Church as a spiritual City of God, distinct from the material Earthly City. Augustine's City of God was closely identified with the Church, the community that worshiped the Trinity.< Less
Doctrine of the Earth By Grigori Grabovoi
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In this seminar we should be considered in the given structure of the Teaching that the Earth is destined solely for people to live. That is, all the manifestations of the Earth in terms of, for... More > example, the external structure – the structure interaction, right, with the outer space - in the structure of the divine development exactly are meant for the man to live. Therefore, considering the given structure of the Teaching, first of all, we can immediately consider the option, including saving the Earth from a possible global catastrophe.< Less
Doctrinal Divinity By John Gill
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In Doctrinal Divinity, 18th century Baptist apologist John Gill presents a robustly Calvinist system of theology. Gill aims to develop a way of understanding and speaking about God, namely, a way to... More > make sense of God's nature and works. To set the foundation for this project, Gill first discusses the evidence for God's existence and then moves on to establish the Divine authority of Scripture. Gill then explores God's characteristics in light of God's covenant with the chosen elect. Gill provides a Reformed perspective on the three-person Godhead, ultimately arguing for "the plurality of the Trinity in the unity of the Divine." The book concludes with a discussion of the final predicament of man. Gill relies heavily on Biblical passages but also cites relevant literature from ancient poets and Greek philosophers. Since Gill's style is both narrative and exegetical, Doctrinal Divinity offers an engaging read for all audiences. -Emmalon Davis, CCEL Staff Writer< Less
On Sacred Doctrine By St. Thomas Aquinas, Fathers Of The English Dominican Province
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Saint Thomas Aquinas was the foremost classical proponent of natural theology, and the father of Thomism. His influence on Western thought is considerable, and much of modern philosophy was conceived... More > in development or refutation of his ideas, particularly in the areas of ethics, natural law, metaphysics, and political theory. Thomas is held in the Catholic Church to be the model teacher for those studying for the priesthood. The works for which he is best-known are the Summa theologiae and the Summa Contra Gentiles. As one of the 33 Doctors of the Church, he is considered the Church's greatest theologian and philosopher. Pope Benedict XV declared: "This (Dominican) Order ... acquired new luster when the Church declared the teaching of Thomas to be her own and that Doctor, honored with the special praises of the Pontiffs, the master and patron of Catholic schools.< Less
Development of Catholic Doctrine: Evolution, Revolution, or an Organic Process? By Dave Armstrong
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C.S. Lewis, the famous Anglican writer, once wrote: "The very possibility of progress demands that there should be an unchanging element . . . the positive historical statements made by... More > Christianity have the power . . . of receiving, without intrinsic change, the increasing complexity of meaning which increasing knowledge puts into them" ("God in the Dock," Eerdmans, Grand Rapids, MI, 1970, 44-47). Doctrine clearly develops within Scripture ("progressive revelation"). Examples: doctrines of the afterlife, the Trinity, the Messiah (eventually revealed as God the Son), the Holy Spirit (Divine Person in the New Testament), the equality of Jews and Gentiles, bodily resurrection, sacrifice of lambs evolving into the sacrifice of Christ, etc. This book serves as an introduction to the notion of doctrinal development, written from a popular lay apologetics standpoint.< Less
Development of Catholic Doctrine: Evolution, Revolution, or an Organic Process? By Dave Armstrong
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C.S. Lewis, the famous Anglican writer, once wrote: "The very possibility of progress demands that there should be an unchanging element . . . the positive historical statements made by... More > Christianity have the power . . . of receiving, without intrinsic change, the increasing complexity of meaning which increasing knowledge puts into them" ("God in the Dock," Eerdmans, Grand Rapids, MI, 1970, 44-47). Doctrine clearly develops within Scripture ("progressive revelation"). Examples: doctrines of the afterlife, the Trinity, the Messiah (eventually revealed as God the Son), the Holy Spirit (Divine Person in the New Testament), the equality of Jews and Gentiles, bodily resurrection, sacrifice of lambs evolving into the sacrifice of Christ, etc. This book serves as an introduction to the notion of doctrinal development, written from a popular lay apologetics standpoint.< Less
Development of Catholic Doctrine: Evolution, Revolution, or an Organic Process By Dave Armstrong
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C.S. Lewis, the famous Anglican writer, once wrote: "The very possibility of progress demands that there should be an unchanging element . . . the positive historical statements made by... More > Christianity have the power . . . of receiving, without intrinsic change, the increasing complexity of meaning which increasing knowledge puts into them" ("God in the Dock," Eerdmans, Grand Rapids, MI, 1970, 44-47). Doctrine clearly develops within Scripture ("progressive revelation"). Examples: doctrines of the afterlife, the Trinity, the Messiah (eventually revealed as God the Son), the Holy Spirit (Divine Person in the New Testament), the equality of Jews and Gentiles, bodily resurrection, sacrifice of lambs evolving into the sacrifice of Christ, etc. This book serves as an introduction to the notion of doctrinal development, written from a popular lay apologetics standpoint.< Less
The Doctrine of Addai the Apostle: The Syriac Version (The Development of the Gospel of Abgar) By Edited and Translated From Syriac by Daniel Deleanu
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The Doctrine of Addai the Apostle narrates the story of the correspondence between King Abgar and Jesus, the miracles worked by Addai, and the finding by Protonice, consort of Emperor Claudius, of... More > the Cross, Golgotha, and the Holy Sepulchre. It was first recounted in the 4th century A.D. by the Church historian Eusebius of Caesarea in his Ecclesiastical History and it was also retold in elaborated form by Ephrem the Syrian. According to tradition, Eusebius had been shown documents purporting to contain the official correspondence that passed between King Abgar and Jesus, and he was well enough convinced by their authenticity to quote them extensively in his famed history. The Syriac version of the Doctrine of Addai the Apostle retells the story of all these miraculous occurrences with plenty of details, and confirms the fact that it is a continuation of the Gospel of Abgar, since the text of the latter constitutes the urtext of the former.< Less
The Doctrine of Addai the Apostle: The Armenian Version (The Development of the Gospel of Abgar) By Edited and Translated From Old Armenian by Daniel Deleanu
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The Doctrine of Addai the Apostle narrates the story of the correspondence between King Abgar and Jesus, the miracles worked by Addai, and the finding by Protonice, consort of Emperor Claudius, of... More > the Cross, Golgotha, and the Holy Sepulchre. It was first recounted in the 4th century A.D. by the Church historian Eusebius of Caesarea in his Ecclesiastical History and it was also retold in elaborated form by Ephrem the Syrian. According to tradition, Eusebius had been shown documents purporting to contain the official correspondence that passed between King Abgar and Jesus, and he was well enough convinced by their authenticity to quote them extensively in his famed history. The Armenian version of the Doctrine of Addai the Apostle retells the story of all these miraculous occurrences with plenty of details, and confirms the fact that it is a continuation of the Gospel of Abgar, since the text of the latter constitutes the urtext of the former.< Less