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HISTORY of Christian Theology

WHAT IS TRUE?

Approaches Used to Determine Correct Doctrine What is true? This question has perplexed society long before Pilate rhetorically asked Jesus, “What is truth?” It is the basis for our modern branch of science called Epistemology. Christians have not escaped the turmoil fomented by this question. Like so many others, Christians have wrestled with this issue down through the Ages. As we embark on this venture to examine the history of Christian theology, it is important to understand the tools that people used to gage the veracity of ideas and doctrines so that we can better understand the perspective of the adherents to those various beliefs and to more fully appreciate one another’s faith. We begin by briefly addressing the following seven...

WHAT IS TRUE? continued

In the prior post we explored how one’s worldview and scripture have influenced Christianity’s belief in orthodoxy. We continue this analysis by exploring how tradition, reason, emotion, and moral results have influenced this quest and shaped a balanced approach in Christianity’s search for truth. (. . . more)