By Patrick W. Carey
The final 20 centuries of Christian historical past have witnessed the emergence of various theological traditions. a lot of those traditions this present day have really minor value, whereas others stay a colourful a part of modern non secular tradition. And whereas a few theologians, akin to Martin Luther, Thomas Aquinas, and John Calvin, are really popular, others became extra vague. This reference presents alphabetically prepared entries for greater than 450 Christian theologians from antiquity to the shut of the 20 th century. Entries are constrained to theologians who died ahead of 1994, whilst this undertaking used to be began. incorporated are profiles for crucial and consultant theologians from the Catholic, Orthodox, and Protestant traditions, with distinct consciousness to theologians of the English-speaking world.
The quantity covers these contributors whose paintings was once basically in systematic and religious theology, or church historians whose paintings used to be mainly theological. each time attainable, each one access presents easy biographical details, a quick account of the person's schooling and profession, and a precis of the individual's most vital contributions to theology. The entries variety in size from 250 to 2,000 phrases, reckoning on the importance of the theologian's paintings. every one access closes with a bibliography of basic and secondary assets, whereas the quantity concludes with a particular, normal bibliography.
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Oeuvres de Messire Amoine Arnauld, 43 vols. (Lausanne, 1775-83; repr. Brussels, 1964-67). B. DIIGE 4:447-85; DTC 1:1978-83; ECatt 1:2005-8; LThK' 1:1016--17; NCE 1: 841-42; ODCC, 108-9; RGG 1:629; Jean Laporte, La doctrine de Port-Royal (Paris, 1923); Steven M. Nadler, Arnauld and the Cartesian Philosophy of Ideas (Manchester, 1989); Imerpreting Arnauld, ed. Elmar J. Kremer (Toronto, 1996). Patrick W. Carey ARNDT, JOHANN ( 17 December 1555, Edderitz, Germany-!! May 1621, Celle, Germany). Education: studied at Univ.
Arminian evangelicalism'' is perhaps the most enduring theological contribution of the Methodist movement, as reflected in the Arminianizing of the American Protestant church during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Bibliography A. The Works of lames Arminius, 3 vols. (Leiden, 1629; repr. London, 1991 ). B. DTC 1:1968-71; ECatt 1:1994-97; LThK' 1:305; NCE 1:840; ODCC 107-8; OEncR I :72-73; RGG I :622; TRE 4:63-69; Car! Bangs, Arminius: A Swdy in the Dwch Reformation (repr. , 1985); A. W.
There, when he was about nineteen, he read Cicero's now-lost Hortensius, which introduced him to philosophy; became acquainted with the Categories of Aristotle; attempted to read the Bible, but was repelled by the style of the available Latin translations; and joined Manichaeism, a religion to which he belonged for nine years, and which, among other things, rejected the Old Testament, partly because it seemed to condone immorality. After his formal education, Augustine taught in Thagaste, and then in Carthage.
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