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Theology
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1. Concept

Theology is nowadays mostly understood as the enterprise of rendering account for statements of faith in God, undertaken in the community of faith by disciplined thought and with reference to God’s revelation. Concepts of God and revelation can thereby themselves become problematic, and given forms of church fellowship (Church; Denomination), questionable. Some find that it better suits the task to engage in theology as an academic discipline (Theological Education) without any…

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Owen, John Michael, “Theology”, in: Encyclopedia of Christianity Online. Consulted online on 22 October 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2211-2685_eco_T.34>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004169678, 20080512



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