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1. The Orthodox Church, Roman Catholicism, and Protestantism
2. Acts of the Apostles
3. The major reason was that of the Holy spirit being considered as a separate member of the Trinity rather than diffused from the Father and the Son. The Pope was also considered too powerful which caused many political wrangles in the Church.
4. Book of John
5.He believed that the Church was sinful and corrupt and it is only through faith in God that transpired from the outside would redeem anyone to salvation.
6. Book of Revelation, Letter of St. Paul to James
8. The Calvin theology revolves around five doctrines known by the acronym TULIP which are taught in some Evangelical churches but have no Biblical backing at all.
9. It talks about symmetry in salvation given that God has condemned others to sin and others are righteous because He instills faith in them.
10. This is an acronym that stands for :
Total Depravity-Babies inherit sin from Adam once they are born.
Unconditional Election-It is about predestination i.e God knows who will be saved and those who wont be.
Limited Atonement –Jesus died for only a chosen few who would be saved.
Irresistible Grace- God only sends the Holy Spirit to the group that would be saved
Perseverance of the Saints-Once chosen by God, one is bound to be Holy
(11). Gabler focuses more the progressive history where God is revealing himself to humanity only after they sin.
12. Dogmatic theology involves reasoning and not necessarily from the Bible while Biblical theology is based on the teachings of the historians who authored the Bible.
13. He emphasizes that every man acts out of their own free will and God’s role is only to guide them to have the character they choose to be.
14). It is also referred called post-liberal theology and focuses mainly on God's immanence and God's transcendence.
15. He advocated to Christianity returning to the principles of Reformation and the teachings of the Bible. He was also a key opponent of liberalization and modernity in the church.
16. He believed that Jesus was the centre of the History and in no way history and Jesus could be separated. All the other religions only complement Him in this and therefore surround Him in his position in history.
17. He tried to merge the creation theory with that of evolution saying that God’s plan of human energy was needed for evolution to have succeeded in the fist place. Therefore he believes that evolution was initiated by god and went on to happen in historical times.
18 .He believes that Hinduism and Christianity can complement each other and that there is a central unity, or non-dualism that brings all creation together across all religions. He believes that there is a common ground where the truth is found when the two divides meet.
19. He said that Christianity and Buddhism are interrelated and there is need to begin interreligious dialogue because the two are very close and share many teachings.
20. He considered Jesus to be the core pillar of history and that all the other religions surround Him rather than displace Him from that position and that God embodied himself in Christ so as to reveal himself to man.
21.He talks about revelation of God happening through events rather than through a theopany or appearance . He therefore says that through the events surrounding Jesus through his death and resurrection, God is able to manifest himself to man.