The English equivalent "theology" Theologie, Teologye had evolved by Definition[ edit ] Augustine of Hippo defined the Latin equivalent, theologia, as "reasoning or discussion concerning the Deity";  Richard Hooker defined "theology" in English as "the science of things divine ". The study of these assumptions is not part of theology proper but is found in the philosophy of religionand increasingly through the psychology of religion and neurotheology. Theology then aims to structure and understand these experiences and concepts, and to use them to derive normative prescriptions for how to live our lives.
Their models have been combined to include five main periods. During this period many doctrines were revealed to Smith. For example, "creation ex nihilo creation of existence out of nonexistencetrinitarianism, baptism of infants, and sola scriptura the belief that doctrine can only come from the Bible were all countered by latter-day revelations," Hauglid, p.
During this time Smith began to develop the doctrines of The Fallthe Godheadthe preexistence of humanitythe Atonementthe Priesthoodthe three degrees of gloryeternal marriage including "plural marriage"salvation for the dead, eternal Theology and developmentand America as a promised land and site of the future New Jerusalem, or Zion.
Most, if not all, of these doctrines make Mormonism unique. However, most, if not all, are rarely described or communicated to new converts or to interested individuals. If anything, Mormonism attempts to appear Christian. This is quite possibly because of the Mormon desire to be accepted within it's culture which remains more open to Christianity than Mormonismyet, this has yet to be fully conclusive.
One of the first was how to determine the next Prophet. The result of this dilemma was the choosing of Brigham Young -the second Prophet of the Mormon religion. A major document written throughout this time period was the Journal of Discourses which records both history and doctrine in a massive volume work.
Two major thinkers of this period were Orson Pratt - and third president of the Mormon religion, John Taylor - These are among the few books published under the name of the Mormom religion rather than under the individual author.
His works remain respected among modern day LDS theologians. Lastly, one of the most significant events in Mormon history although some LDS would argue otherwise was the manifesto of This declaration was made to end plural marriage. There was a second manifesto made inagain, declaring that all LDS members end the practice of plural marriage.
Furthermore, LDS began studying and receiving higher degrees from notable universities. Notable individuals are B. Roberts and John Widtsoe. Roberts is still quoted today as LDS seek to defend their beliefs. Widtsoe also made contributions especially in his Rational Theology.
Curriculum has been rewritten in order to communicate LDS beliefs in new ways, and has also been written in a way to add more focus on the standard works and teachings of latter-day prophets. A development in the theology of the Priesthood occured in when the Mormon religion, under President Spencer W.
Kimballfirst allowed blacks to hold the priesthood. Of late, Mormonism has arguably experienced a slight shift in theology. Those such as Robert MilletStephen Robinsonand others have supposedly developed a theology of "savlation by grace alone, through faith alone, in Christ alone. Please edit it to add information.
Modalism [ edit ] The Holy Ghost:Rev Sithembiso Zwane is a lecturer with a focus on Community Engagement in the Theology and Development Programme within the School of Religion, Philosophy and Classics at the University of KwaZulu-Natal.
He is an ordained minister in the African Independent Church (AICs), and a Coordinator of the Theology and Economic Justice Programme in the. Development and Religion: Theology and Practice by Matthew Clarke (Author) Be the first to review this item. For Christian education professors and students, Christian Formation provides a composite view of human development and learning from integrated theory, theology, and /5(16).
1. Introduction to Theological Development in the New Testament Related Media. the first century CE was to theology.
In the history of mankind, what could be more cataclysmic, more revolutionary, than the incarnation, death, resurrection, and ascension of the theanthropic Person?
Theology and development as capability expansion:human flourishing, agency and religious narratives. The Development of John Wesley’s Theology John Wesley deserved to receive the doctoral robe offered by Marin Luther as he successfully reconciled “salvation by faith alone” with “faith without works is .