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In the Hebrew Bible, Jubilee refers to a set of practices around forgiveness of debts and restoration of land. Basically, every 7 years the people were supposed to hold a "sabbath" for the land and rest from farming. Then in the 50th year (the year after the 7th Sabbath/Sabbatical Year), all land ownership was supposed to resort to it's original ...


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This is a fantastic question. Here's my answer. Firstly, I would argue that the definition you use from Oxford English Dictionary is actually not as encompassing of the actual theology as it could be. Going against Oxford English Dictionary is a bold claim, so I'll provide another definition. Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy “Panentheism” is a ...


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This isn't really about Christianity, but let me answer anyway. First, please note that Christopher Hitchens was an extreme and vociferous opponent of both Christianity and Islam. Learning about Christianity from him is like learning about America by reading Soviet Cold War propaganda. By "reformed and recovered Christian fundamentalist", Hitchens means ...


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I have not read the passage in question before, but given what I know about Hitchens, he likely means that Dr. Michael Shermer used to be a Christian fundamentalist, but is no longer. A Christian fundamentalist is someone who argues that Christianity ought to only have a small number of doctrines, such as the inerrancy of the Bible and the Virgin-birth of ...


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The two terms are basically synonyms, but there are some differences. First, it's not merely a matter of "age." Karl Barth wrote Church Dogmatics in 1932, while Charles Hodge wrote Systematic Theology in 1872. On the other hand, there seems to be a geographical bias. Barth, Berkouwer, Heppe, Pieper, and Ott all wrote originally in German or Dutch, and ...



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