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Catholic Equivalent of Systematic Theology Books

I am looking for the “textbook” that catholic priests use when they are learning to become priests. A comprehensive book that covers everything Something like the systematic theology books that ...
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What is the Protestant view on a woman praying in the family when a man is present [closed]

The Bible says at 1 Cor 11:3 (ASV) But I would have you know, that the head of every man is Christ; and the head of the woman is the man; and the head of Christ is God. Also Ephesian 5:23 adds ...
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Does R.C. Sproul elaborate on his position regarding images of Christ?

In discussions of theologians who take the continental Reformed view of the 2nd commandment (as opposed to the Westminster / Puritan view), people often point out this brief quote by R.C. Sproul: ...
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Explanation of Russian assorted saints and festivities icon “Plenka”

Monastery/production company Sofrino supplies icon "Plenka" of assorted saints and festivities: ИКОНА НА ДЕРЕВЯННОМ ПЛАНШЕТЕ 18Х24 ПЛЕНКА I have bought one in almost A4 format but still the writing ...
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Can a person bearing false witness in a legal forum for self benefit be saved by confessing to God alone

A person bears false witness in a legal forum in order to benefit financially and reputationally at the expense of someone else. Is there religious basis if a person can be saved if he repents his ...
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Why Lord Jesus was called the King of Jews? [closed]

Lord Jesus was mentioned as being the King of the Jews by the Wise Men and Pilate, but Judaism, however, does not accept the central Christian teaching that Jesus Christ is the Messiah foretold in the ...
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80s/90s Kids Christian story cassette

We lived in the states for a few years when I was little (late 80s/early 90s) and while there, my parents had a few cassettes that I loved listening too and still remember some songs from today. I’d ...
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What would be a divine image of a form that is in the water below the earth?

And God spoke all these words, saying, "I am Yahweh, your God, who brought you out from the land of Egypt, from the house of slaves. There shall be for you no other gods before me. You shall not make ...
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What are some biblical basis for judging between a true and false prophet? [closed]

How do you discern between a false prophet and a true prophet? In the Bible it says to beware of false prophets but does not say on how and what to look for either way? Is there any kind of test for ...
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In premillennial theology, is the last judgement before the millennium?

According to the Millenium theory, such period is followed by the end of times. My question is: Before this end, is there supposed to be Last Judgement? I have read that there only exists a time of ...
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Are there scriptures that deal with refraining from procreating for the benefit of mankind to eliminate hereditary disease? [closed]

Certain diseases gets passed through generations. One could argue the various references to generational curses where health problems are passed between generations could be linked to this. Are there ...
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What date to place the patronal feast day of St. Mary’s Church?

According to Catholicism, what are the norms or rubrics that explain what is the patronal feast day of St. Mary’s Catholic Church, when no particular mystery or other title has been indicated? In my ...
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Didn't Jesus return to Earth after the resurrection when he appeared to Paul?

Why has anyone not brought to light Jesus return to earth when he appeared to Paul while Paul was on the road to Damascus? Was this not a return of Christ when he called Paul into the ministry of ...
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A Question regarding arguments against the Nicene Creed

The Nicene Creed, produced at the First Council of Nicaea in 325 AD, was later amended (see Wikipedia) at the First Council of Constantinople in 381 AD and states : ( I am quoting excerpts from the ...
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Are there circumstances where to “love your neighbor as yourself” also means you put him ahead of you?

Do any scriptures help to determine if when asked for financial assistance you should give them money if you know they have more money than you, a better car, nicer house, spend more money eating out, ...
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Received the truth in the love of it

This (famous) quote from Margaret Fell includes, ... and I did as the apostle saith, I ‘received the truth in the love of it’. Does "the apostle" there imply that's a quote from the New Testament? ...
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According to Catholicism, does Matthew 16:18 justify that the Catholic Church is the one true church?

According to Catholicism, does Matthew 16:18 ("thou art Peter; and upon this rock I will build my church, and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.") justify that the Catholic Church is the ...
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Where Did Joshua 22 Take Place

When Joshua 'summomed the Reubenites, Gadites, and the half tribe of Manassheh', where did he summon them to?
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What is the argument for editing the term πορνείᾳ from scripture in Romans 1:29? [migrated]

In the Byzantine text πορνείᾳ is present, and other later manuscripts do not show it . The King James translators of Rom 1:29 include the term, defined as "fornication". Most other modern ...
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How does one become a “lay-minister” in the Catholic Church?

Wikipedia definition: Lay ecclesial ministry is the term adopted by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops to identify the relatively new category of pastoral ministers in the Catholic ...
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Did Jesus have wealth and mansion's?

Did Jesus have many mansion while on earth? I heard a teaching from T.V that he preached from his many mansion? It just does not sound right,am I wrong?
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Are there any Catholic medieval directives (rubrics) about what to do/pray/think during Eucharist Adoration?

Are there any medieval (from the 5th to the 15th century) directives (some kind of manual or rubrics) about what to do/pray/think during Eucharist Adoration?
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Is there any relationship between Aquinas teaching on the analogical knowledge of God and Christ teaching in parables?

Is there any relationship between Aquinas teaching on the analogical knowledge of God and Christ teaching in parables (ie. via analogies)?
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What is the dominant theory of atonement in Catholic theology?

Having a little trouble phrasing the question due to my own ignorance. I grew up celebrating Christmas and Hanukah as basically family gift giving events, as many others do, and I'm trying in ...
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Where did the Catholic Church condemn naming guardian angels

I was listening to episode 24 of the Catholic Man Show and they said (without citation) that the Catholic Church has condemned naming guardian angels. The reason they gave was because God gave man ...
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Is it sinful for priests or/and those in state of religion to hug women?

Question. Is it sinful for priests or/and those in state of religion (eg. Franciscans, Dominicans, etc.) to hug women (of course, we are not speaking of hugging mother, sister or something like that)...
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What does “see” in “the Holy See” mean?

The seat of the Bishop of Rome is called "the Holy See". What does "see" mean? Does it mean “Holy Sea”, as the word “see” could be an archaic spelling of the word “sea”. It would make sense, because ...
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What were the 45 theologians' theological censures of «Amoris Lætitia»?

On June 29, 2016, 45 theologians from all over the world presented a critical study of Amoris Lætitia to the Dean of the College of Cardinals, Cardinal Angelo Sodano. (source)cf. "Filial Correction of ...
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Do any Christians sects have a Standing/Prostration Prayer like the Jewish 'Amidah' and Muslim 'Salat'?

I was wondering if any Christians have a prayer that includes movement like bowing towards a certain place and praying like what Muslims and Jews do.
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After how long is a JW called inactive?

Does anyone know for sure after how long of being inactive is a Jehovah's Witness announced officially as being inactive?
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Did Jesus have a physical body before his incarnation?

According to the doctrine of the trinity the Son is eternal. Is this in reference to his divine nature only or the physical and divine? If it is both physical and divine, then did the body shrink ...
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Did the people of Jesus 'time follow matriarchal system of inheritance?

We read at John 11:1 : " Now a man named Lazarus was sick. He was from Bethany, the village of Mary and her sister Martha"" That somehow gives the impression that Lazarus was known by the address of ...
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writing and pronouncing Bible references [duplicate]

How would you say this Bible reference: Malachi 3:7b,8 & 10,11? Also, is it written correctly?
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How was Jesus able to be heard when preaching? [duplicate]

During Jesus’s time when he preached to thousands of people with his disciples how were people able to hear him? I mean at that time there were no microphones or speakers. How were people able to ...
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Did the Apollo 11 mission result in a Catholic “bishop of the moon”?

I've heard that the bishop of the Diocese of Orlando during 1969 claimed that because Apollo 11 was launched from Cape Canaveral and the Kennedy Space Center, which were under his jurisdiction, he ...
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How well provided is Paris Foreign Missions Society?

I'd like to know how well provided is Paris Foreign Missions Society. How come they have the largest private garden in all Paris and located in Rue de Bac (it was originally just outskirts of Paris ...
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About Copyright [duplicate]

Hi Good Day to Everyone! I'm Ver from Far East, I just want to know if Posting a whole Bible (the old and New Testament) in my blog site is part of what they called non-salable media. Because I'm ...
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Do Jehovah's Witnesses still believe the number of the 144,000 in Revelation is a literal number?

Jehovah's Witnesses believe that the number of the 144,000 (those who will rule with Christ from heaven) is a literal number. 14 Interestingly, Charles T. Russell recognized the 144,000 to be a ...
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In protestantism are all mankind equal under God?

Are there people of higher worth and lower worth? Is everyone deserving of equal respect? There was some confusion in the comments since my question is short, I think the answers given are of good ...
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Are there any Saints that have miraculously overcome death (should have died, but did not)?

Are there any saints that should have died but didn't, not like they dodged a moving train, but rather something like were stabbed in the heart but didn't bleed, or something. And when they did die, ...
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Did J. Gresham Machen consider joining an existing presbyterian body before founding the OPC?

J. Gresham Machen is best known for his battle against theological liberalism in the northern Presbyterian church in the US (the PCUSA), first founding a seminary (in 1929) and then an independent ...
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What is the process of the Church approving a Marian apparition?

Say that a person claimed to have had Mary appear to them in a way similar to the Marian apparitions of Fatima, Lourdes, Guadalupe, etc. What is the process of the Church approving a Marian apparition ...
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According to Catholicism how does a person discriminate between hearing the true word of God versus a hallucination or a demon?

How does the Catholic Church answer this question: Suppose you hear God make you a commandment, how do you differentiate that from either your own internal monologue or from an imposter angel or ...
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According to Catholicism did God conspire with Satan to kill Job’s children? [closed]

Did Satan and God have a conversation in which Satan says he wants to bring harm to Job’s family and then God provides Satan with permission to do so. And then Satan kills Job’s children!
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Why do some Christians interpret Daniel's 1260 day prophecy as days and not years?

I was pleasantly surprised to see the popularity of Daniel's seventy weeks prophecy held by Christians across multiple denominations in an recent question about "the fulness of time". In it, one day ...
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According to Calvinism, what should one do if one doubts their election?

What does the reformed church teach in terms of what to do, or pray for, if one begins to suspect that they are not predestined for salvation. And if they are in fact not elected by God, does the ...
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Why do the faithful have to say “And with your spirit ” in the Catholic Mass?

In the Catholic Holy Mass (Ordinary Form of the Mass in the Latin rite), the prayer for peace is said more than once . But, when the priest says "Peace be with you"the faithful respond by saying "And ...
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According to Catholicism, why did the robbers strip the traveler to Jericho?

At Luke 10:30 (NRSVCE) we meet the traveler to Jericho who was saved by the Good Samaritan, in a vivid narrative given by Jesus: " Jesus replied, “A man was going down from Jerusalem to Jericho, and ...
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According to Catholic church, is a catholic confession effective if it is part of a calculated plan?

The question is about a model of a Catholic believer who is knowingly planning and repeating a systematic sin and then relying on effective confession. For example a man who describes himself as a ...
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What is the role of the Holy Spirit in the Thomistic understanding of vocation?

What is the role of the Holy Spirit in the Thomistic understanding of vocation and how is the action of the Holy Spirit manifest when one is being called to religious state? Related questions: ...

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