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How sound is the doctrine in Dante's Inferno? Dante’s Inferno is basically just one part of the now famous work known as The Divine Comedy. Dante Alighieri’s epic poem was written in 1321 and was written as a literary work and not a theological work. We have to keep that in mind. Dante was quite orthodox for his time place in history. As a literary work, it ...


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He was both, but offered Himself, His own body as the perfect sacrifice. The book of Hebrews goes into great details. If you have a little time, read an overview commentary of Hebrews; if you have a medium amount of time, read a study Bible or commentary that goes verse by verse; If you have a lot of time, I strongly recommend the Naked Bible podcast by Dr. ...


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Biblical Theology studies the Bible focusing on how God progressively revealed truth in it. It looks at it in chronological order showing how each new text adds to the ones before, sometimes in obvious agreement, sometimes in seeming contradiction. For example, Biblical Theology is crucial to understand how Christians should relate to the Old Testament Law - ...


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Here's a quick overview answer. Think how Harry Potter, The Lord of the Rings, Star Wars, etc, have become part of modern culture. Dante's Divine Comedy was also a work of fantasy fiction, never intended to accurately represent Catholic theology. As the only significant literary work available in the Italian language at the time it became so popular ...


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Here's a definition of "biblical theology" from Wayne Grudem's popular Systematic Theology (pages 22-23): "Biblical theology" has a technical meaning in theological studies. [...] [It] gives special attention to the teachings of individual authors and sections of Scripture, and to the place of each teaching in the historical development of Scripture. So ...


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The following article was written by Donald Macleod, who is Professor of Systematic Theology at the Free Church of Scotland College in Edinburgh, Scotland. The article appeared in a communication I received from "Reformation 21" on October 5 of this year. I've been on their email list for awhile now, and their mini-monographs and book reviews are ...


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‘The Inferno’ is part of Dante Alighieri’s epic poem ‘The Divine Comedy’ (finished 1321). Please note that his work is intended to be literary, not theological. However, it does describe his imaginative journey through Hell, Purgatory and then Heaven, and is a mixture of Roman Catholicism, mythology and medieval tradition. Here are a few extracts from an ...


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Italian writer Alighieri Dante wrote this circa 1308-1321, but it was not a doctrinal treatise. It formed the first part of an epic poem, followed by Purgatorio and Paradiso. It showed philosophical musings with an imagined (long-dead) Virgil being Dante’s guide through the realms of hell, which was thought to be located in the middle of planet Earth. The ...


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What does it mean for something to be theologically sound? Ordinarily, something is considered theologically sound in reference to something. Dante wrote in late 13th and early 14th Century Italy where like most Italians of his day, he would have been Catholic and surrounded with a strong Catholic culture. Thus, the question has to be how sound is the ...


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Do pre-tribulational, pre-millennial theologies reconcile with Jehovah's Witnesses? As far as I can ascertain, the answer to your main question must be “no”. However, there is an element of common ground between Adventists and Jehovah’s Witnesses when it comes to the date of what is described as Christ’s “parousia” or invisible, heavenly presence. History: ...


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I have heard of a denomination that believes only the four gospel accounts in the New Testament, but cannot find the source. I am unaware of any denomination that believes in only the New Testament. From an answer you posted previously you said: Jesus revealed The Merciful Heavenly Father through His Teachings in the clearest way while The Old Testament ...


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There is no need for an "either, or" question here, for Jesus is both! Throughout the Bible Jesus is constantly given a variety of names, titles and roles. Consider Isaiah 9:6 with this list: "And his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The Everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace." It is the same with the functions he performs. In ...


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Short answer: D.A. Carson offered a concise comparison within a larger article on the connection between Biblical and other kinds of theologies. Quote: BT is historical and organic; ST is relatively ahistorical and universal. Unlike BT, which is deeply committed to working inductively from the biblical text so that the text itself sets the agenda, ST may (...


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