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Is Artificial Intelligence being applied to Christian Doctrine and to Scriptural Interpretation?

Technology is definitely used to aid Bible interpreters and teachers. Theological colleges will now frequently encourage their students to use Bible software such as Accordance or Logos, and run ...
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Is Artificial Intelligence being applied to Christian Doctrine and to Scriptural Interpretation?

A recent example of the use of AI to analyse scripture is this paper that applies machine learning handwriting analysis to the dead sea scrolls. They find that two individuals wrote the Great Isaiah ...
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What are the sources of LDS theology that an LDS theologian need to consult to write a systematic theology?

Depperm's answer is, I think, complete, which I know isn't very satisfying relative to the level of detail you put into your question. But really the sole foundation of Latter-day Saint doctrine is ...
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How is the doctrine of the Trinity substantiated?

This is a very good question. And let me say from the onset that I will not "dazzle" you with examples of the Trinity that deals with water, ice, eggs, four leaf clovers sun rays or anything ...
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What does it mean that Jesus, Father, and Holy Spirit are of the same nature but different personas?

Father, Son and Holy Spirit are one Deity. This is a matter of nature, just as we are one humanity. But in our humanity we cannot (you and I) be a single humanity. Even if we be conjoined twins, there ...
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Power, Authority and Sovereignty in the Character of God

In order to be Sovereign, God would have to be All-Powerful, or Omnipotent. That means God can do anything that pleases Him, but His actions will always be in accord with the rest of His character (...
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What is the Biblical basis that God "cannot" act against his nature?

The Concise Oxford English Dictionary (11th ed.) defines "nature" as "the basic or inherent features, qualities, or character of a person or thing." For God to act against His nature would mean, ...
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What was the organizing principle of Melanchthon's Loci Communes?

This answer is drawn from material I received from Chris Engelsma. One question I didn't take into account at first was which of the four editions of the Loci Bavinck is thinking of; however, if we ...
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Why is Jesus sitting at "God’s right hand" not "the Father's right hand"?

Since we believe the one God, Yahweh, is triune, "Father, Son, and Holy Spirit" (Matthew 28:19), to refer to any of the persons by simply the word "God," in an unqualified manner ...
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Is Artificial Intelligence being applied to Christian Doctrine and to Scriptural Interpretation?

Although I have been unable to find any documented evidence that artificial intelligence is currently being applied to Christian doctrine, I found a source that makes some interesting points and asks ...
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What is the Biblical basis that God "cannot" act against his nature?

I believe that your question, although well intentioned, is irrelevant and unanswerable. II Peter 3:8 eludes to the truth of the matter: But do not overlook this one fact, beloved, that with the ...
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How is the doctrine of the Trinity substantiated?

The body of your question asks, What is the logical argumentation for the doctrine of Trinity? If it can be assumed that God is infinite and eternal and perfect and if it can be assumed that God has ...
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What are the sources of LDS theology that an LDS theologian need to consult to write a systematic theology?

Scriptures Bible (as far as it is translated correctly) Book of Mormon Pearl of Great Price Doctrine and Covenants Prophets (past/present/future) General Conference Ensign/Liahona/New Era/Friend ...
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Tackling Catholic philosophy and theology

Read St. Thomas Aquinas, especially his Summa Theologica or his own briefer introductory summary of it, the Compendium Theologiæ. From Fr. Réginald Garrigou-Lagrange, O.P.'s Essence & Topicality ...
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According to Catholicism, why are all sins against the 6th and 9th Commandments grave matter ex toto genere suo?

Prümmer, O.P., Handbook of Moral Theology p. 69: Three conditions must be verified for mortal sin: There must be grave matter which is determined by the object and circumstances of the act (or ...
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Is there an established concensus meaning of Vicarious Atonement?

The doctrine of penal substitutionary atonement does indeed rely heavily on the idea that Christ's death was vicarious, and thus sometimes vicarious atonement is closely associated with penal ...
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Are there any modern Nestorian or Jacobite systematic theology textbooks?

Answering with respect to the Nestorians/Assyrian church of the East rather than the Jacobites (Miaphysites): While not exactly a modern text, the Marganitha (13th Century) is a Assyrian (a.k.a. ...
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Looking for a website providing HTML formatted works of Joseph Pohle's 12 volume Dogmatic Theology

There are EPUBs (and some other formats) from here: God: His Knowability, Essence, and Attributes: A Dogmatic Treatise The Divine Trinity: A Dogmatic Treatise God the Author of Nature and the ...
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Seeking a Catholic framework for interpreting Bible verses about God's rewards that are commensurate with a believer's work

In Catholicism, what can we do on earth to earn reward beyond eternal life? In order to increase our own personal merits before God, we must first of all be in the state of grace. If we are not in ...
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Seeking a Catholic framework for interpreting Bible verses about God's rewards that are commensurate with a believer's work

Greater reward is acquired by more love. What actually earns us a reward? Love is that which earns us a reward. Heaven consists essentially of the beatific vision of God, ie. seeing God face to face....
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Tackling Catholic philosophy and theology

For a survey of Catholic theology, you'd be better off reading the current Catechism, which summarizes the body of beliefs from basics to the more detailed. There are foot notes a plenty that can ...
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What are the sources of LDS theology that an LDS theologian need to consult to write a systematic theology?

The only appropriate source is a prophet called of God. The standard works and other authoritative writings on the theology of the church all have the same origin: they are the written words of ...
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What does it mean that Jesus, Father, and Holy Spirit are of the same nature but different personas?

God's eternal power and divine nature are clearly seen by all and so we are without excuse in knowing God exists as the one self-existent being. For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against ...
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What does it mean that Jesus, Father, and Holy Spirit are of the same nature but different personas?

What does it mean that Jesus, Father, and Holy Spirit are of the same nature but different personas? the Son is uniquely the Son of God in a way that noone else can be; 2. the Son is not the Father ...
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Why is Jesus sitting at "God’s right hand" not "the Father's right hand"?

Accept the following as a possible explanation, not necessarily a Biblical exposition. If you were a two dimensional being living on a 2D plane, and I was a three dimensional being in a 3D plane and I ...
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Is Artificial Intelligence being applied to Christian Doctrine and to Scriptural Interpretation?

Rather than following well defined programming, AI systems work by doing trial-and-error experiments and effectively adjusting their own programming without human intervention. This works by being ...
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Why do theologians and philosophers suppose a connection between God's Infiniteness or Finiteness and Omnipresence, and Problem of Evil?

That the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give unto you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of him: The eyes of your understanding being enlightened; that ye may ...
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What is the Reformed Protestant view of Progressive Christianity?

After researching Wikipedia and other on-line sources, I found an article that gives a Reformed Protestant view of Progressive Christianity. Here is an extract from an article written by Dr. Michael J....
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What are names for different approaches to unintentional sin?

"A rose by any other name is still a rose" said a national bard. This applies here. People can call sin by whatever names they think appropriate, but there is a strange tendency for those ...
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