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Besides JWs, are there other Christian denominations where meetings regularly consist of congregation-wide study sessions?
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The English Puritans of the 16th Century held "prophesyings": To improve the faith and training of parish clergy, Puritan ministers in the 1570s began holding a series of public conferences at ...

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What role do the people of Rome play in the election of a pope?
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I'm not knowledgeable about papal elections in 1059 or today, but Edward Gibbon's history has the following remark: The freedom of elections subsisted long after the legal establishment of ...

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Will the faithful eat and drink after resurrection?
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In line with the answer of @KorvinStarmast, early and medieval Christian theologians generally believed that that people in Heaven would not need to eat. Here is what Origen said in the third century: ...

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What is the origin of "cruciform theodicy"?
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In her novel The Minister's Wooing, written in 1859, Harriet Beecher Stowe offers the death of Christ as a response to the problem of evil. She does it in the voice of one of the characters, but it is ...

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How is the 'New Perspective on Paul' different from Catholicism with respect to good works?
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The notion of "good works" comes up multiple times in the New Testament, so I'll limit my answer to the meaning of "works of the law" in Paul's epistles, particularly Galatians. The NPP soteriological ...

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Which are the sins that will not be forgiven in the age to come?
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St. Augustine understood this passage in terms of purgatory. That is, while some sins will be forgiven in purgatory, the sin Jesus talks about here cannot be. For some of the dead, indeed, the ...

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What does "God is just" mean according to Calvinists?
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While he affirmed God's justice as having real meaning, John Calvin attributed to it a hiddenness that renders it opaque to humans. On reprobation (Institutes 3.21.5–3.23.9): We must always at last ...

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According to Protestants, must clergy be ordained by other ordained clergy?
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Martin Luther denies the necessity of such an ordination. In Open Letter to the Christian Nobility of the German Nation Concerning the Reform of the Christian Estate, written in 1520, he argued: If ...

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