He had already been King of Scotland for 36 years when he became King of both countries, ending centuries of antagonism. The monarch had absolute power and an attack on him or her, even a verbal one, was considered to be treason.
You are free to download this article provided it remains intact without alteration. You are also free to transmit this article and quote this article provided that proper citation of authorship is included. Theological Articles Everyone engages in theology. Everyone has a theology.
The word "theology" is derived from two Greek words, theos meaning "God," and logos meaning "word" with extended meanings of "reasoning" or "logic.
Christians should not be afraid of theology or have an aversion towards theology. Theology is not necessarily overly intellectual or "unspiritual. In analyzing the theological systems that predominate today, it is important that we remain as objective as possible.
We do not want to misrepresent what others believe. We do not want to set up "straw men," which any wind-bag could blow down. We do not want to engage in ballistic brick-throwing and unloving polemics against Christian peoples who hold differing theological opinions.
Genuine and sincere Bible-believing Christians subscribe to varying theological systems. Never do we want to "write someone off" and deny that they are our Christian brother or sister because they organize their "belief-system" differently that we do, provided they profess that Jesus is the Christ and have received Him by faith.
Christian unity is not uniformity of thought or ideology. We seek a unity of love despite diversity of opinion, understanding, interpretation or theological explanation.
Our unity is in Christ, not in theological constructions. In this study we will be considering the two predominant theological systems in conservative Christian theology today Covenant theology and Dispensational theologyand then proposing another theological interpretation Christocentric theologythat avoids some of the problems presented by the other two.
This will necessarily involve some critique of the predominant theological systems and their presuppositions.
Questions will be asked about their premises, some of which beg for an answer. We seek not to destroy these theological systems, but to honestly inquire, question and confront.
In that these theological systems have innumerable variations among their proponents with subtle nuances of differing interpretation, we must attempt to analyze the over-all system and simplify the issues involved without being so simplistic as to misrepresent.
Not an easy task! Covenant Theology Covenant theology is also referred to as "Reformed theology" and occasionally as "Federal theology. In their protestation against the theology of Roman Catholicism, Martin Luther and John Calvin, among others, developed distinctive theological interpretations, so that Lutheran theology and Calvinistic theology both existed prior to Reformed or Covenant theology.
It was not until the seventeenth century that a systematized theology based upon the idea of "covenant" developed. Samuel Rutherford from Scotland, and Johannes Cocceius of Holland, were both instrumental in the establishment of Covenant theology.
It became firmly entrenched in Reformed Protestant theology after the Church of Scotland accepted the Westminster Confession inwhich incorporated the idea of federal or covenant theology into a creedal statement for the first time.
The socio-political climate in which these ideas germinated is important. There was strong emphasis on national sovereignty and on social contracts or "covenants" to defend national freedom. Societal and moral law was emphasized to maintain the new social structures. These sociological and cultural factors lent themselves to the development of a corresponding political theology which emphasized law and covenant and sovereignty.
Covenant theology has been conducive to political enmeshment throughout its history, as is evidenced by the contemporary resurgence of "theonomy" and "reconstructionism.The Reign of Quantity gives a concise but comprehensive view of the present state of affairs in the world, as it appears from the point of view of the 'ancient wisdom', formerly common both to the East and to the West, but now almost entirely lost sight of.
Calendar of State Papers, Domestic Series, of the Reign of James I., Preserved in the State Paper Department of Her Majesty's Public Record Office by Mary Anne Everett Green Calendar of State Papers, Domestic Series, of the Reign of James . The Moral Equivalent of War William James Introduction.
The war against war is going to be no holiday excursion or camping party. The military feelings are too deeply grounded to abdicate their place among our ideals until better substitutes are offered than the glory and shame that come to nations as well as to individuals from the ups and downs of politics and the vicissitudes of trade.
May When people care enough about something to do it well, those who do it best tend to be far better than everyone else.
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The popular depiction for the word Reactionary gives the definition - an extreme conservative; an opponent of progress or liberalism. A more in-depth amplification is once again found in Wikipedia.
“Reactionary (or reactionist) is a political epithet typically applied to extreme ideological. Sir Henry James Sumner Maine, KCSI (15 August – 3 February ), was a British Whig comparative jurist and historian. He is famous for the thesis outlined in his book Ancient Law that law and society developed "from status to contract." According to the thesis, in the ancient world individuals were tightly bound by status to traditional groups, while in the modern one, in which.