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Theological Encyclopedia and Terminology


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1). Systematic Theology asks the question “What is the truth about God?”

a). True       b). False


2). Practical Theology examines how dogma was and is developed.

a). True       b). False


3). Biblical History is a sub discipline of Biblical Theology

a). True       b). False


4). Exegesis is a sub discipline of exegetics.

a). True       b). False


5). There are six departments of instruction in the discipline of systematic theology.

a). True       b). False


6). The purpose of the use of apologetics is to prove other religions or philosophies are wrong.

a). True       b). False


7). Pastoral care and counseling, liturgical issues of worship and Christian education are all part of historical theology. 

a). True       b). False


8). Systematic Theology is an organized study or discourse about God. 

a). True       b). False


9). “Higher Criticism” often undermines the received tradition of the church, and looks at the Bible as a spiritual document.

a). True       b). False


10). Exegesis is the actual reading out and the interpretation of the texts.

a). True       b). False


11). Biblical Theology is described as “the history of special ___________”. 


12). It also seeks to understand the dialogue between competing ___________ viewpoints, and how did the church responded to __________ and doctrinal challenges down through the centuries.


13). Hermeneutics is the science of

a). theology

b). interpretation

c). archeology

d). none of the above




14). This sub discipline deals with determining the content of the Bible

a). systematic theology

b). exegesis

c). canonics

d). none of the above


15). “Logos” which can mean word, study or 

a). bible

b). canon

c). dogma

d). none of the above


16). Biblical Languages is the study of Hebrew, Aramaic and

a). English

b). Italian

c). Greek

d). none of the above


17). Which discipline vindicates the Christian philosophy of life against all other philosophies and lifestyles.

a). Apologetics

b). Historical Theology

c). Exegesis

d). Canonics


18). The biblical theologian is interested in the historical relation of the various truths.

a). Doctrines

b). Bibles

c). Truths

d). None of the above


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