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Christology (study of Christ)

The New Testament Christology studies the nature and significance of the person of Jesus Christ. Especially prominent is the understanding of Christological titles in the NT and their variations or emphasis among NT authors. The most important of these titles is the Messiah and the Son of God. In...

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Colors in Greek

The ancient Greeks had a unique understanding of color, which differed significantly from modern perceptions. Rather than categorizing specific hues, they focused on describing colors based on qualities such as light, brightness, darkness, and saturation. This approach prioritized the qualitative...

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Eschatology (study of the last things)

Eschatology refers to the study of the ultimate climax or end of history. Among the primary topics are conceptions, such as the purpose of history, end times, second coming, judgment, death, hell, or eternal life. In recent times, three primary forms of eschatology have developed. The first...

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Food in the New Testament

Food in ancient Israel during its Hellenistic era, which spanned from the late 4th century BCE to the 1st century BCE, presents a fascinating blend of local and foreign influences. This period, marked by the conquests of Alexander the Great and the subsequent rule of the Ptolemies and Seleucids,...

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Catechesis (education and teaching)

The ultimate goal of Christian catechesis is to prepare believers for holy life in Christ Jesus and preserve them for the day of salvation. The primary biblical tools to achieve this task are God's Word (2 Timothy 3:13), Mercy (Titus 2:11-13), and Law (Exodus 20; Matthew 5-7). 

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Love and Affection

Primary expressions for the word love in the New Testament are two nouns ἀγαπη and φιλία, including their cognates.  These words are present in various contexts, creating a vibrant semantic range. In the bible, there exist another two words for love ἔρως and στοργή that are however present in...

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Pastoral Care (Cure of Souls)

The term pastoral care comes from latin cura animarum and from the activity itself. This ministry reflects Jesus' pastoral attributes in practical service to the world (neighbors). It is based on texts such as Matthew 22:37-40 or Matthew 25:35-40. Its primary goal is ministry towards Christians to...

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People names in the New Testament

The New Testament features an array of names that have had a profound influence on Western culture and beyond. These names are not only significant for their religious connotations but also for their historical and cultural impact. Here is a brief overview of some of the key names from the New...

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Apostles' Creed

The Apostles’ Creed is one of the most known summaries of the Christian faith. Its purpose was to publicly declare, teach and defend the Christian faith. Its significance was also important during the baptism to confess a personal faith. The creed has a trinitarian structure, divided into three...

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