Theology Vocab

  1. Transcendence
    exceeding or surpassing in degree of excellence, outside of the created order
  2. Immanence
    remaining with, close or nearby; existing in/near the created order
  3. Empirical
    derived from or quided by experience of experiment
  4. Hedonism
    the doctrine that pleasure of happiness is the highest good
  5. Carpe Diem (latin)
    • "Seize the Day"
    • exploit the present, as opposed to placing all hope in the future
  6. Oxymoron
    • self-contradictory statement
    • like pretty ugly, open secret, tragic comedy
  7. Paradox
    a statement or propisition that seems self-contradictory or absurd but in reality, expresses a possible truth

    • GIANTS!
    • Rising from the dead
  8. Antinomy
    a contradiction between two statements, both apparently obtained by correct reasoning
  9. Mystery
    anything that is kept secret or remains unexplained or unknown

    • The Meaning of Life
    • God's Existence
  10. Religious Pluralism
    the philosophical/religious belief that all religious are equally true and equally contribute to the explanation of the divine and the human experience
  11. Grace
    God's unmerited, undeserved favor toward creation
  12. Quest
    a search or pursuit made in order to find or obtain something
  13. Redemption
    the act of delivering from sin or saving from evil
  14. Infinite
    • total and all-embracing; having no limits or boundaries in tie or space or extent or multitude
    • Mobius strip
  15. Authenticity
    genuineness; legitimacy
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Theology Vocab
Theology Vocab