ARW Week 13

  1. Vid/Vis
    Comes from a Latin verb meaning "see"
  2. Visage
    The face or appearance of a person
  3. Vis-á-vis
    In relation to or compared with
  4. Spic/Spec
    Comes from the Latin verb specere or spicere, meaning "to look at or behold."
  5. Auspicious
    • (1) Promising success; favorable
    • (2) Fortunate, prosperous
  6. Perspicacious
    Having acute or shrewd mental vision or judgment
  7. Voc/Vok
    Comes from the Latin words meaning "voice" and "speak."
  8. Equivocate
    • (1) To use ambiguous language, especially in order to deceive.
    • (2) To avoid giving a direct answer
  9. Vociferous
    Making noisy or emphatic outcries
  10. Phon
    A Greek root meaning "sound," "voice," or "speech."
  11. Cacophany
    Harsh or unpleasant sound
  12. Polyphonic
    Referring to a style of music in which two or more melodies are sung or played against each other in harmony.
  13. Teleological Argument
    An argument for the existence of God based on the seemingly purposeful order of the universe that suggests the world is the work of a "Master Architect" rather than a result of chance. Important proponents of teleological arguments include the medieval theologian Thomas Aquinas and the Enlightenment apologist William Paley.
  14. Theocentricity
    Holding God as the central object of focus as well as our ultimate concern. Hence, to be theocentric is to view all of life, including ethics, from the perspective of a commitment to God.
  15. Theodicy
    A response to the problem of evil in the world that attempts logically, relveantly and consistently to defend God as simultaneously omnipotent, all-loving and just despite the reality of evil.
  16. Theologia Crucis
    In his theologia crucis (theology of the cross) Luther contended that the true and consummate place of God's self-revelation is in the humility, weakness and suffering love of God displayed on the cross of Christ. Luther opposed the idea of a theologia gloria (theology of glory) that advocated the knowledge of God through God's works in the cosmos.
  17. Theopneustos
    Greek for "God-breathed," or "God-inspired." Generally this word is used to describe the divine dimension of Scripture either as divinely inspired documents (2 Tim 3:16) or as the product of divinely inspired authors (2 Peter 1:21).
  18. Tillich, Paul
    One of the most influential Protestant theologians of the twentieth century, Tillich developed a philosophical theology to respond to and seriously interact with modern culture. Best known for his method of correlation, Tillich argued that all reality - including God, the Ground of Being - can be known only through myth and symbol. By participating in the Ground of Being as revealed by the "New Being," humans can move from fallen "nonbeing" into new, human "being," whose perfect symbol is Jesus the Christ.
  19. Traducianism
    The view that in addition to the human body the human soul is transmitted from the parents to the child, rather than being created specifically for that human body by God ex nihilo (creationism). Although it may be dated to the patristic era, this teaching has been especially strong in Lutheran circles, in contrast to the Roman Catholic and Reformed preference for creationism
  20. Transcendence
    The attribute of God that refers to being wholly and distinctly separate from creation (although always actively involved in and with it as well). The declaration that God is transcendent means that God is "above" the world and comes to creation from "beyond." During hte medieval era God's transcendence was especially emphasized, as is evident in the architecture of the great gothic cathedrals with their high, arched ceilings that lift one's gaze upward.
  21. Tritheism
    A distorted belief in three different Gods - Father, Son and Spirit - rather than one God who is unified and yet diversely three persons (Trinity).
  22. Typology
    Differing from a symbol or an allegory, a typology is a representation of an actual, historical reference. According to Christian exegesis, biblical typology deals with the parallels between actual, historical (usually OT) figures or events in salvation hisotry and their later, analogous fulfilment. Often NT events and figures are typologically understood and interpreted according to an OT pattern (e.g., creation and the new creation, Adam and Christ, the exodus and NT concepts of salvation). On this basis typology became one of the four prevalent ways (together with the literal, the analogical and the spiritual) of interpreting Scripture in the Middle Ages.
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ARW Week 13
Art of Research Writing Vocabulary Terms for the week of April 27, 2011.