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Bachelor of Divinity (B.Div)
Every system of theology or philosophy must concern itself with two major principles, the formal and the material principles. The formal principle deals with the source of the doctrines or teachings while the material principle concerns itself with the central point or core idea of doctrine, in the light of which the entire system must be viewed and evaluated. The Jehovah Witnesses claim that their formal principle is the Bible. It shall be the purpose of our third chapter to study this claim while this chapter shall confine itself with the material principle
Brandt, Arlan H., "The History and Doctrine of Jehovah's Witnesses with FInal Reference to Hermeneutical Principles" (1951). Bachelor of Divinity. 351.
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