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Bachelor of Divinity (B.Div)


Systematic Theology

Scripture References in this Resource (separated by semi-colons)

John 8:9; 1 Peter 2:19; 1 Peter 3:16; 1 Peter 3:21; Hebrews 9:9; Hebrews 9:14; Hebrews 10:2; Hebrews 10:22; Hebrews 13:18; Acts 23:1; Acts 24:16; Romans 2:15; Romans 9:1; Romans 13:5; 1 Corinthians 10:25, 27; 1 Corinthians 8:10; 1 Corinthians 8:12; 1 Corinthians 8:7; 1 Corinthians 10:28-29; 1 Corinthians 1:12; 2 Corinthians 4:2; 2 Corinthians 5:11; 1 Timothy 1:5; 1 Timothy 3:9; 1 Timothy 4:2; 2 Timothy 1:3; Titus 1:15; Ecclesiastes 10:20;


The subject as stated in itself excludes the problem of the origin of conscience, a large field especially in phylogenetic theories (theories of remorse, origin of duty, origin of the good); it excludes the practical aspects and applications of the doctrines of conscience (systems of casuistry; social sphere of conscience; freedom of conscience). The subject has been-further limited, a procedure demanded by considerations of time and space, by a particular viewpoint applied to this discussion. The viewpoint permits formulation in the shape of a statement of the problem, namely: To determine the validity of the term "conscience" as an ethical and theological concept in our own time and to ascertain whether a theory of conscience can be constructed satisfying at the same time the demands of revelation in Scripture, and of science in the more positive type of scientific psychology.

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