Walter Snyder

Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Sacred Theology (STM)


Systematic Theology

First Advisor

William Schmelder

Scripture References in this Resource

Genesis 8:1; Genesis 3:16-19; Genesis 3:15; 1 John 3: 4; Romans 5:12; Genesis 1:2; Ephesians 2:14-18; Psalm 121:1


The doctrine of god will itself be the subject of five chapters. These five chapters will treat the subjects of: The First God; The Former Gods; The Latter Gods; The Present Gods; and, Demonology. There was a serious question whether the last two chapters should come under the doctrine of god or not. The first thought was that they should be under the separate categories of angelology and demonology since they both dealt with spirits. However, in both instances these are spirits that are worshipped. Therefore, the final decision was that they should properly go under the doctrine of god. This is one of the problems in fitting an animistic, pluralistic religion into a systematic theology.

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