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Master of Sacred Theology (STM)


Practical Theology

Scripture References in this Resource

2 Timothy 2:16-18; Genesis 3:15; Genesis 4:1; Genesis 5:24; Genesis 5:28; Genesis 12:1-3; Hebrews 11:17-19; Matthew 22:31; Job 19:25-27; Psalm 16:9; Psalm 49:15; Isaiah 26:19; Daniel 12:1; Hosea 13:14; Proverbs 29:18; Acts 17:32; Acts 26:22-24; 2 Corinthians 2:14; 2 Corinthians 10:5


The doctrine of the resurrection-, of the body is fundamental to the Christian faith. It is so closely linked to all articles of our religion that if robbed from its setting our whole system of Christian doctrine would become a purposeless aimless jumble of strange notions. This doctrine permeates the whole Christian conception of the divine plan of salvation, supplying it with a purpose. What Dorner says of Israel that “it has the idea of teleology as a kind of a soul” applies to the Christian religion. The final purpose of every act of God is the salvation of mankind. But since death is the universal shepherd of mankind, death must be done away in order that the final purpose of God may be accomplished.

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