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Theology
Theology
is the systematic study of the nature of the divine and, more broadly, of religious belief. It is taught as an academic discipline, typically in universities and seminaries.[1] It occupies itself with the unique content of analyzing the supernatural, but also deals with religious epistemology, asks and seeks to answer the question of revelation. Revelation
Revelation
pertains to the acceptance of God, gods, or deities, as not only transcendent or above the natural world, but also willing and able to interact with the natural world and, in particular, to reveal themselves to humankind
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God
In monotheistic thought, God
God
is conceived of as the Supreme Being
Supreme Being
and the principal object of faith.[3] The concept of God, as described by theologians, commonly includes the attributes of omniscience (all-knowing), omnipotence (unlimited power), omnipresence (present everywhere), divine simplicity, and as having an eternal and necessary existence. In agnostic thought, the existence of God
God
is unknown and/or unknowable
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God In Christianity
God
God
in Christianity
Christianity
is the eternal being who created and preserves all things
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Mother Goddess
A mother goddess is a goddess who represents, or is a personification of nature, motherhood, fertility, creation, destruction or who embodies the bounty of the Earth. When equated with the Earth
Earth
or the natural world, such goddesses are sometimes referred to as Mother Earth
Earth
or as the Earth
Earth
Mother. There is difference of opinion between the academic and the popular conception of the term. The popular view is mainly driven by the Goddess
Goddess
movement and reads that primitive societies initially were matriarchal, worshipping a sovereign, nurturing, motherly earth goddess. This was based upon the nineteenth-century ideas of unilineal evolution of Johann Jakob Bachofen
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Summum Bonum
Summum
Summum
bonum is a Latin expression meaning "the highest good", which was introduced by the Roman philosopher
Roman philosopher
Cicero,[1] to correspond to the Idea of the Good in ancient Greek philosophy. The summum bonum is generally thought of as being an end in itself, and at the same time containing all other goods. The term was used in medieval philosophy
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God The Sustainer
God
God
the Sustainer is a theological term referring to the conception of God
God
who sustains and upholds everything in existence. Al Qayyum, sometimes rendered "The Sustainer" is one of the 99 Names of God
God
in Islam. "Creater, Sustainer, Redeemer" is reportedly a "common phrase" in Protestantism in the United States, specifically in Baptist liturgy.[1]Contents1 Christian theology 2 In Islam 3 Hinduism 4 Pantheism
Pantheism
and pandeism 5 ReferencesChristian theology[edit] In the Christian theology, the described doctrine is supported by the following biblical and Deuterocanonical
Deuterocanonical
references:Wisdom 11:21-26: “For you love all things that exist, and detest none of the things that you have made; for you would not have made anything if you had hated it
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The All
The All
The All
(also called The One, The Absolute, The Great One, The Creator, The Supreme Mind, The Supreme Good, The Father, and The All Mother) is the Hermetic, pantheistic, pandeistic or panentheistic view of God, which is that everything that is, or at least that can be experienced, collectively makes up The All
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Trinity
The Christian doctrine of the Trinity
Trinity
(Latin: Trinitas, lit. 'triad', from trinus, "threefold")[2] holds that God
God
is three consubstantial persons[3] or hypostases[4]—the Father, the Son ( Jesus
Jesus
Christ), and the Holy Spirit—as "one God
God
in three Divine Persons"
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Tawhid
Tawhid
Tawhid
(Arabic: توحيد‎ tawḥīd, meaning "oneness [of God]” also romanized as tawheed, touheed or tevhid[1]) is the indivisible oneness concept of monotheism in Islam.[2] Tawhid
Tawhid
is the religion's central and single-most important concept, upon which a Muslim's entire faith rests
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Personal God
A personal god is a deity who can be related to as a person[1] instead of as an impersonal force, such as the Absolute, "the All", or the "Ground of Being". In the scriptures of the Abrahamic religions, God
God
is described as being a personal creator, speaking in the first person and showing emotion such as anger and pride, and sometimes appearing in anthropomorphic shape.[2] In the Pentateuch, for example, God
God
talks with and instructs his prophets and is conceived as possessing volition, emotions (such as anger, grief and happiness), intention, and other attributes characteristic of a human person
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Unitarianism
Unitarianism
Unitarianism
(from Latin unitas "unity, oneness", from unus "one") is historically a Christian
Christian
theological movement named for its belief that the God
God
in Christianity is one entity, as opposed to the Trinity (tri- from Latin tres "three") which defines God
God
as three persons in one being; the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.[1] Unitarian Christians, therefore, believe that Jesus
Jesus
was inspired by God
God
in his moral teachings, and he is a savior,[2][3] but he was a normal human being and not a deity or God
God
incarnate
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God In Abrahamic Religions
Judaism, Christianity, and Islam
Islam
are sometimes called Abrahamic religions because they all accept the tradition of a god, Yahweh, that revealed himself to the prophet Abraham. The theological traditions of all Abrahamic religions
Abrahamic religions
are thus to some extent influenced by the depiction of the God
God
of Israel in the Hebrew Bible, and the historical development of monotheism in the history of Judaism. The Abrahamic God
God
in this sense is the conception of God
God
that remains a common attribute of all three traditions. God
God
is conceived of as eternal, omnipotent, omniscient and as the creator of the universe. God
God
is further held to have the properties of holiness, justice, omni-benevolence and omnipresence
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God In Judaism
In Judaism, God
God
is understood to be the absolute one, indivisible, and incomparable being who is the ultimate cause of all existence. Judaism holds that YHWH, the god of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob
Jacob
and the national god of the Israelites, delivered the Israelites
Israelites
from slavery in Egypt, and gave them the Law of Moses
Moses
at biblical Mount Sinai as described in the Torah. Traditional interpretations of Judaism
Judaism
generally emphasize that God
God
is personal, while some modern interpretations of Judaism emphasize that God
God
is a force or ideal.[1] The name of God
God
used most often in the Hebrew Bible
Hebrew Bible
is the Tetragrammaton
Tetragrammaton
( YHWH
YHWH
Hebrew: יהוה)
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God In Islam
In Islam, God
God
(Arabic: الله‎, translit. Allāh, contraction of الْإِلٰه al-ilāh, lit. "the god") is indivisible, the God, the absolute one, the all-powerful and all-knowing ruler of the universe, and the creator of everything in existence within the universe. Islam
Islam
emphasizes that God
God
is strictly singular (tawḥīd ): unique (wāḥid ), inherently One (aḥad ),[1] also all-merciful and omnipotent.[2] According to Islamic teachings, beyond the Throne[3] and according to the Quran, "No vision can grasp him, but His grasp is over all vision: He is above all comprehension, yet is acquainted with all things."[4][5] The Surat 112 Al-'Ikhlās (The Sincerity) says: "He is God, [who is] One. God, the Eternal Refuge
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Great Architect Of The Universe
The Great Architect of the Universe
Great Architect of the Universe
(also Grand Architect of the Universe or Supreme Architect of the Universe) is a conception of God discussed by many Christian
Christian
theologians and apologists. As a designation it is used within Freemasonry
Freemasonry
to represent the deity neutrally (in whatever form, and by whatever name each member may individually believe in). It is also a Rosicrucian conception of God, as expressed by Max Heindel
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God In The Bahá'í Faith
The Bahá'í view of God
God
is essentially monotheistic. God
God
is the imperishable, uncreated being who is the source of all existence.[1] He is described as "a personal God, unknowable, inaccessible, the source of all Revelation, eternal, omniscient, omnipresent and almighty".[2][3] Though transcendent and inaccessible directly, his image is reflected in his creation
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