AARON  in the Bible and as symbolic figure in Christian Thought (100 words)  Rationale & Template Entry # 2 T Concept

 

===ABBA/AMMA  (Lexical Definition = 20 words) 

 

===ABBESS/ABBOT (Lexical Definition = 20 words)

 

ABEL  20-50 word identification

 

ABELARD, PETER  200 words Rationale & Template Entry # 7 T FIG

 

ABGAR AND LETTER OF,  (100 words)  Rationale & Template Entry # 7 T FIG and Rationale & Template Entry # 6 SCRIP  

 

===ABJURATION  (Lexical Definition === 20 words) 

 

===ABLUTION  (Lexical Definition === 15 words) 

 

Aboriginal Australian Traditional Religions, (see NATIVE TRADITIONS IN AUSTRALIA AND CHRISTIANITY) Rationale & Template Entry #  9   INTER

 

ABORTION (400 words) Rationale & Template Entry #  2  T Concept

 

ABRAHAM (600 words) (in Judaism, Christianity, and Islam) Rationale & Template Entry #  2  T Concept

 

ABRAHAM, TESTAMENT OF (100 words)  Rationale & Template Entry # 6 SCRIP  

 

ABSALOM 20 word identification

 

ABSOLUTION  (Lexical Definition === 20 words)  Rationale & Template Entry # 5 CP

 

ABSTINENCE  (Lexical Definition === 20 words)  Rationale & Template Entry # 5 CP

 

ABUNA  (100 words)  Rationale & Template Entry # 7 T FIG

 

ABUSE AS PASTORAL CARE ISSUE (400 words)  Rationale & Template Entry # 5 CP

 

===ACACIAN SCHISM  50 words  Rationale & Template Entry #  8  EVENT 

 

ACCOMPANIMENT (Definition === 100 words)

Rationale & Template Entry # 5 CP  

 

ACCULTURATION (Definition === 100 words)  

Rationale & Template EntryRationale & Template Entry # 10 METH

 

ACOEMETAE  100 WORDS  Rationale & Template Entry #  4  MOV    

 

ACT OF SUPREMACY (50 word identification)

 

ACTS OF THE APOSTLES    300 words  Rationale & Template Entry # 6 SCRIP

 

ACTS OF MARTYRS  (400 words)  Rationale & Template Entry # 6 SCRIP       

 

ADAM AND EVE as symbolic figure in Christian thought (200 words) Rationale & Template Entry #  2  T Concept

 

ADAPTATION (200 words) Rationale & Template Entry #  2  T Concept

 

ADDAI AND MARI, LITURGY OF  200 words  Rationale & Template Entry # 6 SCRIP

 

ADDAMS, JANE (200 words)  Rationale & Template Entry #  7  P  FIG 

 

ADIAPHORISTS  50 words  Rationale & Template Entry #  4  MOV

 

===ADJURATION  (Lexical Definition === 40 words)  Rationale & Template Entry # 5 CP

 

Adoptionism (see CHRISTOLOGY)

 

===ADORATION (Lexical Definition === 15 words)  Rationale & Template Entry # 5 CP

 

===ADVENT  (40 words) Rationale & Template Entry # 5 CP 

 

===  ADVENTISM, Adventists (800 words)  Rationale & Template Entry #  4  MOV (see also SEVENTH-DAY ADVENTIST WORSHIP, WHITE , ELLEN) 

 

Advowson (see PATRONAGE) Rationale & Template Entry # 5 CP

 

===AETERNI PATRIS  (Encyclical)  Rationale & Template Entry # 6 SCRIP   

 

AFRICA, CHRISTIANITY IN CONTEMPORARY:   A full page map showing the approximate percentage  of Christians (of Muslims, and of African Traditional Religionists) of the population of each country.  (equivalent to 800 words)

 

AFRICA, HISTORY OF CHRISTIANITY IN  A full page map with arrows showing the approximate dates when Christianity arrived and developed in each part of Africa.   (equivalent to 800 words) (PLUS NARRATIVE SKETCH OF THIS  HISTORY =  800 words) Rationale & Template Entry #  1  N or R 

 

AFRICA, NORTH 400 words     Rationale & Template Entry #  1  N or R 

 

AFRICA, ROMAN  200 words  Rationale & Template Entry #  8  EVENT 

 

AFRICAN AMERICAN CHURCHES AND THEIR THEOLOGIES  (800 words) Rationale & Template Entry #  4  MOV (see also BLACK THEOLOGY) 

 

AFRICAN-AMERICAN LITERATURE, THE BIBLE, AND CHRISTIANITY  (400 words)  Rationale & Template Entry #  9   INTER

 

African American Theology (see BLACK THEOLOGY)

 

AFRICAN CHRISTIAN THEOLOGIES (1,200 words) Rationale & Template Entry #  4  MOV

 

AFRICAN INSTITUTED CHURCHES AND THEIR THEOLOGIES (1200 words) Rationale & Template Entry #  4  MOV

 

 AFRICAN METHODIST EPISCOPAL CHURCH (400 words) Rationale & Template Entry #  4  MOV 

 

AFRICAN MISSIONS, SOCIETY OF (Societas Missionum ad Afros,  SMA) (100 words) RC  Rationale & Template Entry #  4  MOV    

 

AFRICAN TRADITIONAL RELIGIONS AND CHRISTIANITY: (total: 2000 words)  Rationale & Template Entry #  9   INTER

A)  General Introduction (800 words);

B) Eastern Africa, (400 words) 

C) Southern Africa (400 words), 

D) Western Africa (600 words)  (see also NIGERIA) 

 

AFRICAN TRADITIONS AND THE BIBLE (700 words) (includes 100 words from NIGERIA) Rationale & Template Entry # 6 SCRIP   

 

AFRO-ASIAN SOLIDARITY CONFERENCE 1955  (200 words)      Rationale & Template Entry #  8  EVENT 

 

Afterlife (see ESCHATOLOGY; HEAVEN, HELL, IMMORTALITY)

 

===AGAPE (Lexical Definition === 32 words) Rationale & Template Entry # 5 CP (see also LOVE)

 

===AGAPETAI  (100 words)  Rationale & Template Entry # 5 CP

 

===AGNOSTICISM (60) Rationale & Template Entry #  2  T Concept  . 

 

===AGNUS DEI  (Lexical Definition === 26 words)  Rationale & Template Entry # 5 CP

 

AGOBARD OF LYONS  100 words  Rationale & Template Entry #  7  P  FIG 

 

AGRICOLA, MICHAEL  (100 words)  Rationale & Template Entry #  7  P  FIG

 

===ALB (Lexical Definition === 36 words) Rationale & Template Entry # 5 CP . 

ALBANIA  1.1M   300 words     Rationale & Template Entry #  1  N or R 

===ALBERT OF PRUSSIA   (53 words) Rationale & Template Entry # 7 P FIG . 

 

ALBERTUS MAGNUS, ST 100 words Rationale & Template Entry # 7 T FIG

 

ALBIGENSES  (200 words) Rationale & Template Entry #  4  MOV

 

===ALCUIN  (50 words) Rationale & Template Entry # 7 T FIG

 

===ALEXANDER OF ALEXANDRIA (50/words)   Rationale & Template Entry # 7 T FIG . 

 

Alexander  (see POPES)

 

ALEXANDER, MICHAEL SOLOMON 100 words Rationale & Template Entry #  7  P  FIG 

 

ALEXANDRIA, and its Theological School  200 words  Rationale & Template Entry #  4  MOV 

 

Alexandrian Text   (see BIBLE,  TEXTS AND MANUSCRIPTS )

 

Alienation (see MARXISM AND MARXIST-CHRISITIAN DIALOGUE and PSYCHOLOGY AND THEOLOGY) Rationale & Template Entry #  2  T Concept

 

ALL SAINTS' DAY (400 words)  Rationale & Template Entry # 5 CP

 

ALL SOULS' DAY (Lexical Definition === 20 words) Rationale & Template Entry # 5 CP

 

ALLEGORY (Definition === 100 words)  Rationale & Template Entry # 10 METH

 

ALLELUIA (Lexical Definition === 20 words)  Rationale & Template Entry # 5 CP

 

ALLEN, RICHARD  (200 words) Rationale & Template Entry # 7 P FIG = Figures exemplifying a Christian Practice

 

ALMSGIVING (Lexical Definition === 20 words)  Rationale & Template Entry # 5 CP

 

ALTAR (Lexical Definition === 20 words) Rationale & Template Entry # 5 CP

 

ALTERNATE TRADING (200 words)  Rationale & Template Entry # 5 CP

 

ALPHA AND OMEGA (in Bible) 20 word identification  

 

ALPHONSUS LIGUORI 100 words Rationale & Template Entry # 7 P FIG

 

AMBROSE OF MILAN 100 words Rationale & Template Entry # 7 T FIG

 

AMBROSIAN RITE (400 words) Rationale & Template Entry # 5 CP

 

AMBROSIASTER  50 words Rationale & Template Entry # 7 T FIG

 

AMEN  (Lexical Definition === 20 words) Rationale & Template Entry # 5 CP

 

America, Central  and South  See LATIN AMERICA

 

America, North  See NORTH AMERICA

 

American Baptist Churches  (see BAPTIST CHURCHES IN NORTH AMERICA)

 

AMERICAN BIBLE SOCIETY (100 words)  Rationale & Template Entry # 6 SCRIP  

 

American Board Of Commissioners For Foreign Missions (see BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS FOR FOREIGN MISSIONS 

 

 AMERICAN ENGLISH LITERATURE, THE BIBLE, AND CHRISTIANITY  (600 words)  Rationale & Template Entry #  9   INTER

 

AMES, WILLIAM  (100 words) Rationale & Template Entry # 7 T FIG

 

AMISH  (200 words) Rationale & Template Entry #  4  MOV

 

AMYRAUT, MOISE (100 words)  Rationale & Template Entry # 7 T FIG

 

ANABAPTISTS (Definition === 100 words)  Rationale & Template Entry #  4  MOV (see BAPTIST and MENNONITE)

 

ANALOGY (Definition === 100 words)   Rationale & Template Entry # 10 METH

 

Anamnesis (see EUCHARIST) Rationale & Template Entry # 5 CP

 

Anaphora (see EUCHARIST) Rationale & Template Entry # 5 CP

 

ANATHEMA (Lexical Definition === 20 words)  Rationale & Template Entry # 5 CP

 

ANCESTORS, VENERATION OF, AND CHRISTIANITY:  HISTORICAL SKETCH (400 words)

Rationale & Template Entry #  3  in Cluster

 

ANCESTORS, VENERATION OF, AND CHRISTIANITY  IN CONTEMPORARY CONTEXTS

AFRICA, (400 words) Rationale & Template Entry #  3  in  Cluster

ASIA, (400 words) Rationale & Template Entry #  3  in  Cluster 

CARIBBEAN ISLANDS (400 words)  Rationale & Template Entry #  3  in  Cluster

EUROPE (200 words) Rationale & Template Entry #  3  in  Cluster

NORTH AMERICA (200 words)  Rationale & Template Entry #  3  in  Cluster

LATIN AMERICA (400 words)  Rationale & Template Entry #  3  in  Cluster

PACIFIC ISLANDS and AUSTRALIA (400 words) Rationale & Template Entry #  3  in  Cluster

 

ANCHORITE LIFE  (Lexical Definition === 20 words) Rationale & Template Entry # 5 CP

 

Andrew, Acts Of (see APOCRYPHAL ACTS OF APOSTLES)  Rationale & Template Entry # 6 SCRIP  

 

ANDROCENTRISM (200 words)  Rationale & Template Entry #  2  T Concept

 

ANGELA OF FOLIGNO  (CLARK 93FF) (200 words)  Rationale & Template Entry #  7  P  FIG

 

ANGELS (400 words) Rationale & Template Entry #  2  T Concept

 

ANGER of God  (600 words) Rationale & Template Entry #  2  T Concept

 

ANGLICAN ORDINATIONS, APOSTOLICAE CURAE  (200 words)  Rationale & Template Entry #  5  CP 

 

ANGLICANISM and Anglican Communion (1600) Rationale & Template Entry #  4  MOV

 

ANGLICANISM IN NIGERIA (350 words) (see NIGERIA and CROWTHER)   Rationale & Template Entry #  4  MOV

 

ANGLO-SAXON CHURCH OR PERIOD  (200 words)  Rationale & Template Entry #  4  MOV 

 

ANGOLA 12M  600 words Sub-Entries 800 words  Rationale & Template Entry #  1  N or R 

 

ANHYPOSTASIA (20 word lexical definition)   Rationale & Template Entry #  2  T Concept (see also CHRISTOLOGIES)

 

ANIMISM (definition === 100 words)  Rationale & Template Entry # 10 METH

 

ANNUNCIATION  (Lexical Definition === 20 words) Rationale & Template Entry # 5 CP

 

ANOINTING (400 words) Rationale & Template Entry # 5 CP

 

ANONYMOUS CHRISTIANS  (20 word lexical definition)  Rationale & Template Entry #  4  MOV (see also SALVATION)

 

ANSELM OF CANTERBURY  800 words  Rationale & Template Entry #  7  T  FIG  

 

ANSGAR  (or Anskar)  (100 words)  Rationale & Template Entry #  7  P  FIG 

 

ANTHEM  (Lexical Definition === 20 words)  Rationale & Template Entry # 5 CP

 

ANTHONY, SUSAN B.  (200 words) Rationale & Template Entry #  7  P  FIG

 

ANTHROPOLOGICAL THEORIES OF RELIGION AND THE STUDY OF CHRISTIANITY (800 words)   

Rationale & Template Entry # 10 METH

 

ANTHROPOLOGY,  HISTORY OF THEOLOGICAL (400 words)  Rationale & Template Entry #  3  in Cluster

 

ANTHROPOLOGY, THEOLOGICAL ISSUES IN CONTEMPORARY CONTEXTS

AFRICA (400 words)  Rationale & Template Entry #  3  in  Cluster

ASIA (400 words) Rationale & Template Entry #  3  in  Cluster 

EASTERN EUROPE (200 words)  Rationale & Template Entry #  3  in  Cluster

LATIN AMERICA (400 words)  Rationale & Template Entry #  3  in  Cluster

NORTH AMERICA (200 words) Rationale & Template Entry #  3  in  Cluster

PACIFIC ISLANDS AND AUSTRALIA (400 words) Rationale & Template Entry #  3  in  Cluster

WESTERN EUROPE (200 words)  Rationale & Template Entry #  3  in  Cluster

 

===ANTHROPOMORPHISMS (429 words)  (see also GOD) Rationale & Template Entry #  2  T Concept

 

ANTICHRIST (see also APOCALYPTICISM and ESCHATOLOGY AND APOCALYPTICISM IN CONTEMPORARY CONTEXTS) (200 words)  Rationale & Template Entry #  2  T Concept

 

ANTICLERICALISM  (definition, 100 words)  Rationale & Template Entry #  2  T Concept

 

Anti-Judaism (see ANTI-SEMITISM)

 

ANTINOMIANISM (Definition === 100 words)   Rationale & Template Entry #  2  T Concept

 

ANTIOCH, ITS THEOLOGICAL TRADITION and Orthodox churches (400 words)  Rationale & Template Entry #  4  MOV

 

ANTIPHON  (Lexical Definition === 20 words) Rationale & Template Entry # 5 CP

 

 

ANTI-SEMITISM (800 words) P Rationale & Template Entry # 5 CP

 

ANTONY   (100 words)  Rationale & Template Entry #  7  P  FIG 

 

APARTHEID  (200 words)      Rationale & Template Entry # 5 CP

 

APHRAHAT  (100 words) Rationale & Template Entry #  7  P  FIG  

 

APOCALYPTICISM (throughout the history of the church) (1,200 words) Rationale & Template Entry #  2  T Concept

 (see also ESCHATOLOGY AND APOCALYPTICISM IN CONTEMPORARY CONTEXTS)

 

APOCRYPHA (definition, listing  200 words)  Rationale & Template Entry # 6 SCRIP 

 

APOCRYPHAL ACTS OF THE APOSTLES  (800 words)  Rationale & Template Entry # 6 SCRIP   

 

APOCRYPHAL GOSPELS (Definition, listing, 200 words)  Rationale & Template Entry # 6 SCRIP  

 

APOLOGETICS  (Lexical Definition === 20 words) Rationale & Template Entry # 5 CP

 

APOLOGISTS  (200 words)  Rationale & Template Entry #  4  MOV 

 

APOLLOS (50 word identification)

 

APOPHATIC THEOLOGY (20 word lexical definition)  Rationale & Template Entry #  4  MOV (see BYZANTINE THEOLOGY; GOD, PLATO AND PLATONIC; JOHN OF THE CROSS)

 

APOPHTHEGMATA PATRUM  (definition, 50 words)  Rationale & Template Entry # 6 SCRIP 

 

APOSTASY (20 word lexical definition)  Rationale & Template Entry #  2  T Concept

 

APOSTLE  (400 words) Rationale & Template Entry # 5 CP

 

APOSTLES, APOCRYPHAL ACTS  (200 words)  Rationale & Template Entry # 6 SCRIP

 

APOSTLES' CREED (definition, 50 words)  (see CREEDS, SYMBOLS, AND CONFESSIONS)  Rationale & Template Entry # 6 SCRIP

 

APOSTOLIC CHURCH ORDER (definition, 50 words)  Rationale & Template Entry # 6 SCRIP

 

APOSTOLIC CONSTITUTIONS (definition, 50 words)  Rationale & Template Entry # 6 SCRIP

 

APOSTOLIC SUCCESSION (400 words)  Rationale & Template Entry #  2  T Concept

 

Apostolicae Curae  (see ANGLICAN ORDINATIONS)

 

AQUILA (in Bible)  20 word identification

 

AQUILA, VERSION OF  (definition, 50 words)  Rationale & Template Entry # 6 SCRIP

 

Aquinas, Thomas (see THOMAS AQUINAS) 

 

Archangels (see ANGELS)

 

ARCHBISHOP (Lexical Definition === 20 words)  Rationale & Template Entry # 5 CP

 

ARCHDEACON (Lexical Definition === 20 words)  Rationale & Template Entry # 5 CP

 

ARCHIMANDRITE (Lexical Definition === 20 words) Rationale & Template Entry # 5 CP

 

ARCHPRIEST (Lexical Definition === 20 words)  Rationale & Template Entry # 5 CP

 

ARCHITECTURE, CHURCH  through history and cultures (1600 words)  Rationale & Template Entry # 5 CP   

 

ARGENTINA 34M  2000 words Sub-Entries 2100 words  Rationale & Template Entry #  1  N or R  P

 

ARIANISM (300 words) Rationale & Template Entry #  4  MOV (see also ARIUS; TRINITY)

 

ARIMINUM AND SELEUCIA, COUNCILS OF   (100 words)  Rationale & Template Entry #  8  EVENT 

 

Aristides (see APOLOGISTS)

 

ARISTOTLE AND CHRISTIANITY (1,200 words) Rationale & Template Entry #  9   INTER

 

ARIUS (200 words)  Rationale & Template Entry #  7  P  FIG  (see also ARIANISM)

 

ARMAGEDDON  50 word identification

 

ARMAGH (definition, 50 words)  Rationale & Template Entry # 6 SCRIP

ARMENIA  3M   400 words  Rationale & Template Entry #  1  N or R 

 

ARMENIAN CHURCHES AND THEIR THEOLOGY (800 words) Rationale & Template Entry #  4  MOV

 

ARMINIANISM (Definition === 100 words)  Rationale & Template Entry #  2  T Concept

 

ARNAULD, ANTOINE  (100 words) Rationale & Template Entry # 7 T FIG

 

ARNAULD, JACQUELINE MARIE ANGÉLIQUE  (100 words)  Rationale & Template Entry # 7 T

 

ARNDT, JOHANN  (100 words) Rationale & Template Entry # 7 T FIG

 

ASBURY, FRANCIS (200 words) Rationale & Template Entry # 7 P FIG = Figures exemplifying a Christian Practice

 

ASCENSION (20 word lexical definition) Rationale & Template Entry #  2  T Concept (see also CHISTOLOGY)

 

ASCETIC MONASTICISM (400 words) Rationale & Template Entry # 5 CP  (see MONASTIC MOVEMENT)

 

ASCETICISM (400 words) Rationale & Template Entry #  2  T Concept

 

ASH WEDNESDAY  (Lexical Definition === 20 words) Rationale & Template Entry # 5 CP

 

ASIA, CHRISTIANITY IN CONTEMPORARY:   A full page map showing the approximate percentage  of Christians (of Muslims, Hindus, etc) of the population of each country.  (equivalent to 800 words)

ASIA, HISTORY OF CHRISTIANITY IN  A full page map with arrows showing the approximate dates when Christianity arrived and developed in each part of ASIA.   (equivalent to 800 words)  (PLUS NARRATIVE SKETCH OF THIS  HISTORY =  800 words)    Rationale & Template Entry #  1  R

 

ASIAN AMERICAN THEOLOGY (400 words)  Rationale & Template Entry #  4  MOV  

 

ASSEMBLIES OF GOD, THEOLOGY OF (400 words) Rationale & Template Entry #  4  MOV

 

ASSUMPTION  (Lexical Definition === 20 words)  Rationale & Template Entry # 5 CP

 

Assyrian Christians (see CHURCH OF THE EAST)

 

ASSUMPTION (20 word lexical definition)   Rationale & Template Entry #  2  T Concept (see also MARY)

 

ASSURANCE OF SALVATION (20 word lexical definition)   (Rationale & Template Entry #  2  T Concept  (see also SALVATION)

 

ATHALIAH 20 word identification

 

ATHANASIAN CREED (50 word definition)  Rationale & Template Entry # 6 SCRIP   (see also CREEDS, SYMBOLS, AND CONFESSIONS) 

 

ATHANASIUS  (800 words) Rationale & Template Entry # 7 T FIG

 

ATHEISM (300 words) Rationale & Template Entry #  2  T Concept

 

ATHOS, MOUNT  (50 words)   Rationale & Template Entry #  8  EVENT    

 

===ATONEMENT (636 words) Rationale & Template Entry #  2  T Concept 

 

ATTRITION (100 words) Rationale & Template Entry # 5 CP

 

AUBURN DECLARATION (1837)  Rationale & Template Entry # 6 SCRIP  (definition, 50 words) 

 

AUBURN AFFIRMATION (1924)  Rationale & Template Entry # 6 SCRIP  (definition, 50 words) 

 

AUGSBURG CONFESSION  (definition, 50 words) Rationale & Template Entry # 6 SCRIP(see CREEDS, SYMBOLS, AND CONFESSIONS) 

 

AUGSBURG, PEACE OF  (100 words)  Rationale & Template Entry #  8  EVENT 

 

===AUGUSTINE OF HIPPO (1000 words)  Rationale & Template Entry #  7  T  FIG  

 

AUGUSTINIAN HERMITS OR FRIARS  (100 words) Rationale & Template Entry #  7  P  FIG

 

AUGUSTINIAN Rule  (definition, 50 words)   Rationale & Template Entry # 6 SCRIP 

 

AULEN, GUSTAF  (100 words) Rationale & Template Entry # 7 T FIG

 

AUSTRALIA 15M  800  words Sub-Entries 1000 words Rationale & Template Entry #  1  N or R  (see also PACIFIC ISLANDS AND AUSTRALIA)

 

AUSTRIA  7M  400 words  Sub-Entries 400 words  Rationale & Template Entry #  1  N or R 

 

AUTHORITY (600 words) Rationale & Template Entry #  2  T Concept

 

AUTO DA   (Lexical Definition === 20 words)  Rationale & Template Entry # 5 CP

 

AUTOCEPHALY (Lexical Definition === 20 words)  Rationale & Template Entry # 5 CP

 

AUTONOMY  (as dimension of human existence) (100 words)   Rationale & Template Entry # 10 METH (see also HETERONOMY and RELATIONALITY)

 

AVERROES (IBN RUSHD) and  Christian Theology  (200 words)  Rationale & Template Entry # 7 T FIG

 

AVICENNA (IBN SINA)  (100 words) Rationale & Template Entry # 7 T FIG

 

AXUM (or AKSUM)   (100 words) Rationale & Template Entry #  8  EVENT     

AZERBAIJAN (.4); 300 words  Rationale & Template Entry #  1  N