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  1. Sacraments of the Church

    The choice among Christian denominations to name the sacred rites of the Christian Church either as sacraments or ordinances underscores centuries long debates over the nature and significance of Christian rituals. Roman Catholics, Lutherans, and Reformed churches are among the denominations who have clear theological positions on these matters. This articles explores the case of Seventh-day Adventists in relation to the existing major positions in the Christian tradition.

    Author: Kwabena Donkor

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  2. Worship: The Center of the Three Angel's Messages — Part 1

    The call to worship God is an important element of the first angel's message. The author of this article focuses on the theological relationships among creation, worship, and judgment.

    Author: Kwabena Donkor

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  3. Should We Be Postmodern to Minister to Postmoderns?

    Contemporary western culture is eminently postmodern, and the Christian church has no choice but to minister in this cultural context. While some suggested strategies for ministry in the postmodern context seem to imply a change in theology to reflect postmodern principles, this articles argues that Seventh-day Adventists need not be postmodern in theology in order to minister to postmoderns.

    Author: Kwabena Donkor

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  4. Contemporary Responses to Sola Scriptura: Implications for Adventist Theology

     

    Sola scriptura was the Protestant Reformers' battle cry. Today, both positively and negatively, Protestant theologians respond differently to the original formulation of Reformers' principle, depending on the view they take on the Bible. This article explores the reasons behind the different contemporary responses to the sola scripture principle, and the implications for theology today.

    Author: Kwabena Donkor

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  5. “Deus Caritas Est”: Pope Benedict XVI’s Encyclical Letter

    What does it mean to say that God is love? The article provides a critical review of Pope Benedict's Encyclical, Deus Caritas Est, with particular reference to its implications for Church-State relations.

    Author: Kwabena Donkor

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  6. The Nature of Christ: The Soteriological Question

    Author: Kwabena Donkor

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  7. Hermeneutics Today

    Hermeneutics is the discipline in theology that deals with the science of interpretation. The discipline itself, however, has attracted different approaches throughout Christian history. This article provides a brief overview of the history of hermeneutics, and examines the basic principles and assumptions that have influenced the different approaches to the discipline.

    Author: Kwabena Donkor

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  8. Of Covenants, Causes and Clarity

    Is the law of God relevant to the New Covenant? How similar or dissimilar are the Old and New Covenants? Using Aristotle's four causes as an analytical tool, this articles explores the foregoing questions, and seeks to bring clarity to a few other issues related to the Old and New Covenants.

    Author: Kwabena Donkor

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  9. Postmodernism: An Adventist Assessment and a Response

    It is common knowledge that postmodern thought advocates relativism. What is not commonly known, however, is the path that has led contemporary western culture to its current intellectual situation. This article traces this path, and in the process shows the serious challenges that postmodern thinking poses for Adventist theology.

    Author: Kwabena Donkor

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  10. Dealing With “Discrepancies” in the Bible

    How should we deal with alleged discrepancies in the Bible? Here is a short discussion on some issues to be considered before one draws any firm conclusions on such matters.

    Author: Kwabena Donkor

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