Abilene Campus (Residential)
Date of Award
Graduate School of Theology
Master of Arts
Committee Chair or Primary Advisor
Frederick D. Aquino
Third Committee Member or Committee Reader
Jeff W. Childers
What are the proper aims, or desiderata, for theological theorizing, and what are the implications of these desiderata for the epistemic evaluation of soteriological theories? Are soteriological theories properly aimed at providing justification of beliefs, or - as I will argue - at understanding of salvation (if, indeed, their aim is epistemic at all)? What characteristics must a theological theory have in order to meet the proper aim? Can soteriological theorizing as exemplified in the Christian tradition be understood as a coherent, epistemic practice of the church?
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Mahfood, David, "Understanding Salvation: A Canonical-theistic Approach to Soteriological Theories Applied to the Work of Athanasius and Anselm" (2010). Digital Commons @ ACU, Electronic Theses and Dissertations. Paper 641.