THEODICY IN CHRISTIANITY, JEWISH, AND ISLAMIC RELIGIONS

DEFINITION Theodicy is a theological concept that seeks to vindicate God in the face of the evidentiary issue of evil. The term theodicy is derived from the Greek terms “theos” and “dik,” which mean “trial” or “judgment.”   Introduction In the Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy, Nick Trakakis proposed an additional three requirements which must be … Read more

UNDERSTANDING INFANT BAPTISM

INTRODUCTION The understanding of infant baptism within Presbyterian churches is on the decline. This decline parallels that in other Protestant churches, especially those who identify themselves as being evangelical. This decline has been attributed to the influence of revivalism in evangelicalism, and the emphasis on baptism which follows an individual’s profession of faith. Furthermore, many … Read more