Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Anthropology. In a theological sense, the study of what the Bible says about man and the relation in which he stands and should stand to God.See Man, Doctrine of.
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Anthropology [<GK. ánthrōpos—‘man’ + lógos—‘study’]. In general, the study of man. This definition obviously opens up a vast field that might be extended to cover all aspects of the being, life, character, history, and achievements of men, of groups of men, or of the human race as a whole. It is
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
ANTHROPOLOGY* In a theological sense, the study of what the Bible says about man and the relation in which he stands and should stand to God. See Man.
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
ANTHROPOLOGY. The science or the knowledge of man, where he came from, what he is, and what are his future potentialities and destiny. The term anthropology can be used to define the entirely secular scientific study of these details when such theories as (1) organic evolution and theistic evolution,
Dictionary of Deities and Demons in the Bible
ANTHROPOS ἌνθρωποςI. One designation, with or without qualification, of the highest being in many gnostic systems: quae est super omnia virtus, et continet omnia, Anthropos vocatur (Irenaeus, Adv. haer. 1.12.4). The name draws attention to the direct or indirect link between supreme divinity and humanity,
The Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church
Anthropology. In its more exact sense as used by theologians the study of man as contrasted, e.g., with that of God, or of angels, and more particularly the study ‘of his creation, elevation to supernatural status, and his fall’ (A. *Tanquerey). It enables the Christian apologist to exhibit the true
Baker Encyclopedia of Christian Apologetics
Anthropic Principle
Anthropic Principle. The anthropic principle (Greek: anthropos, “human being”) states that the universe was fitted from the very first moment of its existence for the emergence of life in general and human life in particular (see Big Bang; Evolution, Biological; Thermodynamics, Laws of). As agnostic
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
ANTHROPOLOGY<an-thro-pol’-o-ji>:Under this heading is grouped whatever the Bible has to say regarding man’s origin, nature, destiny and kindred topics. No systematized doctrine concerning man is found in Scripture; but the great facts about human nature and its elements are presented in the Bible in
The Lutheran Cyclopedia
Anthropology, usually the second section in Dogmatics. Although the term means “the science concerning man,” nevertheless the department is restricted to only a branch of the subject. Of the five states of man, viz.: that of integrity, corruption, grace, glory, and eternal misery, only the first two
Compton’s Encyclopedia
anthropologyThe science of the origins and development of human beings and their cultures is called anthropology. The word anthropology is derived from two Greek words: anthropos meaning “man” or “human” and logos, meaning “thought” or “reason.” Anthropologists investigate the whole range of human development
Global Dictionary of Theology: A Resource for the Worldwide Church
Anthropology, Theological
ANTHROPOLOGY, THEOLOGICALAlexander Pope’s Essay on Man advises: “Know then thyself, presume not God to scan; The proper study of Mankind is Man” (Epistle II, 1.1–2). Modern civilization, having taken this to heart, is marked by an unprecedented development of scientific studies on human constitution
The Thiselton Companion to Christian Theology
AnthropologyThis concerns the theology of being human, humanity, or what used to be called, before inclusive-gender language, the doctrine of man. Calvin declares: “The knowledge of God and the knowledge of ourselves are bound together by a mutual tie” (Institutes 1.1.3; Beveridge, 1:39). He adds: “It