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golden rule

Overview page. Subjects: Philosophy — Biblical Studies.

A (modern) name for the precept ‘Whatever you wish that others would do to you, do so to them’ (Mt. 7: 12).

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natural

Overview page. Subjects: Biblical Studies — Philosophy.

In Rom. 11: 17–24 Paul explains that Gentiles have been grafted on to the people of God by using the image of an olive tree. Gentiles are like a new shoot with new life and vigour and, as...

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pneumatology

Overview page. Subjects: Philosophy — Biblical Studies.

Term used by d'Alembert in the Discours préliminaire de l'encyclopédie for the study of spirits and souls, including those of God and angels.

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self-control

Overview page. Subjects: Philosophy — Biblical Studies.

The quality of mind with which we resist what we suppose to be temptations to which we should not succumb. See also akrasia.

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