CHAPTER III JOHN DONNE AND REVEALED THEOLOGYREVEALED theology is that science of God and divine things
which, objectively, is based on supernatural revelation, and
subjectively, is treated in the light of Christian faith.
Revealed theology thus deals with theoretical truths of faith
concerning God and His works, and is called dogmata fidei,
while moral theology is dogmata morum, and is confined to
the consideration of practical truths of morality.As God is the primary object and the first principle of
Christian theology, revealed theology begins with the doctrine
of God's existence, essence and attributes. The dogma of the
threefold personality of God is the fundamental element in the
Christian doctrine of God, and therefore the Trinity, its
nature, office and attributes are thoroughly discussed in
revealed theology. This is followed by considering God in
relation to His external activity which consists in:
thus the last section also includes the Incarnation and
Christology.We have divided this chapter under the following headings:
|1. ||Creation, which is His first expression of external
|2. ||Redemption through Christ;|
|1. ||The Doctrine of God.|
|3. ||The Holy Trinity.|
|5. ||The Incarnation.|
|6. ||Christ and the Holy Ghost.|
|7. ||Christ and the Virgin Mary.|
|8. ||The Resurrection and the Ascension.|
Donne has not discussed in a systematic way the nature,
attributes, or the Christian conception of God in one treatise,
and therefore his conception of God, as creator, Saviour, and
Lover has to be pieced together from the whole body of his
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Book title: The Dogmatic and Mystical Theology of John Donne.
Contributors: Itrat Husain - Author.
Publisher: Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge.
Place of publication: London.
Publication year: 1938.
Page number: 43.
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