Is Latin Dead?

This post is the beginning of a series of posts on Latin and Greek Theological terms. I am trying to polish up on my knowledge concerning theological vocabulary and I thought that maybe some of you Summa Philosophiae readers might be interested in some of the terms I come across. All the information I present in these posts will be taken directly from the Dictionary of Latin and Greek Theological Terms by Richard A. Muller.

crux theologorum: the cross of the theologians; i.e., the doctrinal question most troublesome to theologians, which cannot be solved in this life, viz., the question concerning the reason for the salvation of some people and not others; a term used by Lutherans to pose the problem of universal and particular grace and to point to the problem inherent both in Calvinism, which must qualify universal grace, and Arminianism, which must deny salvation by (particular) grace alone.

One Response to Is Latin Dead?

  1. Daniel says:

    That is, unless you’re a universalist. Which we should all hope is true, albeit highly improbable.

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