the collection of the books of the Bible that were produced by the early Christian church, comprising the Gospels, Acts of the Apostles, the Epistles, and the Revelation of St. John the Divine.
the covenant between God and humans in which the dispensation of grace is revealed through Jesus Christ.
the collection of writings consisting of the Gospels, Acts of the Apostles, Pauline and other Epistles, and the book of Revelation, composed soon after Christ’s death and added to the Jewish writings of the Old Testament to make up the Christian Bible
The second part of the Christian Bible. Christians believe that it records a “new covenant,” or “new testament,” that fulfills and completes God’s “old covenant” with the Hebrews, described in the Old Testament.
(Luke 22:20), rather “New Covenant,” in contrast to the old covenant of works, which is superseded. “The covenant of grace is called new; it succeeds to the old broken covenant of works. It is ever fresh, flourishing, and excellent; and under the gospel it is dispensed in a more clear, spiritual, extensive, and powerful manner than of old” (Brown of Haddington). Hence is derived the name given to the latter portion of the Bible. (See TESTAMENT.)
noun 1. a movement away from orthodox or fundamentalist theological thought, originating in the late 19th century and aimed at reconciling modern concepts and discoveries in science and philosophy with theology.
[thing] /θɪŋ/ noun 1. a material object without life or consciousness; an inanimate object. 2. some entity, object, or creature that is not or cannot be specifically designated or precisely described: The stick had a brass thing on it. 3. anything that is or may become an object of thought: things of the spirit. 4. […]
- New thinking
noun a new approach or reasoning; a new philosophy Word Origin somewhat based on the foreign policy of Mikhail Gorbachev called New Thinking, involving arms control and non-confrontational resolution
noun 1. a system of doctrine and practice originating in the 19th century and stressing the power of thought to control physical and mental events. noun 1. a movement interested in spiritual healing and the power of constructive thinking