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Comparative Theology, book by H. H. Pope Shenouda III
→ Arabic translation: اللاهوت المقارن.
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1 1) Introduction Forward 2 One Faith and Sound Doctrine 3 2) Baptism The disagreements between us Orthodox and the Protestants regarding Baptism 4 The Efficacious of Baptism 5 Baptism is the Task of the Clergymen 6 The Necessity of Baptism Ever Since the Establishment of the Church 7 Baptism by Immersion 8 Paedobaptism (Infant Baptism) 9 If baptism is renewal of life, why do we sin after being baptised? 10 Does baptism still carry its efficacious if the clergyman who administers it is a malefactor? 11 How was the Penitent Thief saved without baptism? 12 Baptism and the verse: Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and you will be saved 13 If baptism is so important. were the prophets of the Old Testament baptized? 14 Is salvation through the word and not through water? 15 What is the position of water in salvation and the second birth? 16 The importance of water and its symbols in the Holy Bible 17 Water and Blood 18 Does water have all these efficacious? 19 Would it not be better if we say that baptism is rising with Christ and not dying with Him because death is harmful and not beneficial whereas rising is beneficial? 20 Why is there death in baptism? And what is its importance? 21 Why should a person whose parents were baptised and saved from Adam's sin, be baptised as well? 22 3) Tradition Seniority of Tradition 23 The Holy Bible does not mention everything 24 25 Benefits of Tradition 26 Valid and invalid Tradition 27 Church Authority in Teaching and Legislation 28 Conditions of sound Tradition 29 The Apostles commanded that Tradition be preserved 30 Protestans have their own Tradition 31 4) Intercession Difference between the Mediation of the Lord Jesus Christ and the Intercessions of the Saints 32 Examples of Intercession 33 Do angels and saints know our condition on earth? 34 The saints' favour with the Lord 35 The spirituality of asking the prayers of the saints 36 5) Veneration of St. Mary, and Her Perpetual Virginity The Veneration of St. Mary the Virgin 37 Venerating the Virgin Mary 38 Titles of Virgin Mary 39 The Virgin’s Feasts 40 The Virgin Is the True Vine 41 The Virgin Is the Gate of Life and the Gate of Salvation 42 Is It Correct to Pray to the Virgin? 43 The Perpetual Virginity of the Virgin Mary 44 The phrase “her firstborn Son” 45 The phrase “your wife” 46 The sentence “before they came together, she was found with child” 47 The sentence “did not know her till she had brought forth her firstborn Son” 48 The phrase ‘His brothers’ 49 6) Fasting The disagreements between us Orthodox and the Protestants regarding Fasting 50 Reply to the objection concerning fasting in secret 51 Reply to the objection: Is communal fasting a Biblical doctrine or not? 52 Reply to the objection of fasting in set times 53 Reply to the phrase "...let no one judge you" 54 Reply to the subject of vegetarian food 55 Reply to the objection concerning abstaining from certain foods 56 Church authority in organizing worship 57 7) The Spiritual Gifts and the Gift of Tongues The Spiritual Gifts and the Gift of Tongues 58 The Pentecostal Movement and the Gift of Speaking in Tongues 59 Speaking in tongues 60 8) Repentance Repentance is a sacrament 61 Repentance and confession 62 Repentance and the Church 63 Repentance and salvation 64 Repentance and the work of Grace 65 Repentance and experiences 66 Repentance, joy and contrition 67 Repentance and newness of life 68 Repentance precedes all other sacraments 69 Repentance, conduct and deeds 70 9) Ritual Disagreements Veneration of the Cross 71 Facing the East 72 The Sanctuary and the Altar 73 Incense 74 Lights and Candles 75 Pictures and Icons
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