Dockery as a Christian scholar, evangelical statesman, and committed Baptist employs two appropriate and accurately applied terms: convictional
In this regard, the counselor's ingrained personal convictions may unduly influence the construction of imaginative material, resulting in a convictional
bias (Clark, 2002, 2007, 2010).
McClendon defined theology as "the discovery, understanding, and transformation of the conviction of a convictional
community, including the discovery and critical revision of their relation to one another and to whatever else there is.
An exclusive emphasis on the systematic approach might challenge some of the "messiness" of the church, but it might also do less than full justice to "the confessional, convictional
, linguistic character of faith," which is not always reconcilable with neatness.
7) What both books suggest is that these "beliefs" have supplanted the traditional, textured beliefs of particular convictional
communities, which for most of those surveyed would be Christianity.
Donaldson originally conceived the sourcebook as a companion volume to his previous study, Paul and the Gentiles: Remapping the Apostle's Convictional
World (Minneapolis, Fortress Press, 1997; see review by Calvin J.
The transforming moment: Understanding convictional
Our duty is to treat all inmates with equal respect,' said Banham, 'irrespective of colour, race, religion, or sexual or convictional