chapter  4
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Christianity

ByWILLIAM J. WAINWRIGHT

If theism is defined as a belief in the existence of an omnipotent, omniscient, all good creator and ruler of all things in heaven and earth, then Christianity entails theism. While Christianity also entails much more (including a belief in God’s triunity, incarnation in Jesus of Nazareth, and redemption in and through the latter’s death and resurrection), appeals to “bare theism” (that is, theism as abstracted from the peculiarities of any particular religious tradition) are not uncommon in Christian discourse. They have at least two uses.