Talk:Adoption (theology)

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Are there any limits to how close wikipedia articles can be to outright sermonizing? I can see where actual preaching is really one way to present christianity--probably the most common, and perhaps the only one that is actively pursued (after all, who else cares about these issues a tenth as zealously as the fervent believers), and undoubtably the most interesting to the believers, but I do wonder if there are any guidelines (of course, they ought to apply to Islamic sermonizing as well, and so forth)? Kyk 09:46, 3 Jan 2004 (UTC) [I had been assuming that sermonizing was offlimits, but frankly, I made that assumption with no basis in reading in any of the help, now that I think of it. Someone's comments that each myth should be presented in its own terms has made me question that assumption, because sermonizing is exactly the terms in which christianity is presented naturally.]

the article reads a NPOV... it doesn't say "this is right"... it says "this is what the belief consists of". I'm satisfied... I'll remove the NPOV tag, esp. since the TALK page has been stagnant for a while. Feco 07:35, 28 Apr 2005 (UTC)


This article looks fine to me, but I'll leave it to someone else to remove the tag. Falcon 04:49, 7 Jun 2005 (UTC)

More cleanup[edit]

The following was removed and marked as vandalism, but it looks not to be. Someone else should add this. I am just doing Wikipedia:Orphaned articles recovery. I'm not watching this page either. meatclerk 15:59, 1 September 2006 (UTC)

Material to possibly add back in


Is this concept worthy of its own article? Adoption - in theological terms - almost always refers to the theological concept of adoptionism (e.g., in the Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church or in the Westminster Dictionary of Christian Theology), and having this article seems to just confuse the issue.

At best, this would seem to belong as a sub-heading in an article on baptism or Pauline theology.

Anyone care to give this a prod for deletion? Pastordavid 21:28, 12 December 2006 (UTC)