Victoria La'Porte's An Introduction to Theology PDF

By Victoria La'Porte

ISBN-10: 0748612203

ISBN-13: 9780748612208

An creation to Theology provides a full of life, modern method of theological questions. It bargains with a couple of major theological matters together with the Enlightenment, biblical feedback, issues of the Creeds, smooth reasons of lifestyles and its questions, and rebuilding theology within the sleek global. The technique is basically "problem situated" within the feel that it seeks to research and discover the problems with convinced elements of Christian theology. The reader is requested to have interaction in and grapple with vital demanding situations to theology from the philosophical to the mental and sociological, together with philosophical demanding situations to theology from Plato to the current; the relevance of Creeds for modern theology; the clash among medical and non secular factors of occasions; the life of alternative religions; and demanding situations from Marxism, liberalism, and feminism.

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Discussion questions ± 1. Can we solve the Synoptic Problem? 2. Should we give up on the search for the historical Jesus? Are the Gospels coloured too much by the evangelists' theological concerns to offer us any factual information about Jesus' life? ± Notes ± 1. See Humphrey Carpenter, Jesus (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1996), p. 15. 2. E. P. Sanders, The Historical Figure of Jesus (London: Penguin, 1993), p. 1. 3. , p. 10. 4. `A boy was born in Bethlehem', in E. ), The Penguin Book of Christmas Carols (London: Penguin, 1972), pp.

The Antiochene school, on the other hand, leaned to a certain extent, towards the heresy of Arianism (though having condemned it). We shall see how the Alexandrian school emphasised the divinity of Jesus while the Antiochene school, concentrated on the full humanity of Jesus. So we will now turn to the debate between Cyril and Nestorius. ± The clash between Cyril and Nestorius 39 ± As with the Arius affair the debate between Cyril and Nestorius took similar proportions and was as significant to the development of Christology in the Early Church.

Each evangelist used his own single tradition. 5. The Fourth Gospel was composed separately and later than the Synoptic Gospels. As to the questions regarding the historicity of the New Testament, one possible conclusion is that both the evangelists and Paul were influenced by their expectation that Jesus was the risen Christ, and the earlier Gospels were dominated by the expectation that the risen Christ would return to usher in the Kingdom of God and a new age. Some scholars, particularly the authors of The Myth of God Incarnate 13 argue that the evangelists have turned the historical Jesus into the risen Christ.

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