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By Victoria La'Porte

ISBN-10: 0748612203

ISBN-13: 9780748612208

An advent 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, sleek reasons of lifestyles and its questions, and rebuilding theology within the glossy international. The procedure is basically "problem headquartered" within the experience that it seeks to research and discover the problems with definite points of Christian theology. The reader is requested to have interaction in and grapple with very important 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 clinical and spiritual factors of occasions; the lifestyles of different religions; and demanding situations from Marxism, liberalism, and feminism.

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But God would not have created him in the first place had he been the kind to rebel. He was created precisely because he was of a kind to be obedient and so became a son. 27 The salvation of humankind demanded that Jesus be a creature like all other creatures for just as humankind share in his weakness so too can they share in his glory. Gregg and Groh put it succinctly stating that: The entire campaign of the Arians is waged, however, in order to win just this. Christ's limitations, they declared, are exactly ours (willing, choosing, striving, suffering); and likewise Christ's benefits and glories are exactly ours.

However, a similar Christology, which was to last well into the third century was that of Adoptionism. Adoptionists also professed the belief that Jesus was born a unique and holy human person. However, they believed that Jesus was adopted as God's son, by reception of the Spirit, during the time of his baptism. During the second century Justin Martyr and the Apologists wrapped up their Christology in a fairly distinctive way. They did this by employing Greek concepts and terminology. Justin Martyr purported, what has been termed, a `logos Christology'.

Marcion created his own canon 5 of scripture in the middle of the second century. His canon rejected the Old Testament writings, as well as anything Jewish in the New Testament. This eventuality placed pressure on the Church to clarify its own position as regards both the Old Testament and the New Testament traditions; it had to speed up their own process of developing an orthodox canon (which included the Old Testament and large parts of the New Testament omitted by Marcion). Lohse writes: To overestimate the significance of this decision would be difficult.

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