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An Introduction to Theology by Victoria La'Prote

By Victoria La'Prote

An advent to Theology offers a full of life, modern method of theological questions. It offers with a couple of major theological concerns together with the Enlightenment, biblical feedback, issues of the Creeds, glossy causes of lifestyles and its questions, and rebuilding theology within the smooth international.
The procedure is largely "problem centered" within the experience that it seeks to research and discover the problems with sure elements of Christian theology. The reader is requested to interact 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 non secular motives of occasions; the life of alternative religions; and demanding situations from Marxism, liberalism, and feminism.

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There are many overlaps especially between Mark, Matthew and Luke, but also many differences. We are ± 25 ± An Introduction to Theology presented with, if you like, different pictures of Jesus. In Mark, Jesus is portrayed as the secret Messiah ± one who tries to keep his Messiahship secret. The reason for this, if not a Markan invention, could be that Jesus wanted to distance himself from the prevailing Jewish understanding of Messiahship, which was essentially political. Instead, in Mark, Jesus associates himself with the suffering Son of Man (a term Mark uses fourteen times).

Remember that Origen adhered to a subordinate account of the Trinity. For Origen, Christ is the mediator between God and humankind and is thus a step down for God. It is relatively easy to see why Arius believed that he was defending the teachings of Origen in upholding the uniqueness of God. However, was Arius justified in his assumption? Perhaps not, for there remained one crucial difference between his teaching and that of Origen: for Origen Jesus was always existent, but for Arius, although Jesus was preexistent with the Father, he did not always exist.

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. The Arians proclaim no devotion of the Son but a promotion of believers to full and equal status as sons .

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