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, sleek reasons of lifestyles and its questions, and rebuilding theology within the glossy global.
The method is largely "problem centered" within the feel that it seeks to research and discover the problems with convinced elements of Christian theology. The reader is requested to interact 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 clinical and spiritual motives of occasions; the life of different religions; and demanding situations from Marxism, liberalism, and feminism.
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Matthew and Luke include large amounts of material not in Mark (such as the ± 27 ± An Introduction to Theology Beatitudes). If Mark used Matthew and Luke it would be unclear why he left so much material out. 10 Therefore the overlap between Matthew, Mark and Luke can be best explained by the fact that Matthew and Luke drew on the contents of Mark. This is known as the `triple tradition'. This theory only explains the material that all three Gospels share. However, there is material that Matthew and Luke share that is not derived from Mark.
According to Nestorius, Jesus must have been a real man in order to effect the salvation of humankind. Drawing on Pauline Christology, Jesus was the Second Adam whose mission was to reconcile fallen humanity with God. After the first Adam sinned and disobeyed God, Jesus would repair the damage by his life of obedience. Therefore, it is wrong to deny Jesus his full humanity. Furthermore, it is inconceivable to believe that God actually suffered and died, or wept and thirsted. It was the human nature of Jesus that suffered and died not his divine nature, which remained distinct.
32 The divine substance was transmitted to humankind by Jesus through the Eucharist (the eating of Christ's body and the drinking of his blood) and thus our salvation and immortality is ensured. Athanasius taught that there was an ontological link between the Father and Son and thus the Son was always pre-existent with the Father. According to Athanasius, the Son was begotten of the Father and this meant that the Son shared the nature of Father. Arius held a different view as to the meaning of `begotten'.