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  • Analysis Of The Economy Of Grace By Kathryn Tanner

    small businesses suffer, many corporate companies and major financing companies are enjoying the joy ride of increasing profits (The Price of Inequality, 469-70). Above all, Tanner’s economy of grace is strongly invited in the current global capitalist market in that her suggestion addresses the problem of people’s alienation in the market that operates under the rubric of profit maximization. However, I find the theological ground of Tanner’s economic suggestions problematic. To be specific, first, in her Christology, whereas Tanner adopts the Cyrilian take on the incarnation, she rejects his theopaschitic bent. Second, in her incarnation-centered Christology, she does not take into consideration the fact that Jesus’ cross is to be seen as the Trinitarian suffering. This results in Tanner’s non-pathetic and non-eschatological understanding of the Spirit’s presence in creation. Lastly, by taking the incarnation of Christ as the point of departure for her Christology and pneumatology, Tanner presents the hypostatic union as the locus for human beings’ participation in divine life. Contra Tanner, I carefully investigate the Trinitarian relationship between Jesus, the Father of Jesus, and the Spirit of God in history. Through this theological exploration, I argue that, in the pathetic, transformative, and eschatological presence, the Spirit persistently brings the economic sphere of human life into the perichoretic fellowship of the Triune God. Based on this…

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  • The Progressive Theology Analysis

    is Jesus Christ? Identity of Jesus, Source: Scripture, Hebrew = "Messiah" in Greek = "Christos" and see in Jesus as Christ, as How God (incarnated) can save us from sin? As must be included Christology = What does Jesus Christ? The role of Jesus and the emphasis on the divinity and humanity that was a point in Tradition fell in historic levels. These two doctrines cannot be separated from one another as they are a "dynamic relationship" between them closely intertwined (Class 4/22). This…

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  • Early Church History Research Paper

    For the majority of my life, I attended a non-denominational church, where we welcome all types of backgrounds and different combinations of Christian beliefs. Our church does not recite any historical creeds, but we do state our confessions. Alike, most Christians, we believe that God is the Father, Jesus is the Son, and the Holy Spirit. Christology can compare with Nicene orthodoxy because it is based on the study of Christ. I can agree with the Nicene Creed because I believe that the aspects…

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  • Key Doctrines Of God Essay

    “Christian thinking about Jesus developed further after the writing of the New Testament and culminated in creedal statements” (Powell, 2008, p. 318). When processing the incarnation, many wonder how much of Jesus is human, and how much of Him is divine? After many attempts of trying to theorize the answer, a solution came from a letter written in 382 A. D. by a council of Bishops. They affirmed that Jesus Christ “flesh was not soulless nor mindless nor imperfect” in addition, “He became…

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  • Apollinaris Relation To God

    The development of Christology in the patristic period of Christianity was formed out of two main arguments, the logos’ relation with God and the logos’ relation with the human Jesus. It was of agreement that Jesus the Christ was on earth and that he was the logos, i.e. “Word of God” or “Son of God”. Two orators in particular drew the proverbial line in the sand between homoousios and homoiousios, of the same and of similar substance as the Father. This division was later coined the Arian…

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  • Christology Of Jesus

    Many argue over just how relevant this statement is, and how literal to take the scriptures that speak of Jesus as the Son of God while he was on earth and made of flesh. High Christology views Jesus as God’s son which make him different that any other human for, Jesus took on human form, but did not lose his relationship as son of God, nor did he lose his divinity. He was set apart and chosen. The resurrection shows that God himself views him different than any other human form, “For God so…

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  • Is Jesus Christ Human, Divine, Or Both?

    Many assumptions are made when it comes to Christianity. Is Jesus Christ human, divine, or both? How do we know the answer? Different people believe different things but there is proof in not only the Bible, but also many other sources that Jesus Christ is both fully human and fully divine. “In the beginning was the Word, the Word was with God, and the Word was God; He was with God in the beginning. Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made”, John 1:1-3…

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  • Schism In Christianity

    The move into the Christian-Roman period, or the early Medieval/Dark Ages marked an important point in Catholic Christianity’s history, and allowed controversies over the teaching and practice of religious doctrines throughout Christianity to present themselves. Leaders within the churches convened in order to form unanimous and unwavering principles as answers to the essential questions of teaching orthodox faith. These debates would be called Ecumenical Councils, settling disputes regarding…

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  • Ragamuffin Gospel Reflection

    Ragamuffin Gospel Reflection Reading the Ragamuffin Gospel by Brennan Manning was a challenge; while I agreed with his thoughts and feeling the style in which it was written I found to be very cumbersome. Then this feeling of being critical of the writing made me feel guilty because the subject and the topic is so important and many individuals give the book very high reviews. I much prefer a local Springfield, Missouri author named Jennifer Rothschild; Jennifer is a nationally renowned author…

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  • Trinitarian Atonement Analysis

    Barth’s understanding of God’s being in act helps us strengthen the ontological basis of the Trinitarian atonement by reconstructing the notion of the triune God through the incarnation. As we have seen above, Barth conceives of God’s being in terms of act, not in terms of substance. Understanding God’s being in terms of substance often gives us complications to understand how the triune God works in eternity and in time without changing his substance. When it comes to the incarnation, this…

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