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  • Trinity Argumentative Analysis

    Introduction I will argue that Keith Johnson’s defense against a periochoretic reflection of the Holy Trinity reflects an incomplete ecclesiology because it presupposes an individualized perspective on faith, based on the communal nature of the Church, in light of Miraslov Volf’s interpretation of the periochoresis of the Trinity being reflected in the Church. Periochoresis Individualistic Faith The biblical understanding of “unity in faith” within the church is fighting a battle with an…

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  • Why Study Religion Essay

    other religions who are trained to know their own faith. By studying our faith, we can overcome our wrong ideas, we can make better decisions, and it will help us grow as Christians (Grudem 23). Bibliology, Theology, Pneumatology, Christology, and Ecclesiology all…

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  • Summary Of Vatican II: The Church In The Making

    My choice for my second paper was the ecclesiology of Vatican II and the book you assigned me was Rediscovering Vatican II: The Church in the Making by Richard R. Gaillardetz. At the publishing of the book it had been forty years since the close of Vatican II and the publisher thought it would be a great idea to publish books that make the teachings of the sixteen documents more accessible to Catholics. This book focuses on three of the documents, you could say one major, Lumen Gentium, and two…

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  • Reconciliation In Paul's 'Second Corinthians'

    the structure that all individuals fall under, and so reconciliation occurs in light of their choices when they put the other before themselves under the “logos” of God; choosing the better option allows them to be people worthy of boasting. The ecclesiology of the church is changed as people are accepting weakness to acquire strength from God, enabling regulation and harmony within the body of…

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  • John Wesley's Theological Approach

    John Wesley was born in 1703 in Lincolnshire, England, into a large family. His parents were God-fearing Christians, and he was raised in the church but did not receive salvation until he was thirty-six years old. He was a very intelligent and devoted man of God and studied at the prestigious Oxford University in England. Once at Oxford he studied theology and soon become an ordained priest who served under his father. Upon returning from Georgia back to London he had a life-changing…

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  • For The Parish Analysis

    Critically evaluate the critique of the Fresh Expressions movement in Davison & Milbank’s For the Parish (2010). For The Parish [FTP] by Andrew Davison and Alison Milbank (2010) is a literary paradox. It has the power at times to be resoundingly insightful, gracious and well considered, and yet can also be misleading and discourteous. Its theological critique oscillates between rich, penetrating scholarship and poorly executed exegesis. As a critique of fresh expressions it is largely…

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  • Church Planting Case

    wrote to many times over different issues. All churches had to be started by someone at some point in time and over times they have all grown and become what you know today. -What do you believe is the proper relationship between missiology and ecclesiology? I feel that they are both made and need to work together as one and help support each other. I feel that it is hard to have one without the other because one is based off of a churches method and purpose and the other is based upon the…

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  • Francis Wayland Analysis

    Francis Wayland’s Notes on the Principles and Practices of Baptist Churches is an extensive anthology of papers, essays, and instructions on Baptist faith and practice. The subjects of the work sprawl from specifically Baptist theological, ethical, and political commitments—i.e., principles—to concrete issues of polity, preaching, ordination, membership, theological curriculum, and sermon preparation—i.e., practices. What unites these essays, of course, is their Baptist distinctiveness, which,…

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  • Tus's Letter To Titus

    “For the grace of God has been revealed, bringing salvation to all people. And we are instructed to turn from godless living and sinful pleasures. We should live in this evil world with wisdom, righteousness, and devotion to God...” (Titus 2:11-12 NLT). In his letter to Titus, Paul is instructing Titus on how to live a godly life which should reflect his wholesome teaching. However, Paul is not just speaking to Titus in this passage, but to all believers. Paul urges Titus to have sound doctrine…

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  • Queer Virtue Book Review

    Elizabeth Edman is a queer priest. She is also a priestly queer. It is from the perspective of these intertwined and inseparable identities that her new book (on sale tomorrow, May 17), Queer Virtue: What LGBTQ People Know About Life and Love and How It Can Revitalize Christianity (Beacon Press, $25.95), challenges Christians to embrace queerness and to boldly proclaim a faith that “is and must be queer” (3). Of course Edman doesn’t mean that straight Christians must turn gay. Queerness extends…

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