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    (p.205) in which the theological doctrine of The Last Judgement had been so dominant, a fundamentally new conception of time and space was needed , which could ‘permit one to link real life (history) to real earth. It was necessary to oppose to eschatology a creative and generative time,…

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    motivation to believe that social change is necessary as spiritual renewal will only happen at the end of time. Recognizing that social renewal must take place for the “Negro Problem” to be solved, it becomes imperative that the church embrace an eschatology of spiritual renewal as an earthly and spiritual goal which will transform society. Consequently, the Kingdom of Heaven will take place on Earth and usher in the end of time as a…

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    Levinas opposes this view with a different kind of eschatology which “institutes a relation with being beyond the totality or beyond history” . Eschatology here is defined by Levinas as “a relation with a surplus always exterior to…

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    The Journey of Modern Theology: Chapter 8 Dr. Durst when you gave us the choice of reading Chapter 8 “Theologians Look to the Future with Hope” (eschatology) or Chapter 12 “Postmodern Theologians Rebel against Modernity,” I knew I had to pick chapter 8. I believe that many Christians fear the topic of eschatology, because it is not clear as some other topics in the Bible. When I read Olson statement that "God does not yet exist" I must say that I was startled and perplexed. Olson says this…

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    Chapter six of Practicing Christian Doctrine, by Beth Felker Jones, chiefly discusses Christology and the various heresies that have surrounded it over the years. Christology, which is the study of Christ, helps one to learn more about Jesus and his identity and how to live a good Christian life by forming a relationship with the Lord. In order for Christology to work, the person of Jesus must be known and a major idea discussed in this novel is homoousios, Jesus is full and truly God. Two other…

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    the holy city and Temple of Jerusalem (Gospel of Mark, 2004). The Son of Man Concept The concept of “son of man” is assigned by mark in three different categories. These categories are; the earthly son of man, the suffering son of man and the eschatology son of man. The concept of son of man refers to Jesus, his life on earth,…

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    Contextualization for the Global South is a Perspective of Authority of the Bible and and to a Degree of Emphasis on Old Testament and New Testament. There is a fascinating correspondence between the social issues and the view on biblical authority of the global South churches and those of the African-American churches. As Jenkins notes, "The socially liberating effects of evangelical religion should come as no surprise to anyone who has traced the enormous influence of biblically based religion…

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    we have many responsibilities and necessaries that are inquired for us to have a relationship with God. The necessity of community, the complementarity of sexes, humanity being the unity of body and soul, the possibilities of sin and grace, and eschatology are all foundational ideas of Sachs’ Christian anthropology and are ways that us human beings can function and live the life we can through God. The discussions we have in class, Sachs’ Christian anthropology, lectures, and the readings from…

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    Lay theologian, C.S. Lewis, projects his own conception of Heaven and Hell most prominently in his work, The Great Divorce. Here, he depicts Hell as being a place that is not necessarily eternal, but a place where one chooses to be and has the option to leave. Lewis states, “They lead you to expect red fire and devils and all sorts of interesting people sizzling on grids… but when you get there it’s just like any other town” (53). Hell is not this fiery furnace that society often depicts, thus…

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    battle of Ahura Mazda, the good god, and Angra Mainyu, the evil spirit, between the truth and lie while human beings must decide which side they want to choose. Zoroastrianism contributes to Western Religions with eschatology, resurrection, and judgment day. Zoroastrians developed eschatology, the study of the last days, and influenced many others. They predict that world is going to end and on the last day Ahura Mazda will defeat evil, purify the whole world, will reign over it, and all people…

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