By Victoria La'Prote
An advent to Theology provides a full of life, modern method of theological questions. It bargains with a couple of major theological matters together with the Enlightenment, biblical feedback, issues of the Creeds, smooth reasons of lifestyles and its questions, and rebuilding theology within the smooth global.
The method is basically "problem centered" within the feel that it seeks to research and discover the problems with convinced facets of Christian theology. The reader is requested to have interaction 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 lifestyles of different religions; and demanding situations from Marxism, liberalism, and feminism.
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His unique role as the incarnation of God is made clear in the prologue (the first chapter) to the Gospel. The fact that the Gospels present us with different pictures of Jesus has posed doubt on them as historical sources for his life. Rudolf Bultmann (1884±1976), Professor of Theology at Marburg in Germany from 1921 to 1951, carried out an extensive study of the Synoptic Gospels and came to the conclusion that the Gospels tell us more about the life of the early Christian community than anything about the historical Jesus.
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'. For Arius, the term `begotten' meant created. Athanasius believed that the differences within the Godhead between Father, Son and Holy Spirit did not occur inside the Godhead for the substance of God was shared, but rather outside the Godhead in the particular roles or functions of Father, Son and Holy Spirit. So to sum up: Athanasius rejected wholeheartedly any assumption that Jesus Christ was a creature who had been created by God and was indeed liable to change and sin.