By Victoria La'Prote
An advent to Theology provides a full of life, modern method of theological questions. It bargains with a few major theological concerns together with the Enlightenment, biblical feedback, issues of the Creeds, smooth causes of existence and its questions, and rebuilding theology within the smooth international.
The process is largely "problem centered" within the feel that it seeks to investigate and discover the problems with sure 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 non secular factors of occasions; the life of alternative religions; and demanding situations from Marxism, liberalism, and feminism.
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39 In the fourth and fifth centuries two distinctive types of Christology emerged. The Alexandrian theologians emphasised the divinity of Christ as the logos or Word, and lacked emphasis on his humanity. The Antiochene theologians emphasised the full humanity of Jesus. Both schools came into conflict in the fourth century in the persons of Nestorius, Bishop of Constantinople, and Cyril, Bishop of Alexandria. Information from this period has to be treated rather carefully. The views of each side were susceptible to distortions when represented by the opponent.
Various tools have been used in order to differentiate authentic from inauthentic sayings and events in Jesus' life. However, it is important to remember that such a quest using historical tools does not necessarily mean that the end result is uncomplicated history concerning the life of Jesus. Many of these scholars bring upon the material their own particular perspective, and thus the exercise can be largely speculative especially in light of the fact that the resulting picture of Jesus' personality and behaviour is not a uniform one ± in fact there are many differences.
Thus, Arius and his followers strongly believed that their position was backed up by scriptural support. Thirdly, the importance of Soteriology in Arius' teachings cannot be underestimated. Soteriology is a term that encompasses the theory or doctrine of salvation. Arius believed that Jesus was created by God with free will and thus could feasibly increase in virtue. Owing to his obedience and virtue Jesus is a perfected creature whom as a consequence, God has raised to a divine status. Gregg and Groh, in their book Early Arianism: A View of Salvation, point out that: The Arians never for a moment thought that Jesus actually sinned; only that he could have had he so chosen.