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Unformatted text preview: anything beneficial for mankind. The Christus Victor theory is unintelligible because it gives the devil far too much power. The moral influence theory is very intelligible trough the framework of liberation theology. The moral influence theory focuses on Jesus’ saving work on earth and not the end. It focuses, like liberation theology on bringing the Kingdom of God to earth now and not just waiting for the end of the world. It implies that we are responsible for the problems we have made on earth. God showed us in His life on earth through the Messiah how we were meant to live and how we can reconcile ourselves with God and with His creation. This is faithful to my belief of the political implications of the Bible because it focuses on Jesus when He teaches how to live and create a better world here on earth....
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This note was uploaded on 04/14/2008 for the course REL 165 taught by Professor Stell during the Fall '07 term at Austin College.
- Fall '07