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Shawn Varghese Theology 1050-C Dr. Paul Molnar October 3, 2007 When theologians move away from normative Christianity and don’t begin their thinking with Christ, they conclude with dangerous ideas, ideas that may no longer be called Christian. The views of John Hick, Raimundo Panikkar, Carl Jung, and Sallie McFague show how a departure from normative Christology leads to various deductions, but none of them being the truth. Although, their thinking doesn't begin completely alike, they need up leading to non-normative Christology. John Hick’s belief is that each religion can have their own unique savior without contradicting each other. Thus, he believes that Jesus is Christianity’s unique savior, but others, non-Christians, have their own unique savior. His following of ebionite Christology has his thinking beginning with experience instead of Christ. This leads him to the thinking that “belief in Christ’s divinity is mythical”. Hick thinks that the incarnation doctrine is “expressive” and meant to “evoke an attitude”. John Hicks doesn’t
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