Journal of Ecumenical Studies, 21:2, Spring 1984
THE BIBLICAL PROBLEM OF ELECTION
The problem of election is the problem of scarcity, the sense that there is not enough
to go around. Thus people who regard themselves as elect tend to ma
Why is the doctrine of the Trinity central to Christian faith?
The Doctrine of the Trinity is central to Christian faith because it describes and outlines the true essence
of God as our Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. It is crucial to our understanding and
1. What is the importance of humans being created in the image of God?
The importance in having the knowledge that humans are created in the image of
God gives us an insight as to the true nature of God. According to Erickson
(Christian Theology Chap. 22
1. How does the framework of the Christian narrative help to integrate the
major ideas of Christian theology?
Traditionally, how Christians have recorded history, told stories, and documented
occurrences of the Christian Church has been believed to be ins
Question A: Read the following excerpt from "Loving the Trinity," by James White (Christian Research
Journal, vol. 21, no. 4):
Without the Trinity, you have no gospel. Surprised by that assertion? Many today present the gospel to
unbelievers without ever
CALVIN, BARTH AND CHRISTOCENTRISM
tology in Barth needs to be tempered in two main ways. First, on Jesus
pre-existence, Sharp mistakenly assumes that Barths position calls for a
strict understanding of the eternal pre-existence of the human Jesus.51
READING THE DECREE
mostly drawn from Johns Gospel, to press home his point. To be sure, at
this point Christs witness to election is a definitive voice in Calvins argument he begins: Now let the Sovereign Judge and Master give utterance
on the whole quest
BTC 571/573 Introduction to Christian Theology
Book Analysis and Reflection
Reardon, Patrick H., The Jesus We Missed: The Surprising Truth About The Humanity of Christ.
Nashville: Thomas Nelson, 2012.
Patrick Henry Reardon (also known as
HERMENEUTICS AND ELECTION
doctrine of God, and not predestination that was moved into soteriology.
Calvin did not move the doctrine of predestination at all in 1559: he left it
in approximately the same place that he had located it in 1539.40 This means
1. Which of the pictures (models) of the atonement do you find most compelling?
Romans 6:23 reminds us that the wages of sin is death. For sin to be defeated it must be
atoned through sacrifice. In the OT, we are well aware of the sacrifices of the