Is the axe to boast itself over the one who chops with it?
Some early Christian thinkers such as Tertullian were of the view that any intrusion of secular philosophical reason into theological reflection was out of order.
Phrased differently, it is sometimes said that God is primary cause and the sacred writer the instrumental cause of Scripture. Thomas V.
According to Philip L. Modalism confounds the persons. Latter-day Saint beliefs would have sounded more familiar to the earliest generations of Christians than they do to many modern Christians. Our progression will never change His identity as our Father and our God.
On this sort of view, there is one God because the community of divine persons is so closely interconnected that, although they are three distinct persons, they nonetheless function as if they were a single entity. Despite, or because of, their perfection, the gods in the Iliad serve mainly as foils to bring out what one might call the tragedy of the human condition.
Philosophy and Christian Theology In the history of Christian theology, philosophy has sometimes been seen as a natural complement to theological reflection, whereas at other times practitioners of the two disciplines have regarded each other as mortal enemies.
What is needed is some characterization of the common core underlying the diverse views that are generally regarded as versions of social trinitarianism.
Human nature was at its core divine.
In this way he affirms his masculine superiority in conformity with a different, equally familiar cultural code by which the male is opposed to, and superior to, the female.