C.S. Lewis, a christian apologist writer wrote Mere Christianity in the nineteen-forties during world war two. Lewis wrote Mere Christianity in attempt to bring together a “common ground” of truths for the core of the Catholic Church’s beliefs. Mere Christianity shows readers logical ways of understanding the Catholic faith and he is presenting this central idea to help comprehend such ideas. The preface of Lewis’s Mere Christianity sets forth his ideas and arguments.
Although Whitman would agree with Winthrop that within a community there is a unifying force created by the individuals, he would argue that Winthrop’s imaginings of having a community modeled after god is not adequate because it will result in unfairness. “A Model of Christian Charity” establishes a representation of a community working together, rather than, working by themselves. With the help of each other and by following God’s will, the community shall be successful and harmonious. It is essential to note the importance of a relationship between man and god as god stands as the one true source of authority in this community. Winthrop explains the importance of loving God.
The plan of God’s salvation in the book of Romans. According to Christian belief that salvation is from God, and salvation is the free gift from God to those who are believe. I believe too, the reason why salvation of God accured to people because of love, grace and because of the promise of God from the descendants of Adam, however, God also has planned salvation to His people in this world. But in this generation there are many people don’t believe that salvation comes from God instead salvation comes from the effort of man, and the good work of man, but the Bible itself does teach about that, its wrong, its not true at all. Reformed theologian believes that, man was corropted by sinned, and he done nothing to get the gift of God’s salvation,
In fact being made in the image of God allows us to understand the nature of God where we reach to a high capacity of exploring his grace. In Augustine’s reflection “there is something of the human person which is unknown even to the ‘spirit of man which is in him’...-I nevertheless know something of you which I do not know about myself”(Augustine, 182). This statement explains how one can know about oneself through knowing God because one is made in his image. According to Augustine the full discovery of human person occurs through having the true knowledge about God. Grace makes a way for us to acquire the knowledge about God.
In this essay, I will discuss the usage of Christian elements of The Rime of the Ancient Mariner, ballad written by Samuel Taylor Coleridge, and how they come together to make the moral. For this to be possible, it is important to note author's own religious beliefs in order to understand how he incorporated these elements into the text. Coleridge was a devout Unitarian Christian, though he continually struggled to accept some Christian ideas. Both his beliefs and doubts transferred to his poems, „In any case, Coleridge would certainly not have been the ﬁrst Christian poet to question, through the medium of verse, the morally disturbing implications of a divine Father who offers up His only Son (…)“ (Hillier 10) hence, the same should apply to The Rime. William Empson makes a point of arguing that Coleridge's subsequent addition of Gloss to the ballad influenced readers to understand the poem as a heavily Christian based one.
This is a consequence of the new Christian philosophy that love transcends the material value of the person and instead treasures their inherent worth. At this point, Scheler concludes that he has found the reason Nietzsche confuses Christian love with altruism. The function of Christian love is to help other people in need, while altruism negates the value of the other person. While the main function of altruism is to fix the needs of the person in a lower position than that of the helper, Scheler says that Christian love does not consist in merely meeting the needs of the person but is directed at the person themselves. The philosophy of Christian love that Scheler constructs is that this love is a striving from the lower to the higher.
This brings us to the third aspect of Paul’s pnuematology. Paul is truly Trinitarian in that he understands that God is truly one and personal, that the Spirit is the Spirit of God and the Spirit of Christ and that they are both personal and divine. In spite of this, the Spirit is distinct from the Father and from the Son. Fee also observes that Paul’s interest in Christ and the Spirit is “not with the nature of their being God, but with their role in salvation and Christian experience” (Fee, 33). Christ and his work help define the Spirit and his work in the Christian life (Fee, 32).
How does Nietzsche’s encouragement of skepticism reflect the relationship between truth and religion? How does his argument about the truth relate to yours? Beyond Good and Evil explores the relationship between faith and philosophy, while also considering the implications of believing in truth. By arguing for enlightened philosophers to condemn Christianity, Nietzsche claims that believing in anything is deceiving one’s self. He acknowledges the benefits of Christianity in providing order for the common people and for giving them faith in something they could not disprove.
The Systematic theology in this essay will explore God (theology proper), God’s attributes, the Trinity as followed by trinitarian christians, et cetera. The early church fathers were surrounded by cultured world and they made comprehensive use of reason and philosophy to defend Christianity. Justin Martyr stressed the ineffability, omnipotence and impassibility of God. Others like Athenagoras and Theophilus focused on God's simplicity, indivisibility and universal providence. Irenaeus emphasised on self-sufficiency and perfection of one God to counter Gnostics.