Exclusivism also described as particularism adopts the position that there is no knowledge of God without Christ. Karl Barth agrees with this viewpoint that salvation is only possible through Christ and includes the concept of “ultimate eschatological victory of grace over unbelief” (McGrath, 2011, p. 436). The exclusivist viewpoint aligns well with the uniqueness of the Christian faith and therefor the necessary missionary response that is part of its reality. The opposing viewpoint is that of the inclusivist approach that allows space for other religions seeing the as milestones along the way towards a faith in Christ (McGrath, 2011). According to McGrath the inclusivist viewpoint became popular in the 1890’s centered on words from Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount that He came to fulfill not to destroy.
Please note that I am going by the sub heading or passage description in my Bible. In John 10:34, 35 Jesus clearly believed that scripture was inspired and I have no trouble believing God inspired it. The epistemological and biblical arguments stand out as the most convincing in the article. Mr. Andrew did a good job of changing how the epistemological argument was made by asking the likelihood instead of using circular reasoning. This argument gained ground in my thinking once he argued it inductively.
Review of David N. Entwistle’s Integrative Approaches to Psychology and Christianity Cynthia Warren Liberty University Review of David N. Entwistle’s Integrative Approaches to Psychology and Christianity Summary Entwistle’s goal of this book is to inform the reader that there are two different books of God: His word and His works (Enwistle, 2010, p. 26). The Bible states, Jesus and His disciples used integration to perform God’s work. As in 2 Timothy 3:16: All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness. The book is filled with information that provides an explanation of the relationship between psychology (God’s works) and theology (God’s words). He uses the ancient cities of Athens and Jerusalem to show how the cultural differences between the two are used to display the theme of integration.
He ends the section by showing how important his justice movements are and how big of an impact they have on the world. Putting these paragraphs in this order gives the reader the best understanding of the big picture King is trying to portray. 3. King’s allusion to the Bible appeals to both pathos and ethos as Paul of the Bible is known as reliable and trustworthy and it appeals to pathos as many people passionately follow the Bible. King takes advantage of this
They are statements that summarize the beliefs of the religion. One of the beliefs found in those articles is the belief in God, Jesus, and the Holy Ghost. They also have a belief that anyone can be saved if they believe in God and obey His laws and ordinances. Another article is the belief that both the Bible and Book of Mormon are the word of God. It is also believed that when God returns, Christ will reign on earth, and earth will be renewed and be the place of glory.
He is almost certainly sure that no God exists, but says that he would change this view if he were confronted with empirical evidence that suggested otherwise. However, Dawkins’s declaration that he is not a fundamentalist could be questioned by examining other parts of his book. Dawkins seems to focus more on the evidence that religion lacks opposed to the evidence that his evidence-based worldview contains. He also holds Darwinism in a very high esteem. One might say that Dawkins’s view of Darwinism is a strict set of basic ideas and principles, embodying the definition of fundamentalism.
Sid Rai English HL Year One Haske 1-12-2009 IOP Topic: Kingsolver’s use of biblical allusions to portray ideas of Christianity and Jesus Christ in Anatole In the Poisonwood Bible, Barbara Kingsolver uses many aspects to portray the story, notably the reference to the bible and Christianity in general, to get relevant and important facts across to the reader. Some important elements of christianity are faith in God, knowledge of God, set of beliefs, the ten comandments (way of life) and living in harmony with the community. Kingsolver uses biblical allusions to portray some of these characteristics in Anatole by having parallels to the stories in the bible. As stated earlier, some ‘good elements’ of Christianity is faith in God’s ability to do his work. This means that, as Orleanna Price says, “God has his own mysterious ways”.
Martin Oderinde Religion 1310:39 September 12, 2012 Christian Scriptures Essay In Placher's analytical essay "Is the Bible True?" he challenges the view of biblical authority that is used by many American Protestants which he defined as "biblical literalism." He strengthens his argument by stating, "We need to understand the genre to understand a text. Reading a text literally is not always reading it faithfully (pg924)." This statement bring us back to the original question, which is the title of his essay, "Is the bible true?".
While at First Presbyterian Church, on May 21, 1922, Harry Emerson Fosdick delivered his famous sermon “Shall the Fundamentalists Win?”, in which he defended the modernist position. In that sermon, he presented the Bible as a record of the unfolding of God’s will, not as the literal Word of God. He saw the history of Christianity as a change that was developmental, progressive, and gradual. It's evident that the sermon and or thoughts of Fosdick's 1922 speech had a deep impact on the Christian church and society in America. Today, more and more people have their own way of looking at and interpreting the word of God.
Luther and Erasmus Perceptions of each other’s Religious Beliefs and Works. Valante Reed Reformation Europe History 353 Dr. Monheit During the Reformation period, the idea of most religious scholars was to introduce their perception of the bible, biblical works, and defining the classification of living a true Christian life. Martin Luther and Desiderius Erasmus were very important religion forces and attributes that introduced biblical aspects that would build a foundation for Christian believers. Although these two priests began on the same page, but as time passed they started to have different thoughts on certain aspects on the scriptures of the bible, religious personal works, and of each other. In a book titled, “Luther