An Introduction to Theology by Victoria La'Porte

By Victoria La'Porte

An creation to Theology provides a full of life, modern method of theological questions. It bargains with a few major theological concerns together with the Enlightenment, biblical feedback, issues of the Creeds, sleek reasons of lifestyles and its questions, and rebuilding theology within the smooth global. The process is basically "problem established" within the experience that it seeks to research and discover the problems with definite points of Christian theology. The reader is requested to interact in and grapple with vital demanding situations to theology from the philosophical to the mental and sociological, together with philosophical demanding situations to theology from Plato to the current; the relevance of Creeds for modern theology; the clash among medical and spiritual reasons of occasions; the life of alternative religions; and demanding situations from Marxism, liberalism, and feminism.

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The nature of the person of Christ (Christology) will inform the nature of the Trinity, which encompasses the relationship between Father, Son and Holy Spirit. The controversies surrounding each must be carefully distinguished in any case, for Christology involves the person of Jesus alone rather than the relationship between the three. Two factors are significant to mention at this point. First, this chapter will concentrate on the series of beliefs and controversies within the Catholic Church only.

3. Matthew and Luke include large amounts of material not in Mark (such as the ± 27 ± An Introduction to Theology Beatitudes). If Mark used Matthew and Luke it would be unclear why he left so much material out. 10 Therefore the overlap between Matthew, Mark and Luke can be best explained by the fact that Matthew and Luke drew on the contents of Mark. This is known as the `triple tradition'. This theory only explains the material that all three Gospels share. However, there is material that Matthew and Luke share that is not derived from Mark.

This shows that Mark formed the backbone or basis of the other two Gospels. He must have come first. 3. Matthew and Luke include large amounts of material not in Mark (such as the ± 27 ± An Introduction to Theology Beatitudes). If Mark used Matthew and Luke it would be unclear why he left so much material out. 10 Therefore the overlap between Matthew, Mark and Luke can be best explained by the fact that Matthew and Luke drew on the contents of Mark. This is known as the `triple tradition'. This theory only explains the material that all three Gospels share.

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