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By Victoria La'Porte

An advent to Theology offers a full of life, modern method of theological questions. It bargains with a couple of major theological matters together with the Enlightenment, biblical feedback, issues of the Creeds, sleek motives of existence and its questions, and rebuilding theology within the smooth international. The process is largely "problem based" within the experience that it seeks to investigate and discover the problems with sure points of Christian theology. The reader is requested to have interaction 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 clinical and non secular motives of occasions; the lifestyles of different religions; and demanding situations from Marxism, liberalism, and feminism.

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They made an important ± 43 ± An Introduction to Theology contribution to the debate, as with Athanasius, they saw a great danger with leaning too much towards either extreme of emphasising unity in the Godhead and emphasising the distinctions within the Godhead. 34 The eastern bishops tended to pay less attention to the second and third person within the Godhead. They tended to regard the Son as secondary in his divinity to the Father; whereas the western bishops, in contrast, regarded God `as the Perfect Being in whom were to be found Father, Son and Holy Spirit' and thus gave a greater place to both the Son and Holy Spirit in their status as divine.

Secondly, Alexandria and Rome were even more strengthened in their alliance when Nestorius angered Pope Celestine in Rome by allowing Pelagian exiles from South Italy to stay in Constantinople. Thirdly, Nestorius wrote in Greek, therefore Pope Celestine, whose language was Latin, only received biased reports of Nestorius' teachings from his agents in Rome. There also existed a high level of linguistic confusion during the 44 debate especially surrounding such terms as ousia, hypostasis and substantia.

These proto-gospels consist of connected stories. So, therefore, a proto-gospel could consist of pericopes dealing with Jesus' conflict with the Jews, his trial or execution. Or perhaps, Sanders argues, a proto-gospel might consist of sayings relating to the `ongoing life of the Christian communities' (such as ethical issues, questions of ranks and sayings about missionary work for example). Then, the first Gospel was written. The majority of biblical scholars believe this to be the Gospel of Mark for reasons we shall explore later.

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