By Victoria La'Prote

An advent to Theology provides a full of life, modern method of theological questions. It bargains with a few major theological matters together with the Enlightenment, biblical feedback, issues of the Creeds, smooth causes of existence and its questions, and rebuilding theology within the sleek global.
The procedure is largely "problem centered" within the experience that it seeks to research and discover the problems with yes features 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 medical and spiritual factors of occasions; the lifestyles of alternative religions; and demanding situations from Marxism, liberalism, and feminism.

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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. Secondly, many of the debates involve convoluted Greek terminology (and this can be rather off-putting at first) as the Church had spread to the Gentile world and thus its Christology had to be understandable and moreover appeal to its non-Jewish audience. ± The second century ± Many of the early Christian writers, who have been given the title of Church Father, strongly attested to the belief that Jesus is one person who encompasses both the human and the divine.

The concept of logos is apparent within the pages of the New Testament; specifically in the prologue to John's Gospel. The Apologists used this concept in relation to Greek philosophy, which in turn appealed to the educated classes. 11 In Greek philosophical thought the concept of logos involved reason; `it implied a rational account of the world and human life'. 12 The Apologists believed that the pre-existent Christ was one and the same with the Greek idea of logos, and as a consequence all the teachings of Greek philosophers could be understood through Christ and indeed came from Christ.

The Antiochene school, on the other hand, leaned to a certain extent, towards the heresy of Arianism (though having condemned it). We shall see how the Alexandrian school emphasised the divinity of Jesus while the Antiochene school, concentrated on the full humanity of Jesus. So we will now turn to the debate between Cyril and Nestorius. ± The clash between Cyril and Nestorius 39 ± As with the Arius affair the debate between Cyril and Nestorius took similar proportions and was as significant to the development of Christology in the Early Church.

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