Topic Systematic Theology The paper make application topic church Christianity ministry twenty century A bibliography resources books jorunal articles textbook included Text book called Bible Doctrine Wayne Grudem

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Ford states that the diversity can range over a broad number of subjects:

God and revelation, predestination (or election), creation and providence, human being, sin and evil, Jesus Christ, atonement (or redemption or salvation), the Holy Spirit (or grace), and Christian living (including justification, sanctification, vocation, ethics, and politics), the church, ministry and sacraments, and eschatology (Ford 2004, 4).

Many theologians see integration as being of prime importance, which is to say that dogma should integrate itself with modern philosophy. This, however, presents a number of problems; for example, if God is unchanging, how can His doctrine be? One typical response is that His doctrine does not change, but that our understanding of that doctrine changes-which is standard evolutionism. As John Berchmans Barla states, "In the 'old' vision, the four elements engender a pejorative attitude towards other religions and ideologies. Whereas, according to the Vatican II vision of reality, the whole of the human society is caught up in the movement of history towards its destiny" (Barla 1999, 122). The modern age's different philosophies are what theologians attempt to graft their message to.

Gustavo Gutierrez is one such theologian who has attempted to meet the demands of the modern age through a kind of social activism called Liberation Theology, which places class struggle above spirituality. By establishing Bible Communities where individuals could interpret Scripture, Gutierrez promoted a new kind of ecclesiology that dismissed the kind of authoritative theological rigor of Aquinas. Gutierrez to promote his theology at Notre Dame University and his theological followers continue to spread his teachings in their own ministry. The ministry is centered on social unity before eternal truth. The latter is held to be subjective and the former of greatest importance. The concept has its roots in Hegelian dialectic, but few modern theologians stop to consider such a point. As Barla states, rushing to explain his belief system: "All human beings, Christians and others, are fellow pilgrims in genuine belonging and vital solidarity, identified with the common cause, committed to liberation, development and the realization of a just human society" (Barla 1999, 122). Such idealism is more utopian than pragmatic or realistic-but such is the state of modern theology. Any serious approach to a theology…[continue]

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