Archive for April, 2007
Jesus Christ in History and Tradition
It is tempting to by-pass the history of the ways in which Jesus Christ has been interpreted in order to bring the Christ mystery into immediate dialogue with our contemporary situation. However, since we carry the history of our tradition with us, it is important that we acknowledge the way that it shapes our lives and understanding. We are, if you like, part of a living, changing Jesus tradition that influences both the questions we ask and the answers we give to the Jesus event. We are part of an ongoing story. (more…)
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I like this book because it has helped me immensely on why I should continue reading my Bible.
The central thesis of this collection is to argue for the need to find a biblical hermeneutics that will contribute to theological understanding–this being the supreme purpose of the whole enterprise of Christian biblical studies. This might not sound worth mentioning to millions of Christians around the world especially to this part of the globe. But according to the authors, there have been a long parting of the ways between biblical studies and the quest for religious truth (ie theology). Biblical scholars can have no religious commitment and the result of scholarly works can have no meaning for the life of the church. This is the problem the authors want to fix. The solution offered is termed “theological hermeneutics”. (more…)
Here is a further installment towards your “Role of Women in the Pentateuch“ assignment entitled women-who-got-the-call.doc
Notes for the Christology (Year 3) class. I’ve attached lecture notes for jesus-in-mark.doc , together with jesus-in-luke.doc, jesus-in-john.doc and matthews-jesus.doc. I append the two powerpoint lectures the-virgin-birth.ppt and jesus-in-the-gospels.ppt. Let me know if any links don’twork.
The assignment is now ready for your strenuous efforts! It’s a simple project: 2000 words on the Development of Christology from CHRIST TO CONSTANTINE (100AD-325 AD). Enjoy!
mch-people-profiles-2.doc This is another compilation of student assignments on the “movers and shakers” of the last three centuries of church history. Some good stuff here. Well done guys!