Then, in the growing tension between Christ
and the Pharisees and Sanhedrin, in which Christ
is being 'impeached,' Nicodemus comes to his defense.
He urged Nigerians, most especially, Christians, to serve him faithfully, stating that knowing Christ
would allow individuals have sound mind and understanding of human existence.
The purpose of the comparison is to raise essential issues and show different ways that commentators understand the "location" of the exalted Christ
(in heaven or on earth) and the manner in which he continues to exercise his agency (impersonal or personal).
Contrary to what most people think, the heart of John Calvin's theology is not predestination, it is union with Christ
were to come next year, who would stop their lives to notice?
We just want people to know that we believe very strongly in Christ
The Muslims believe that they have the final and definitive revelation of God to the world and that Christ
was only a prophet announcing Mohammed, the last of God's real prophets.
The Dead Christ
will be the cynosure of this spring's show at the Kunstmuseum Basel, which addresses Holbein's complex response to Protestantism, the theological revolution whose hostility to cult images threatened the livelihood of every religious painter.
It is time for us to realize the gospel, and to consider upon what terms we took up profession, and what the cross of Christ
Sumner's sophisticated, rigorous, and theologically challenging work comprises a strenuous effort to move Christian discourse in inter-religious dialogue past what he calls "the quagmire of pluralism"--that is, the impasse created by competing truth claims among the various faiths in dialogue, which appear to require ceding the primacy of Christ
in order to participate.
In fact, the Windsor Report takes its point of departure exactly from such an understanding of Christian unity when it states in paragraph 45: "All those called by the gospel of Jesus Christ
and set apart by God's gift of baptism are incorporated into the communion of the Body of Christ
Passion plays or films fail into this category, as do Nativity scenes and a host of other attempts to artistically represent Christ
The most important and wide-ranging of these is the communicatio idiomatum or the exchange of properties (the doctrine going back to the fifth century stating that while the human and divine natures in Christ
were distinct, the attributes of one may be predicated of the other in view of their union in one person).
A federal judge in late August ordered a South Carolina town council to discontinue pre-meeting prayers that include references to Jesus Christ
or other deities associated with specific faiths.
That Cullen concludes the poem with an imagined prayer to Christ
partially replicates this more general effort to protect the body.