Whatever God does outside of the divine essence, the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit do as the one divine causal agent.
Lewis1 was one of the most influential, if not the most influential, Anglican writer of the twentieth century. Any informed Western Christian could not have lived in the middle and latter twentieth century without having encountered Lewis, for he was both prolific and well- publicized.
When I was young, I was enamored of Lewis, as, I suppose, many young people are. After his death in Novemberthe C.
Lewis literary-theological complex developed in the United States, with scores, if not hundreds, of books and thousands of essays about Lewis published, largely by his admirers. His books have sold in the millions, far more after his death than at any time during his life. Despite all this, there has been little critical attention paid to the theological ideas that Lewis actually taught in his books, even by those who call themselves Protestants and Evangelicals.
And well they should, for Lewis was no Evangelical. Writing in We Remember C.
Hebraic theism as presupposed by the Christian movement, by the editor. The Christ, by the Rev. F. D. V. Narborough. With an appended note on the resurrection, by A. D. Nock. Early Gentile Christianity and its Hellenistic backgrouund, by A. D. Nock. The evolution of the doctrine of the Trinity, by. The Roman emperor Constantine the Great, while himself not really a Christian, convened and played a major role in the Council of Nicaea, which laid the groundwork for acceptance of the Trinity doctrine. The doctrine of the Incarnation holds that, at a time roughly twothousand years in the past, the second person of the trinity took onhimself a distinct, fully human nature. As a result, he was a singleperson in full possession of two distinct natures, one human and onedivine.
He had no friends among them His friends were all Anglo-Catholic or Catholic Lewis, of course, has been adopted by the Evangelicals in America in a way that would have made him very uncomfortable.
Lewis actually believe and teach about God, man, sin, salvation, Scripture, government, and society? This paper, a portion of a book-in-progress, examines his teachings on these subjects and concludes that Lewis cannot accurately be called an Evangelical and may be called a Christian only in an historical or nominal sense.
On point after point, Lewis taught doctrines contrary to Scripture. He denied the inerrancy of Scripture itself; he rejected the doctrine of the substitutionary, penal atonement; he set forth an odd view of the resurrection of the body, to name only three.
Lewis was no Evangelical and would not have been allowed to join the Evangelical Theological Society. One explanation may be that American Evangelical circles are no longer evangelical. Modern Evangelicals, unlike the Evangelicals of the sixteenth century, either do not believe or do not emphasize the doctrines of sola Scriptura and sola fide, which historically are the distinctive doctrinal marks of an Evangelical.
This has become painfully clear in the last decade with the advent of movements such as Evangelicals and Catholics Together, led and vocally supported by men who claim to be and are widely regarded as Evangelicals, some of whom are members of this Society, and one of whom, Charles Colson, credits his ecumenical activities to the influence of C.
Is there any minimum belief required to get into Heaven, or have we all accepted the Antichristian notion that God loves all men and desires to save all, regardless of their beliefs? Has the Universalism implicit in Arminianism, which has been the majority report of American churches for almost two centuries, and which lately has erupted in the openness of God controversy, caused American Protestants to accept Lewis as a fellow Christian without question?
Whatever the solution to the puzzle of the veneration for Lewis in Evangelical circles, it is my duty here today to tell you that Lewis was no Evangelical, and may be called a Christian only in a tenuous sense.
Let me briefly discuss his teachings on major doctrines essential to Christianity. I shall begin with the doctrine with which this Society is most concerned: Are the Psalms the word of God in a sense different from Romans?Aquinas: Philosophical Theology. In addition to his moral philosophy, Thomas Aquinas () is well-known for his theological writings.
He is arguably the most eminent philosophical theologian ever to have lived. To this day, it is difficult to find someone whose work rivals Aquinas' in .
The purpose of this paper is to take a defendable position on the Trinity and incarnation by: (1) giving a brief critical examination of each major historical Trinitarian formulation, (2) surveying and critiquing the historical development of incarnational Christology, (3) constructing a Biblical theology that is sensitive to the Biblical texts in their original context.
Incarnation and Atonement: Philosophical and Theological Essays. In the last forty years, however, philosophers of religion havereturned to the business of theorizing about many of the traditionaldoctrines of Christianity and have begun to apply the tools ofcontemporary philosophy in ways that are somewhat more eclectic thanwhat was envisioned under the Augustinian or Thomistic models.
Charles Darwin was born in , seven years after his grandfather Erasmus had died. Charles grew up during a conservative period in British and American society, shortly after the Napoleonic Wars.
Excerpts from "Byzantine Theology," Historical trends and doctrinal themes. By John Meyendorff (Please get the full version of this book at your bookstore). Affiliation: Avatar of Trimurti: Abode: Varies per interpretation: Artifacts: Shankha, chakra, Lotus, Trishula, Kamandalu, Damaru.