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It’s a debate not likely to lead to an overwhelming consensus, but Daniel J. Treier’s Introducing Evangelical Theology builds on a credal approach. What is added to the lines, between the lines, before the lines, after the lines… all matters for an evangelical theology.
In a kind of Barth-like move he opens with nothing less than 15 theses for this evangelical theology and here they are:
Theology - Practice - Faith - Understanding - Response
Christian theology is a communicative practice of faith seeking understanding, in response to the Word of the Triune God accompanied by the Holy Spirit.
Christian beliefs are integrated with behavior, extending Israel’s moral tradition from the Ten Commandments to root human community in the love of God and neighbor.
Orthodoxy - Teaches - God - Persons—Father - Son
Christian orthodoxy teaches that the one true God is triune, existing in three persons—Father, Son, and Holy Spirit—who are undivided in the external works that reveal the divine identity.
From creation to consummation, providence reveals the Triune God’s perfections of power, wisdom, love, and holiness; the drama of redemption is the setting in which the Bible addresses the mystery of divine sovereignty and human responsibility along with the meaning of evil.
Creation - Nothing - Article - Faith - Triune
Creation out of nothing is an article of Christian faith according to which the Triune God has spoken the world into existence—granting dignified life, dependent freedom, and delightful fellowship to creatures in their materiality, sociality, and temporality.
Human beings are uniquely created to commune with God and to communicate what God is like; for this calling God has made them embodied souls and relational selves, with each person and culture having dignity rooted in God’s love and their diversity being an occasion of divine delight.
Identity - Jesus - Christ - Union - Incarnation
The orthodox identity of Jesus Christ involves the hypostatic union: in the incarnation the fully divine Son of God has assumed a fully human nature, to serve as the one Mediator of revelation and redemption.
Jesus Christ’s ministry...
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