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Yes, it’s been a while since we last updated, but we just completed the first half of Chapter 6: “The Call of Humanity”.
Here are our essays.
We will start Part I of Chapter 6 of Christopher Southgate’s The Groaning of Creation.
Please answer one of the following questions:
In the latter half of Book VIII, Augustine wrote a lot about free will, however, everyone in the group decided not to write about it (I was betting someone was bound to) surprisingly. We did come around to discussing free will in the beginning and was equally surprised to learn that a majority of our group thought that free will was more or less an illusion and that everything was deterministic, even from a theological standpoint.
Anyway, here are our essays about whether or not conversion to Christianity limits your options and freedoms; thoughts about original sin; the role of shame and repentance prior to conversion (whether it’s necessary or not); and bibliolatry and the Barthian or “encounter” view of Scripture.