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UPDATE: Groaning of Creation: Chapter 2 – Roads Not Taken – Part 1

 

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Is God violent?

 

This past Sunday, we discussed whether or not God was violent, the theology of Teilhard de Chardin, and the model of God portrayed in process theology.

Here are our essays.

 

 

 

 

 

“Groaning of Creation: Chapter 2 – Roads Not Taken” – Part 1

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We will cover the first half of Chapter 2 of “The Groaning of Creation”.

Please answer one of the following questions:

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UPDATE: “Confessions” Book VIII – Chapters 1 – 6

 

How pagan are modern-day church services today?  Have church services been pagan all along?

 

Here are our essays on Book VIII – Chapters 1 – 6 of Augustine’s Confessions.

We discussed the implications of delayed gratification, the pagan elements and origins of the Catholic Mass and Protestant services, the life of Anthony the Great and whether or not Christ calls us to a life of asceticism.

 

 

UPDATE: New Submissions for Chapter 17: A House Divided (1517 – 1660) – Part I: Martin Luther and Huldrych Zwingli

 

The Marburg Colloquy is the name given to the meeting between Ulrich Zwingli and Martin Luther in 1529.

 

So here are the new updates from last night’s meeting.  I also added Chris’ submission for last chapter that deals with anti-semitism here below Michael’s entry.

 

Another interesting discussion once again last night.  We covered a lot of material and spent a lot of time on Protestant theology.

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Chapter 17: A House Divided (1517 – 1660) – Part I – Martin Luther and Huldrych Zwingli

 

For next week we will cover the first two sections of Chapter 17A Door in Wittenberg and The Farmers’ War and Zwingli.

 

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Martin Luther (1483 – 1546), by Lucas Cranach, 1529

 

We will be going into the heart of the Protestant Reformation by focusing on Martin Luther in Germany (or the Holy Roman Empire I should say specifically because the state of Germany didn’t exist during this time) and Huldrych Zwingli of the Swiss Confederacy.

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