Chapter 6: Christian Theology and Theological Writings
Religions of a Single God - A Critical Introduction to Monotheisms from Judaism to Baha'i - Zeba A. Crook
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Zeba A. Crook is Professor of Religious Studies at Carleton University, in Ottawa, Canada. He is a specialist in early Christianity and Graeco-Roman culture, but was drawn to the study of religion more broadly, and the study of these three religions in particular by teaching it. That his course on Judaism, Christianity, and Islam at Carleton University has attracted an average of six hundred students per year since he arrived there in 2003 shows the enduring interest in this material among young adults.
In this chapter you will learn the theological narrative of the origins of Christianity, which can be found in the New Testament stories of Jesus Christ and Paul of Tarsus. These narratives are a central element of Christian theology, as are several key elements of Christian theology, such as the trinity, justification, resurrection, salvation (life after death), and mysticism, and eschatology. We shall also explain the content of the New Testament.