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Heresies and how to avoid them : why it matters what Christians believe

Author: Ben Quash; Michael Ward
Publisher: London : SPCK ; Peabody, Mass. : Hendrickson, ©2007.
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What don't Christians believe? Is Jesus really divine? Is Jesus really human? Can God suffer? Can people be saved by their own efforts? The early church puzzled over these questions, ruling in some beliefs and ruling out others. Heresies and How to Avoid Them explains the principal ancient heresies and shows why contemporary Christians still need to know about them. These famous detours in Christian believing seemed  Read more...
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Heresies and how to avoid them.
London : SPCK ; Peabody, Mass. : Hendrickson, ©2007
(OCoLC)768077359
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ben Quash; Michael Ward
ISBN: 9781598560138 1598560131 9780281058433 0281058431
OCLC Number: 123375653
Description: xi, 148 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Heresies of the person of Christ and how to avoid them : --
Arianism : is Jesus Christ divine and eternal or was he created? / Michael B. Thompson --
Docetism : is Jesus Christ really human or did he just appear to be so? / John Sweet --
Nestorianism : is Jesus Christ one person or does he have a split identity, with his divine nature separate and divided from his human nature? / A.N. Williams --
Eutychianism : is Jesus Christ divine and human or a hybrid, a third thing that is neither fully one nor the other? / Marcus Plested --
Adoptionism : is Jesus Christ the Son of God by nature or by adoption? / Rachel Muers --
Theopaschitism : is Jesus Christ able or unable to suffer in his divine nature? / Michael Ward --
Heresies of the church and Christian living and how to avoid them : --
Marcionism : can Christians dispense with the God of the Old Testament? / Angela Tilby --
Donatism : do Christian ministers need to be faultless for their ministrations to be effective? / Ben Quash --
Pelagianism : can people be saved by their own efforts? / Nicholas Adams --
Gnosticism : can people be saved by acquiring secret knowledge? / Anders Bergquist --
The heresy of the Free Spirit : are there two kinds of Christian, those with divine wills and those with human wills? / Denys Turner --
Biblical Trinitarianism : the purpose of being orthodox / Janet Martin Soskice.
Responsibility: edited by Ben Quash and Michael Ward ; foreword by Stanley Hauerwas.

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Anyone could be a Christian, but a Christian could not believe simply anything. Here, twelve top theologians, all practising Christians, tackle ancient heresies and show why the contemporary Church  Read more...

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