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Christian Theology and Its Meanings.

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CHRISTIAN THEOLOGY AND ITS MEANINGS What is Christian Theology It has been debated whether there is anything that is properly called Christian philosophy. Christianity is not a system of ideas but a religion, a way of salvation. But as a religion becomes a distinguishable strand of human history, it inevitably absorbs philosophical assumptions from its environment and generates new philosophical constructions and arguments both in the formation of doctrines and in their defense against philosophical objections. These two topics cannot be kept entirely separate, however, for philosophical criticism from both within and without the Christian community has influenced the development of its beliefs. The Christian Theology circles around Jesus and knowing him through his word and teachings. ...read more.

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Christianity is thus both a living tradition of faith and the culture that the faith leaves behind as a kind of deposit. The agent of Christianity is the church, the community of people who make up the body of believers. Christianity may incorporate, along with such believers, their doctrines, customs and morals. How to stay Focused as Christians To say that Christianity "focuses" on Jesus Christ is to say that, whatever else it comprehends, somehow it brings these realities together in reference to an ancient historic figure. Few Christians would be content to keep this reference merely historical. Although their faith tradition is historical i.e., they believe that transactions with the divine do not occur in the realm of timeless ideas but among ordinary humans through the ages the vast majority of Christians focus their faith in Jesus Christ as someone who is also a present reality. ...read more.

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Christianity's demographic center had shifted from its Western base to Latin America, Africa, Asia, and the Pacific region, where more than half the world's Christians had had lived. This trend steadily accelerated as the church declined in Europe. The tangibly real universal church represented a new phenomenon in the history of religions. This was the fruit of mission. The Christian Church created the bases of the Western system of education. From its beginning the Christian community faced external and internal challenges to its faith, which it met by developing and utilizing intellectual and educational resources. Through reference to God's word, the Bible we can sustain a complete interaction with God and learn his ways and the teachings of Jesus Christ. By analyzing Jesus' teachings and morals we can establish a better judgement of Christianity and make better judgment on life's purposes and values. ...read more.

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