Reflection on the Soteriology of John

Now that you have been gaining all this additional experience, wouldn't you like to travel in a time machine back to when you took Christian Doctrine and do it all again?

Um, hello? Anybody there? Is this thing on?

Okay, maybe that's not a dream scenario for you. But perhaps revisiting the topic of salvation is casting your original theological learning in a new liiiiiiiiight.

First, see if you can articulate a brief rendition of the 'soteriology of John' by answering this question: What according to the Gospel of John is salvation, and what does it look like for us to receive salvation? You may rely on Newbigin's exposition insofar as you find it helpful, but don't feel pressure to agree with Newbigin where you don't.

Then, reflect on your study of salvation in Introduction to Christian Doctrine (RS-020), or whatever its equivalent was. Pull out your old notes and reexamine them. Perhaps look at that entrance exam you filled out in August. What have John and/or Newbigin shown you about the work of Jesus Christ that you wish you knew then? How is it re-shaping your understanding of the Christian doctrine of salvation?

Please keep your paper 3-4 pages, double-spaced, and follow the directions in my suggestions for writing papers. Before you turn it in on the day it's due, print out two copies of my peer review form to attach to it, and read the instructions on how the peer review process works.

Remember, I want to see proper style, clear writing, a thorough answer to the question, and explicit citations of course materials.

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