Reflection on the Shape of Theology

Christian doctrine centers by definition on Jesus Christ.

By appealing to course materials, briefly describe two of the following doctrines, and show how Christology (meaning the doctrine of the person and work of Christ) gives each one its definitive shape for Christians. (In other words, "go through Atlanta.") For specific points appeal to lectures, Jinkins, and Wilson, and for examples you may wish to draw on McLaren, Rutledge, and the relevant sections of Luther's catechism.

The doctrine of God/Trinity;
divine impassibility or passibility;
the Holy Spirit (pneumatology);
the last things (eschatology);
unity, holiness, catholicity, or apostolicity of the Church;
iberation theology;
the order of salvation;
Scripture and Tradition;
doctrine and practice of Word and sacraments (read ahead in Wilson).

Please keep your paper a one-page, single-spaced prose outline (no introduction necessary), and follow the directions in my handout for writing papers.

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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