Reflection on the Shape of Theology and Sacraments

Christian doctrine describes and regulates Christian practice so that both are faithful to the good news of Jesus Christ.

By appealing to course materials, briefly describe one of the following doctrines, and show both how (a) the Christian practice of either baptism or Holy Communion (also called the Lord's Supper) reflects/respects/symbolizes/embodies it, and (b) how Christology (meaning the doctrine of the person and work of Christ) gives each one its definitive shape for Christians. (i.e., how that doctrine "goes through Atlanta"). Choose from among these:

The doctrine of God/Trinity;
the doctrine of creation;
the doctrine of humanity in the image of God;
conviction of sin and justification, in both their personal and social dimensions;
the doctrine of election;
the work of the Holy Spirit (pneumatology);
the doctrine of the last things (eschatology);
the Church's participation in the priesthood of Christ;
the Church's participation in the prophethood of Christ;
the unity, holiness, catholicity, or apostolicity of the Church;
the order of salvation (personal and corporate justification
and sanctification);
the doctrine of Scripture.

For specific points appeal to lectures, McKim, StormFront, Camp, Rutledge (or Barth, Wilken, Boyd and Eddy, and Yoder), Newbigin, and Barron.

Please keep your paper three pages, double-spaced, and follow the directions in my handout for writing papers. Focus on Harvey chapter 8. 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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