Reflection on Sacraments

Christian doctrine describes and regulates Christian practice.

By appealing to course materials, briefly describe two of the following doctrines, and show how the Christian practice of either baptism or Holy Communion (also called the Lord's Supper) reflects/symbolizes/embodies each. For specific points appeal to lectures, Guthrie, Howard, and the relevant sections of Luther's Shorter Catechism, and for examples you may wish to draw on McLaren and Best Christian Writing.

The doctrine of God/Trinity;
the doctrine of creation;
conviction of sin and justification, in both their personal and social dimensions;
the divinity and humanity of Christ;
divine impassibility or passibility;
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;
liberation theology and the catholicity of the Church;
Jesus' call to radical discipleship (draw on Wilson);
Neo Oliver's (and ultimately Dan Poole's) postmodern vision of Christian life;
the unity of the Church;
personal and corporate holiness (sanctification).

Please keep your paper three pages, double-spaced, 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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