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A Case for Incarnational and A Case for Incarnational and Trinitarian Belief

Brian Hebblethwaite

in In Defence of Christianity

Published in print July 2005 | ISBN: 9780199276790
Published online October 2005 | e-ISBN: 9780191602993 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/019927679X.003.0005
 A Case for Incarnational and  A Case for Incarnational and Trinitarian Belief

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This chapter argues that the doctrines developed over time, in order to make best sense of the historical phenomena considered in the last two chapters, themselves contribute to the cumulative case for Christian belief, in so far as their logic, their scope and their power provide the most theoretically and existentially convincing account of existence, predicament and its resolution, and of what one may hope for. While what the different world religions have in common needs to be borne in mind, the case for Christianity depends chiefly on the logic and power of the doctrines of the Incarnation and the Trinity. The chapter ends with a brief exposition of the religious significance of Christian soteriology — its understanding of salvation and eschatology — its hope for the ultimate future of creation.

Keywords: doctrines; logic; hope; Incarnation; Trinity; soteriology; eschatology

Chapter.  5273 words. 

Subjects: Christian Theology

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