Tuesday, June 18, 2013

A history of God, Karen Armstrong

A few thoughts...


I'm reminded more and more when ever I read about the construction of the doctrine of the Trinity, especially about poor Arius (pg 127-128): how fickle language is, that much of the trinity is built around metaphors. Reading "A History of God", brought home to me that Christianity had no real doctrine if anything up to 300AD it was rather laissez fair. Yes scripture was important but the way it fitted together, the systemisation was not there.

The teaching of Allan Hirsch during my time at Forge. Hirschy stated that Christianity's greatest growth was during the that time of persecution. I wonder if also the un-systemisation of scripture also had an influence? I suspect so.


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