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By Victoria La'Porte

An advent to Theology provides a full of life, modern method of theological questions. It offers with a few major theological matters together with the Enlightenment, biblical feedback, issues of the Creeds, sleek reasons of lifestyles and its questions, and rebuilding theology within the sleek global. The strategy is largely "problem headquartered" within the experience that it seeks to investigate and discover the problems with definite points of Christian theology. The reader is requested to interact in and grapple with very important demanding situations to theology from the philosophical to the mental and sociological, together with philosophical demanding situations to theology from Plato to the current; the relevance of Creeds for modern theology; the clash among medical and non secular causes of occasions; the lifestyles of different religions; and demanding situations from Marxism, liberalism, and feminism.

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Nestorius thought this term inappropriate and preferred to call Mary `Christ-bearing'. The reason for this, Nestorius argued, was the simple fact that God could not possibly be perceived to have a mother. The idea of God engendered in a womb was ludicrous. So Mary did not give birth to God, but a man. According to Nestorius, Jesus the man carried within him the divine Logos (just as a temple keeps within it holy scriptures). Thus, for Nestorius, Jesus Christ did have two natures, but they should not be confused.

However, his 25 opponents argued that it was not only the will that was common to the Father and Son, but also the essence. There does not exist much reliable information concerning his beliefs. However, Eusebius of Caesarea reproduces a synodal letter produced during Paul's time, which accuses him of ± 38 ± Early Church controversies teaching doctrines, which `denied his Lord and God and repudiated the faith he himself had previously held'. 26 Paul, then, denies that the Father and Son are of one essence.

If Jesus has both human and divine natures in one person he would be a being of another dimension. 36 According to Apollinarius, Jesus had a human body and soul (the latter in the sense that lower mammals have souls ± as governing their emotions and senses). However, he did not have a human soul or spirit; in its place was the divine logos controlling the rationality of Christ: He thus thought of Christ as God clothed in human flesh, with many of the attributes of men, but the ego remaining absolutely divine.

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