Re: On Tillich

From: D. F. Siemens, Jr. (dfsiemensjr@juno.com)
Date: Tue May 27 2003 - 14:59:06 EDT

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    On Tue, 27 May 2003 11:50:29 -0600 "Rich Blinne" <e-lists@blinne.org>
    writes:
    >
    >
    > > -----Original Message-----
    > > From: asa-owner@lists.calvin.edu
    >>On Behalf Of John W Burgeson
    > > Sent: Tuesday, May 27, 2003 8:57 AM
    > > Subject: Re: On Tillich
    >
    > > But the history of religion makes it clear this is not how it
    > works. To
    > > expect to have faith before embarking on the disciplines of the
    > spiritual
    > > life is like putting the cart before the horse. ...
    > > Indeed, it is only since the Enlightenment that faith has been
    > defined as
    > > intellectual submission to a creed.
    >
    >
    > That is not historically correct. Note the following from Anselm's
    > Cur Deus
    > Homo (Why the God-man?):
    >
    <snip>
    One may go back further. Note "...anyone who comes to him must believe
    that he exists and that he rewards those who earnestly seek him" (Hebrews
    11:6). This emphasizes that "belief" is not merely in, i.e. trust, but
    has content. This is only one of the verses that ties _pisteuo_ to
    content.
    Dave



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