RE: On Tillich

From: Rich Blinne (e-lists@blinne.org)
Date: Tue May 27 2003 - 15:36:15 EDT

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    > From: D. F. Siemens, Jr. [mailto:dfsiemensjr@juno.com]
    > Sent: Tuesday, May 27, 2003 12:59 PM
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    > Subject: Re: On Tillich
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    > > 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

    Thanks. I was limiting myself to historical theology, but you raise an
    excellent point. The Hebrews passage that you cited is the reason why I
    believe that notional faith is necessary (we MUST believe). James 2:19 is
    why I believe notional faith is not sufficient.



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