Re: On Tillich

From: George Murphy (gmurphy@raex.com)
Date: Tue May 27 2003 - 15:58:12 EDT

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    Rich Blinne wrote:
    >
    > > -----Original Message-----
    > > From: D. F. Siemens, Jr. [mailto:dfsiemensjr@juno.com]
    > > Sent: Tuesday, May 27, 2003 12:59 PM
    > > To: e-lists@blinne.org
    > > Cc: jwburgeson@juno.com; asa@calvin.edu
    > > Subject: Re: On Tillich
    > >
    > >
    > > > 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.

            Just a query so that there's not a lot of slaying of straw men & women: Is
    anybody (either on this list or of significance in the history of Christian thought)
    saying "It doesn't matter what you believe as long as you're sincere"?

                                                            Shalom,
                                                            George

    -- 
    George L. Murphy
    gmurphy@raex.com
    http://web.raex.com/~gmurphy/
    


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