From: George Murphy (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Thu Sep 04 2003 - 10:51:28 EDT
Howard J. Van Till wrote:
> >From: George Murphy <email@example.com>
> > Process theologians often say that one has to speak of
> > God and the world together (as in Cobb's _God and the World_). In an
> > important sense it
> > is the God + World combination that corresponds to "God" in traditional
> > But traditional theologies have their own problems. I find it strange &
> > somewhat disheartening that on this list people think that they can discuss
> > "God" &
> > "creation" in some detail without ever referring to the one who by & for
> > whom, according
> > to the NT (Jn.1:3, I Cor.8:6, Col.1:16-17, Heb.1:2), all things have been
> > created. To
> > put it bluntly, most of the discussions of creation here - from the
> > standpoints of both
> > process thought & more traditional theism - are of very little value
> > because of this defect.
> "...very little value..." ... "defect..."
> Those strong judgments apply ONLY IF one begins with a total commitment to
> the Lutheran Christocentric theological system (and a supportive
> hermeneutical stance) that you have so often advocated on this list.
> Perhaps we are finding "value" primarily in those things (texts, arguments,
> metaphysical propositions...) that support our theological commitments and
> "defects" in those things that do not.
Are the passages to which I referred - & much else in the NT with a strongly
christocentric emphasis - the exclusive property of Lutherans?
George L. Murphy
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