Theology lost its place of importance in the world in the beginning of the Enlightenment, a period of time, approximately 200 to 300 years ago. The immaterial was separated from the material in the scientific understanding. Newtonian physics, for instance, focuses on the principles of the observable universe. The scientific method of the Enlightenment concluded that if something cannot be observed through science or the scientific method, then it must be classified in the range of the immaterial, which has no link with the material world. The theologians at the time did not possess the Patristic Theology of the first 300 years of the Church, and as a result, they accepted that definition.
What Will You Learn?
- Having completed this module, you will be able to:
- Explain terms such as “Theosis” and Theology
- Account for the origin of world religions like Islam
- Understand how man can know God
- Identify the factors that led to the publication of the Nicene Creed
- Discuss Christ in Trinitarian perspective and the starting point of all Christian thought
- Examine the tenets of the vicarious humanity of Jesus Christ
- Appraise the Recapitulation
- Identify the non-negotiable truths of the Atonement
Definition of Terms
Explanation of terms such as “Theosis” and Theology