Well, I've been working on it tonight/this morning because I have insomnia (how's that for a "spiritual motivator?") I got about halfway through and found a couple of embarrassing typos along with the rest of the formatting (don't use Netscape Composer on Word docs, at least, not Netscape 4.72).
Stacy Smith wrote: > I'd love to see that one when you get it good and cleaned up. > > Stacy. > > At 06:45 PM 12/16/2002 -0700, you wrote: > > >If you want to learn more about trinitarianism (albeit from an LDS pov, > >where I > >attack it), I've written 2 versions out of a planned series of 3. The > >first was > >printed in FAIR's early series of monthly newsletters, and was the "short" > >version. The "medium" version is on my website at > >http://www.members.shaw.ca/mschindler/C/trinity_1.html I've promised FAIR a > >"long" version eventually, but it's taking time (well, it *is* the long > >version, > >after all, and I want to make sure I understand some of the twists and > >turns the > >doctrine has taken in its long and confusing history before I try to > >attack it) > > > >Jon Spencer wrote: > > > > > I checked at our store today, and lo and behold, we do have the book "How > > > Greek Philosophy Corrupted the Christian Concept of God." I added it > > to our > > > website, with the following description (actually, only the first two > > > paragraphs would fit - but you get all three!). It is a very good book, > > > well worth the reading. > > > > > > Jon > > > > > > "How Greek Philosophy Corrupted the Christian Concept of God" brings > > > profound new insights to the Trinitarian doctrines of "orthodox" > > > Christianity. With clear and precise documentation, the book shows how > > these > > > doctrines migrated into early Christianity from Greek philosophy. The > > > various aspects of Trinitarian belief are isolated, linked to their Greek > > > sources, and carefully analyzed to show how they differ radically from > > > biblical teaching. > > > > > > The writings of early Church Fathers, portrayed in their historical > > context, > > > show that during the second century theological concepts taught in > > Platonism > > > were adopted as Christians struggled to end Roman persecution. Emperor > > > Marcus Aurelius, a famous Stoic philosopher, was putting Christians to > > death > > > because their beliefs did not conform to the Hellenized religion of the > > day. > > > The book shows that the early Church Fathers sought to save their people's > > > lives by re-defining the Christian God in Greek terms. Their efforts > > > brought metaphysics to Christianity and ushered in concepts like the > > > Trinity. > > > > > > After presenting the historical setting in which these philosophical errors > > > were embraced as Christian doctrine, the book compares orthodox Christian > > > theology today, called "classical theism," to biblical teachings. The book > > > identifies how Greek philosophy has influenced each of the major attributes > > > of God taught in classical theism. Modern theologians are challenged on > > > numerous doctrinal points that found their way from Greek philosophy into > > > ancient creeds, but are found wanting in the light of careful theological, > > > historic and scientific analysis. This book constitutes a major challenge > > > to those who accept the tenants of classical theism, but do not know the > > > many aspects of their doctrine that are based on Greek philosophy. > > > > > > > > ////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////// > > > /// ZION LIST CHARTER: Please read it at /// > > > /// http://www.zionsbest.com/charter.html /// > > > > > ///////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////// > > > > > > >-- > >Marc A. 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