Approaches to the Development of Christian Doctrine and Practice • Emphasis on no or little change. • Focus on continuity between past and present. • Focus on discontinuity.
Approaches that Emphasize Continuity • The organic or vitalist account. • The Hegelian scheme. • The Newmanian account.
Approaches that Emphasize Discontinuity • Problem areas: • Faith & culture • Scripture & tradition • Politics • Ethics • Church organization
Hellenization • Process of corruption and distortion of the Gospel by Greek philosophy Adolf von Harnack (1851-1930)
Gavrilyuk’sphilosophymeter Philosophy rejected Philosophy ‘Baptized’ Paul John Clement Anselm Aquinas Origen Justin Tatian Tertullian Luther Kierkegaard