Tertullian's Principles Of Trinitarianism

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Tertullian explained that God’s grace provided salvation for us. Repentance was a gift from God. He acknowledged that no one could forgive sin except God. Faith is the means by which we receive the new birth. While Tertullian affirmed justification by faith, he described repentance as receiving forgiveness. It is the “satisfaction” or payment God requires in order to forgive sins at baptism and afterward. During Tertullian’s time, a lectionary was read in association with the exposition of scripture. In preaching, the main thrust was edification. He emphasised faith for receiving repentance. Through his preaching, the congregation was envisioned in the fundamental life of salvation. 4.3. Origen: Origen is the representative of the school…show more content…
God and Christ: On the doctrine of God, Origen taught that God is a trinity of persons. He affirmed that God is Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit is a third godlike person. Though he described the members of the Trinity as being equal, he actually subordinated the second person to the first and the third person to the first and second. Tertullian in the West and Origen in the East were the first and foremost champions of trinitarianism in ancient Christendom, and both were vital to its development and acceptance. Origen presented two associated ideas that were central to the formulation of trinitarianism. The doctrine of the eternal Son and the doctrine of the eternal generation of the Son were the two. Origen articulates that if the Son is truly God, He must be eternal, coeternal with the Father. By these doctrines, Origen also moved towards the later Trinitarian doctrine of coequality of the Father and the Son. He established equality in time, but He still spoke of the Son as deriving His substance from the Father, indicating a subordination of origin or…show more content…
Salvation comes through the redeeming act of Christ. 5. The Medieval Theological themes: 5.1. God: The view of God in this period was that Father, Son and Holy Spirit were considered as equal. The medieval theology focused on the Trinitarian concept of God. Medieval theologians were eager for God. According to Thomas Aquinas, the mystery of the Trinity and the incarnation were the heart of medieval theology. The medieval theological view of God and creation was that God is the source of all creation. He had not created any evil. Whatever He created, everything was good. The preaching of medieval period depicted the nature of God. The equality position of Trinity concept was observed at this time. 5.2. Christ: In medieval period, Christ was considered as the sacrament to the salvation. The death of Christ and resurrection works towards transformation. That God became human and died for the world was their idea of Christ’s death. Therefore the perception of Christ in medieval theology was as the patristic idea of Christ. Through Christ’s suffering, the world could attain the

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