Well, I am finished! Yesterdays post is the last in what is probably the very first - though very small - systematic theology of the blogosphere (if anyone can direct me to one that beat me to it, please do so, otherwise I claim my place in the history books).
Ok, obiously this isn't even comparable with the Barths and Pannebergs and Tillichs that take up over shelf-space, but this is a new medium and this is about the size adequate for this medium I think.
Also, part of the medium, I think, is the fact that it has been thought out as it was written. In other words, I did not have much of an idea of were it would end up when I started it. I just wanted to explore the idea of theology in the context of a culture in decline. This also means I have dealt quite briefly with some areas of the Christian doctrine (The trinity and Christology come to mind), because the guiding principle has been to treat those areas of the doctrine that are seem relevant in this context.
There has been much discussion of the texts as they have developed. This has been enormously helpful, and this obviously is a real strength of doing theology this way. Thanks to all who have taken their time to read my thoughts. If someone would want to take the time to read the whole thing through and post some thoughts on that, it would be incredibly fun.
Finally, Ill be doing some slight editing of the texts, mainly correcting bad spelling and adding some links forward. I'd like to apologise to my feed subscribers who will get a lot of old posts the coming days.
Anyway, here it is:
Ideas for a theology of Decline
Sin and the Forces of Evil
- Why believe in God
- The Resurrection of the Body
- The Need for Eschatology
- The Church as an Icon of the Next World
- Identity, Death and Meaning
- The Problem of Identity
- The Problem of Death (part I)
- The Problem of Death (part II)
- The Problem of Meaning
- Guilt and Salvation
- Salvation as Growing Up
- Sacraments and Ritual
- Baptism as New Beginning
- Communion and Community
- The Eucharist as an Exercise for the Next World
- The Body of Christ
- The Eucharist and Salvation