The Trinity

The interpretive key that unlocks our discussions beginning last week — our considerations of revelation — is to be found in the ‘mystery of mysteries’: the Trinity. The Trinity is the foremost symbol of Christianity: it designates the unity of…

Incarnation & the Holy Spirit

Ratzinger’s presentation focuses mainly on Mary’s “yes” to the Incarnation, consider the active role of the Trinity (and each of the Divine Persons) while you are reading the document.  Discuss the “movements”, the activities of the Trinity as you notice…

Origins

What is Judaism? The Oxford English Dictionary defines Judaism as “the profession or practice of the Jewish religion; the religious system or polity of the Jew” (“Judaism”). Based on this definition, Judaism is a religion. Judaism is not a religion;…

Baptism

Robin Scroggs and Kent I. Groff’s article, “Baptism in Mark: Dying and Rising with Christ” (1973), asserts that when a person is baptized, he is stripped of his garments and baptized into death.  But, only Jesus actually dies.  The substitution…