Writing Assignment


"Platonism was the intellectual underpinning of Christological formulations.  But Hellenistic metaphysics . . . could not endure forever as the touchstone of meaning.  After the introduction of Galileo's map of the universe, the technological advances of the Scientific Revolution, and the social and cultural revolutions that followed in its wake, the world no longer looks to Plato.  More current systems of thought -- anthropology, psychology, phenomenology, existentialism, evolutionary science, medicine -- now provide the meaningful constructs that affect theological ideas of personhood.  Modern Christianity, in consequence, must search for new ways to express its ancient faith in Jesus Christ as true God and true man."  -- Paula Fredriksen, From Jesus to Christ, 214.