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Jesus as Intelligent Interpreter and Societal Savior

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Material Information

Title: Jesus as Intelligent Interpreter and Societal Savior William Ellery Channing's Chistology
Physical Description: Book
Language: English
Creator: Hoover, Jasmine L.
Publisher: New College of Florida
Place of Publication: Sarasota, Fla.
Creation Date: 2003
Publication Date: 2003

Subjects

Subjects / Keywords: American Religion
Unitarianism
Channing, William Ellery
Liberal Christianity
Genre: bibliography   ( marcgt )
theses   ( marcgt )
government publication (state, provincial, terriorial, dependent)   ( marcgt )
born-digital   ( sobekcm )
Electronic Thesis or Dissertation

Notes

Abstract: William Ellery Channing was an early American Unitarian who brought about a new conception of liberal faith. He promoted a Christianity that could be logically understood, proved, and defended. The logical aspect of Christianity was important to him because his idea of God was a Creator merciful enough to be understandable to anyone who sought the truth. This is important to look at because it gives Christianity accessibility, and presents the Christian God as dynamic and forgiving. Another important aspect is the distinctly Unitarian, as opposed to Trinitarian, component to his theology. This also accentuates God's forgiveness, in that it treats the life and death of Christ less as an appeasement of an angry God, but instead proof of a caring creator God who sent a dynamic human being to interpret His laws. The human, rather than divine, nature of Christ gives more weight to his life in other ways as well. Another aspect of Charming's theology is the weight he gave Christ's moral teachings. Channing believed that these teachings were the most important thing to come from Christ's life, rather than any supernatural divine salvation. This changed emphasis broadens both what Christianity can be, what it can do, and who can be considered a Christian. This helps in making Christianity more dynamic and progressive, rather than something a progressive community necessarily needs to move past.
Statement of Responsibility: by Jasmine L. Hoover
Thesis: Thesis (B.A.) -- New College of Florida, 2003
Electronic Access: RESTRICTED TO NCF STUDENTS, STAFF, FACULTY, AND ON-CAMPUS USE
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references.
Source of Description: This bibliographic record is available under the Creative Commons CC0 public domain dedication. The New College of Florida, as creator of this bibliographic record, has waived all rights to it worldwide under copyright law, including all related and neighboring rights, to the extent allowed by law.
Local: Faculty Sponsor: Michalson, Gordon

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Source Institution: New College of Florida
Holding Location: New College of Florida
Rights Management: Applicable rights reserved.
Classification: local - S.T. 2003 H78
System ID: NCFE003237:00001

Permanent Link: http://ncf.sobek.ufl.edu/NCFE003237/00001

Material Information

Title: Jesus as Intelligent Interpreter and Societal Savior William Ellery Channing's Chistology
Physical Description: Book
Language: English
Creator: Hoover, Jasmine L.
Publisher: New College of Florida
Place of Publication: Sarasota, Fla.
Creation Date: 2003
Publication Date: 2003

Subjects

Subjects / Keywords: American Religion
Unitarianism
Channing, William Ellery
Liberal Christianity
Genre: bibliography   ( marcgt )
theses   ( marcgt )
government publication (state, provincial, terriorial, dependent)   ( marcgt )
born-digital   ( sobekcm )
Electronic Thesis or Dissertation

Notes

Abstract: William Ellery Channing was an early American Unitarian who brought about a new conception of liberal faith. He promoted a Christianity that could be logically understood, proved, and defended. The logical aspect of Christianity was important to him because his idea of God was a Creator merciful enough to be understandable to anyone who sought the truth. This is important to look at because it gives Christianity accessibility, and presents the Christian God as dynamic and forgiving. Another important aspect is the distinctly Unitarian, as opposed to Trinitarian, component to his theology. This also accentuates God's forgiveness, in that it treats the life and death of Christ less as an appeasement of an angry God, but instead proof of a caring creator God who sent a dynamic human being to interpret His laws. The human, rather than divine, nature of Christ gives more weight to his life in other ways as well. Another aspect of Charming's theology is the weight he gave Christ's moral teachings. Channing believed that these teachings were the most important thing to come from Christ's life, rather than any supernatural divine salvation. This changed emphasis broadens both what Christianity can be, what it can do, and who can be considered a Christian. This helps in making Christianity more dynamic and progressive, rather than something a progressive community necessarily needs to move past.
Statement of Responsibility: by Jasmine L. Hoover
Thesis: Thesis (B.A.) -- New College of Florida, 2003
Electronic Access: RESTRICTED TO NCF STUDENTS, STAFF, FACULTY, AND ON-CAMPUS USE
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references.
Source of Description: This bibliographic record is available under the Creative Commons CC0 public domain dedication. The New College of Florida, as creator of this bibliographic record, has waived all rights to it worldwide under copyright law, including all related and neighboring rights, to the extent allowed by law.
Local: Faculty Sponsor: Michalson, Gordon

Record Information

Source Institution: New College of Florida
Holding Location: New College of Florida
Rights Management: Applicable rights reserved.
Classification: local - S.T. 2003 H78
System ID: NCFE003237:00001

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