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Introduction One of the greatest debates that continues to rage on amongst theologians, as well as others, is in regards to the balance between the humanity and the divinity of the person of Jesus Christ (also known as Christology). This debate can be especially challenging in the Scripture passage of Matthew 26:36-46 where the reader finds Jesus praying in the Garden of Gethsemane. Many of the ancient and medieval theologians worked to explain away apparent humanistic characteristics seen in this section of the text, while more modern theologians seem to be more open to embracing these characteristics. While the ancient and medieval theologians may not have embraced the humanity of Jesus, the translations and backgrounds of the words “cup”, “grieved”, and “agitated”, along with the translation of the passage itself, the humanity of Jesus is not only present in the passage but also a necessity to the salvation of humanity through the sacrifice of Jesus. Simply put, for the salvation through death to be relatable for humanity, Jesus had to also be, at least in part, fully human as well as being fully divine.
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He also was in disagreement over the questions, “How one is saved and enters heaven?” and “Who is the highest authority in Christianity?” Revered as one of the most powerful and controversial figures in the Reformation Movement, Martin Luther’s actions caused corruption within the Roman Catholic Church therefore causing it to change some of their practices. Luther wanted people to be able read the Bible for themselves and know that the priest did not have the authority to charge a monetary price to have their sin’s forgiven. His passion was so great, it led him to translate the Bible into a dialect where everyone could read and understand it for themselves. This translation stirred a horrendous change in the rapport between the church leaders and their parishioners. Martin Luther ... ... middle of paper ... ...t.org/cathen/09438b.htm Head, R. C. (2004).
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