Christian Spanish Theology Essay examples

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Luke Savidge
Linda Peacore
Systematic Theology
10.28.2011
Manana: Christian Theology From A Hispanic Perspective
Manana: Christian Theology From A Hispanic Perspective examines the basic ideas and concepts of Christian theology through the lens of the Hispanic culture. Justo Gonzalez, who writes the book, is a Cuban immigrant who feels as though the world in which he grew up helps him understand not only the Hispanic culture better, but theology and how it relates to Hispanics. Gonzalez explores different divisions within Christian theology in the book such as Biblical theology, reading the Bible in Spanish, Trinitarian theology, theology of creation, anthropology, Christology, and pneumatology. He draws a great picture and idea of
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Gonzalez also explains how he feels like there have been many ‘macroevents’ and ‘macroformations’ that are going on now in the 20th century, which can be tied back to the 16th century and the Protestant Reformation. He talks about how history has shaped where the Hispanic culture is today, and how that ties into how they view theology and the Word.
In chapter 5, which is titled Reading the Bible in Spanish, Gonzalez turns his focus onto Hispanic theology and how it interprets scripture. He primarily uses two separate terms when trying to explain the Hispanic perspective on the Bible, though he does not do a good job of clearly explaining the distinction between the two, which can make it difficult for the reader. The two words that he uses a plethora of times are innocent history and noninnocent history. He says that throughout the Old Testament, which he usually refers to as the ‘older’ testament, he feels as though this is the innocent history. He gives examples of this such as Abraham lying to Sarah, Jacob stealing the birthright, and other stories where it is blatantly against the Word. Gonzalez says that the New Testament, can be referred to as the noninnocent history, and uses examples of the Gospel writers. He states that when the writers of the Gospels were writing, that they held the noninnocent view, and he uses examples like the genealogy of Jesus, the incest of
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