Salvation 's Understanding Of Salvation Essay

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Question 2: Salvation in Christianity and Liberation in the Bhakti Tradition. A) How does Hugh of St. Victor’s theological reflection on the work of Christ demonstrate Christianity’s understanding of salvation? B) How does Nanjiyar understand Nammalvar and his work’s contribution to the devotee’s liberation (how does this fit with the path of devotion’s understanding of liberation [community, saint, God])? C) Having studied now two traditions’ understanding of ‘God’s’ response to the human predicament, what insights, questions, and/or possibilities do you see arising from such a comparative engagement?
A) How does Hugh of St. Victor’s theological reflection on the work of Christ demonstrate Christianity’s understanding of salvation?
I want to first begin by defining the word salvation. In a non-theological definition salvation can be defined as a source or means of being saved from harm, ruin, or loss. Even though it’s a non-theological definition it still directly connects with Christianity’s understanding. When it comes to Christianity salvation is accomplished through Jesus Christ. Devote Christians understand that salvation is centered on God’s grace. It is very important to know and understand when it comes to salvation it was never a free choice. God is the creator and as humans we are his creation. In Christianity if you don’t stay away from sin and also if you don’t put your faith into God don’t expect to be saved during the day of judgment. In one of the early

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