Saturday, March 31, 2007
(11:07 AM) | Adam Kotsko:
Theology Discussion ThreadIt's been a long time since we've done some good old-fashioned theology at The Weblog, since we save all the snobbish stuff for the other blog. As a result, we've lost Ahistoricality as a reader, and doubtless others. Thus, this theology thread is an attempt to slow down The Weblog's inevitable decline.
The question for discussion is this: Aside from just rejecting Christianity as a whole (being a pagan, a Buddhist, etc.), is there a way to depart from Christian orthodoxy that would not be substantially anticipated by the classical heresies?
One example I thought of this morning would be to deny outright that God is the creator -- the universe came into being through naturalistic processes, and God just stumbled upon it and decided to intervene. Yet wouldn't this be only a slight variation on Marcion, for whom the redeemer God was not the creator God? Cutting out the evil creator God does not seem to me to be a structural change sufficient to say that my harebrained theory is not a variation on Marcionism.