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The Freedom of the Children of God

Nagle, Cormac (2016) The Freedom of the Children of God. Australasian Catholic Record, 93 (1). pp. 15-30. ISSN 0727-3215

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The goal of this essay is to seek a better understanding of the freedom of the children of God that Jesus Christ lived, taught and bequeathed to the world. To pursue this we consider briefly the meaning of independence as distinct from childish dependence and libertarianism. The essay goes on to present an overview of the teaching of the New Testament on law and freedom. Since there have been different understandings of the nature of authority in the church and especially the practical exercise of authority, we examine its history and tradition. This helps us to avoid being impaled exclusively on one or other approach, whether legalist or relativist or one burdened by a particular culture or historical circumstance.

Item Type: Published Articles
Repository Version: Published Version
Keywords: freedom, legalistic interpretation, fundamentalist, dependence/independence, object.
Fields of Research: 22 Philosophy and Religious Studies > 2201 Applied Ethics > 220199 Applied Ethics not elsewhere classified
Socio-Economic Objective: C Society > 93 Education and Training > 9399 Other Education and Training > 939999 Education and Training not elsewhere classified
Type of Activity: Applied Research
Subjects: D - Ethics / Moral Theology
College/Association with University of Divinity: YTU: Yarra Theological Union
Depositing User: Dr Cormac M. Nagle
Date Deposited: 28 Jul 2016 04:17
Last Modified: 28 Jul 2016 04:18
URI: http://repository.divinity.edu.au/id/eprint/2132

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