Theological Traditions

Modern Twist to Bible interpretation

Certain theological traditions within the Christian Church can be described as more heavily Christocentric. Notably, the teachings of the epistles of Paul of Tarsus and the interpretation and writings of Augustine of Hippo have been very influential in Bible hermeneutics that place a great emphasis on the person of Jesus in the process of salvation.

Christocentric – having Christ as its center: Christocentric theology makes Christ the central theme about which all other theological positions/doctrines are oriented.

This seems to be true for what is called Emmaus Road hermeneutic.

The Emmaus Road Hermeneutic could be summarized by John’s statement quoting Christ in John 5:39: Jhn 5:39 (You) Search the scriptures; for in them ye think ye have eternal life: and they are they which testify of me. On the day of Jesus resurrection, He encountered two people on the road to Emmaus, a small town a few miles from Jerusalem.

Progressive conventalism seems to move to a similar end in that it presents the New Covenant under Christ as a fulfillment of the Old Testament.

Yet, the Calvinist tradition of reformation theology seems to be more theologically theocentric, as it places its doctrine of the sovereignty of God (“the Father”) at the center.

Covenantal Nomism is another recent theological concept that relates to this topic.

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