European Journal of Theology and Philosophy https://www.ej-theology.org/index.php/theology European Journal of Theology and Philosophy en-US editor@ej-theology.org (Editor-in-Chief) editor@ej-theology.org (Support Team) Wed, 01 May 2024 09:53:42 -0400 OJS 3.3.0.8 http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss 60 Paul Tillich and Photography https://www.ej-theology.org/index.php/theology/article/view/138 <p>Paul Tillich did not consider photography to be a form of art and, therefore, rarely talked about it. In this paper, I discuss what he said publicly about photography in relationship to Tillich’s own understanding of art and in conversation with some of his contemporaries in Europe. This discussion will include reasons as to why he was reluctant to admit photography to be art and how his thoughts could have been changed. Premised upon the belief that Tillich’s theological analysis of art is still relevant for contemporary theological discussions of art, this paper will try to situate Tillich’s theology of art in the midst of the visual culture of the early 20<sup>th</sup> century. I will further make two related claims: (1) there were moments of his intellectual career when Tillich could have reflected on photography in a deeper way; (2) the examination of Tillich’s reluctance can be fruitful for future theological reflection on photography.</p> Bo-Myung Seo Copyright (c) 2024 Bo-Myung Seo http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0 https://www.ej-theology.org/index.php/theology/article/view/138 Wed, 10 Jul 2024 00:00:00 -0400 Understanding the Christian Sacrament of Baptism: Perspectives of Some New Testament Personalities https://www.ej-theology.org/index.php/theology/article/view/131 <p>Baptism is a sacrament that Christ established before His ascension. It symbolizes His death and resurrection, representing the unity of the baptized person with Christ and their acceptance into the body of Christ. This paper explores baptism in the New Testament (NT) by focusing on some specific personalities. The study shows that water baptism, as an outward act, serves as a reminder and symbol of God’s redeeming work through Jesus Christ for the salvation of humanity. Consequently, baptism unites us with Christ and invites us to be part of the Christian community. The study concludes that baptism is not an optional extra, but a command from our Lord Jesus Christ to all generations of believers, regardless of denomination, tribe, race, culture, or ethnicity. The study uses published textbooks, electronic books, and journal articles as secondary sources to examine baptism in the NT.</p> Ernest Nyarko Copyright (c) 2024 Ernest Nyarko http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0 https://www.ej-theology.org/index.php/theology/article/view/131 Sat, 06 Jul 2024 00:00:00 -0400