Being Saved

Being Saved

Author: Marc Cortez

Publisher: SCM Press

ISBN: 9780334054955

Category: Religion

Page: 576

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With contributions from leading theologians and philosophers, "Being Saved: Explorations in Human Salvation" brings together a series of essays on the major topics relating to the doctrine of salvation. The book provides readers with a critical resource that consists of an integrative philosophical-theological method, and will invigorate this much-needed discussion. Contributors include Oliver Crisp (Fuller Theological Seminary) Paul Helm (Regent College, Vancouver and Highland Theological College, Scotland) Joanna Leidenhag (University of Edinburgh) Andrew Loke (Hong Kong University)

Scripture and Metaphysics

Scripture and Metaphysics

Author: Matthew Levering

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781405143677

Category: Religion

Page: 264

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This book makes a major contribution to contemporary theological and philosophical debates, bridging scriptural and metaphysical approaches to the triune God. Bridges the gap between scriptural and metaphysical approaches to biblical narratives. Retrieves Aquinas’s understanding of theology as contemplative wisdom. Structured around Aquinas’s treatise on the triune God in his ‘Summa Theologiae’. Argues that intellectual contemplation is part of a broader spiritual journey towards a better understanding of God. Contributes to the current resurgence of Thomistic theology in both Protestant and Catholic circles.

Trinity Without Hierarchy

Trinity Without Hierarchy

Author: Micheal F. Bird

Publisher: Kregel Academic

ISBN: 9780825444623

Category: Religion

Page: 344

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A defense of equality among the persons of the Trinity In response to those complementarian theologians who assert that the Son is eternally subordinate to the Father, the contributors to Trinity Without Hierarchy contend that this view misconstrues the orthodox doctrine of the Trinity and reduces the Son to a lower level of glory and majesty than the Father. Surveying Scripture, church history, and theology, sixteen contributors present a defense of the full and equal authority of all three members of the Trinity while critiquing approaches that border on semi-Arianism. In particular, the creedal confessions of Nicaea are upheld as the historical standard by which any proposed Trinitarian doctrine should be judged. While some contributors hold complementarian and others egalitarian viewpoints, all agree that Trinitarian relations are not a proper basis for understanding gender roles. Trinity Without Hierarchy is indispensable reading for anyone interested in the current debate over the relationship between Trinitarian theology and the roles of men and women.

Why the Cross?

Why the Cross?

Author: Ligita Ryliškytė

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781009202763

Category: Bibles

Page: 507

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Explains the justice of the cross as a rightly ordered communication and diffusion of divine friendship. This book presents a Christology that is intellectually rigorous and which can enable readers to engage on a rational level with their contemporaries about Christian soteriological claims.

Aquinas's Eschatological Ethics and the Virtue of Temperance

Aquinas's Eschatological Ethics and the Virtue of Temperance

Author: Matthew Levering

Publisher: University of Notre Dame Pess

ISBN: 9780268106355

Category: Religion

Page: 466

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In Aquinas’s Eschatological Ethics and the Virtue of Temperance, Matthew Levering argues that Catholic ethics make sense only in light of the biblical worldview that Jesus has inaugurated the kingdom of God by pouring out his spirit. Jesus has made it possible for us to know and obey God’s law for human flourishing as individuals and communities. He has reoriented our lives toward the goal of beatific communion with him in charity, which affects the exercise of the moral virtues that pertain to human flourishing. Without the context of the inaugurated kingdom, Catholic ethics as traditionally conceived will seem like an effort to find a middle ground between legalistic rigorism and relativistic laxism, which is especially the case with the virtue of temperance, the focus of Levering’s book. After an opening chapter on the eschatological/biblical character of Catholic ethics, the ensuing chapters engage Aquinas’s theology of temperance in the Summa theologiae, which identifies and examines a number of virtues associated with temperance. Levering demonstrates that the theology of temperance is profoundly biblical, and that Aquinas’s theology of temperance relies for its intelligibility upon Christ’s inauguration of the kingdom of God as the graced fulfillment of our created nature. The book develops new vistas for scholars and students interested in moral theology.

The Center is Jesus Christ Himself

The Center is Jesus Christ Himself

Author: Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan

Publisher: CUA Press

ISBN: 9780813234106

Category: Religion

Page: 361

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The polarization in the Church today can be traced back to a more fundamental crisis in theology, one which has failed to connect our mundane experiences and the mysteries of the Christian faith with the person of Jesus Christ. Ecclesial discourse on the so-called ‘hot- button issues’ of the day too often take place without considering the foundation and goal of the Church. And this is unfortunately due to a similar tendency in the academic theology that informs that ecclesial discourse. In short, much of post-conciliar Catholic theology is adrift, floating aimlessly away from the center of the Christian faith, who is Christ. The Center is Jesus Christ Himself is a collection of essays which anchor theological reflection in Jesus Christ. These diverse essays share a unified focal point, but engage with a variety of theological subdisciplines (e.g., dogmatic, moral, Biblical, etc.), areas (e.g., Christology, Pneumatology, missiology, etc.), and periods (e.g., patristic, medieval, and modern). Given the different combinations of sub-disciplines, areas, and periods, theology is susceptible to fragmentation when it is not held together by some principle of unity. A theology in which the person of Jesus Christ serves as that principle of unity is a Christocentric theology. Together, the essays illustrate not only what Christocentric theology looks like, but also what the consequences are when Christ is dislodged from the center, whether by a conspicuous silence on, or by a relativization of, his unique salvific mission. The volume is published in honor of Emeritus Professor of Systematic Theology at Boston College, Rev. Dr. Robert P. Imbelli, who dedicated his teaching and writing to bringing Christ back to the center of Catholic theological discourse.

The Holy Spirit

The Holy Spirit

Author: Gregg Allison

Publisher: B&H Publishing Group

ISBN: 9781462757756

Category: Religion

Page: 576

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This book studies the Holy Spirit through the lens of both biblical and systematic theology. It provides a comprehensive look at the third person of the Trinity as revealed by Scripture, focusing on eight central themes and assumptions.

Thomas Aquinas and Karl Barth

Thomas Aquinas and Karl Barth

Author: Bruce L. McCormack

Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing

ISBN: 9780802869760

Category: Religion

Page: 312

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Thomas Aquinas and Karl Barth are often taken to be two of the greatest theologians in the Christian tradition. This book undertakes a systematic comparison of them through the lens of five key topics: (1) the being of God, (2) Trinity, (3) Christology, (4) grace and justification, and (5) covenant and law. Under each of these headings, a Catholic portrait of Aquinas is presented in comparison with a Protestant portrait of Barth, with the theological places of convergence and contrast highlighted. This volume combines a deep commitment to systematic theology with an equally profound commitment to mutual engagement. Understood rightly and well, Aquinas and Barth contribute powerfully to the future of theology and to an ecumenism that takes doctrinal confession seriously while at the same time seeking unity among Christians. Contributors: John R. Bowlin Holly Taylor Coolman Robert W. Jenson Keith L. Johnson Guy Mansini, O.S.B. Amy Marga Bruce L. McCormack Richard Schenk, O.P. Joseph P. Wawrykow Thomas Joseph White, O.P.

Albertus Magnus

Albertus Magnus

Author: Walter Senner

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 3050035633

Category: History

Page: 697

View: 628

In dem Band sind neue methodische und thematische Ansatze zu Leben und Werk des Albertus Magnus gebundelt; wie sie in der internationalen jungeren Forschung erarbeitet werden. Vertreter verschiedener Interpretationen kommen in ihm zu Wort."