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.

Trinity Without Hierarchy

Trinity Without Hierarchy

Author: Michael F. Bird

Publisher:

ISBN: 0825476623

Category: Trinity

Page: 344

View: 691

Surveying scripture, church history, and theology, sixteen contributors present a defense of the full and equal authority and majesty of all three members of the Trinity while critiquing approaches that border on semi-Arianism. Readers will learn why the strong statement of the equality of the Father and Son made at the council of Nicaea is necessary for a biblical and evangelical faith, having significant impact on our doctrine of God and the person of Christ. While some contributors hold complementarian and some egalitarian viewpoints, all agree that gender roles are not a proper basis for understanding Trinitarian relationships.

Theological Ethics

Theological Ethics

Author: W. Ross Hastings

Publisher: Zondervan Academic

ISBN: 9780310111962

Category: Religion

Page: 256

View: 564

Be Prepared to Think Theologically through Today's Most Pressing Ethical and Moral Issues In Theological Ethics theologian, pastor, and ethicist W. Ross Hastings gives pastors, ministry leaders, and students a guide designed to equip them to think deeply and theologically about the moral formation of persons in our communities, about ethical inquiry and action, and about the tone and content of our engagement in the public square. The book presents a biblical perspective and a gospel-centered framework for thinking about complex contemporary issues in ways are life-giving and that will lead readers into greater flourishing as human persons in community. This book is distinctive in presenting: A framework for theological ethics that is robustly theological and Trinitarian. Ethics isolated from the gospel and theology becomes bad news, but when it is informed by and empowered by participation in the triune God of grace, it is part of the good news of the gospel. An approach to theology and theological ethics that makes the Word of God the ultimate authority and it is therefore grounded in the biblical narrative and texts. An understanding that theological ethics are inherently missional. The church as the image of the triune God makes it the home of ethics, but in light of its missional identity, it will reverberate outwards to engage the world in ways that are humble and not power-mongering, that are gospel-based and shalom-evoking. Theological Ethics is for those who lead churches or ministries (or someday will) and who urgently need deep theological grounding as they daily encounter ethical and moral issues where they need to provide a gracious, truthful, and gospel-directed response. X

Healing Humanity

Healing Humanity

Author: Frederica Mathewes-Green

Publisher: Holy Trinity Publications

ISBN: 9781942699316

Category: Religion

Page: 208

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Western societies today are coming unmoored in the face of an earth-shaking ethical and cultural paradigm shift. At its core is the question of what it means to be human and how we are meant to live. The old answers are no longer accepted; a dizzying array of options are offered in their stead. Underpinning this smorgasbord of lifestyles is a thicket of unquestioned assumptions, such as the separation of gender from biological sex, which not so long ago would have been universally rejected as radical notions. In the spring of 2019, a group of Orthodox Christian scholars drawn from a wide variety of academic disciplines met together to offer responses to the moral crisis our generation faces, elaborating upon its various forms and facilitating a fuller understanding of some of its theological and philosophical foundations. In doing so they offer support to all those who question the claims that are so forcefully insisted upon today &– a clarity that will aid them in standing up and resisting trends that have already shown to be the cause of great suffering and unhappiness. Among the contributors to this volume are NY Times bestselling author Rod Dreher, Frederica Matthewes-Green, Dr David Bradshaw, Fr Chad Hatfield, and Fr Peter Heers. Collectively, these scholars remind us that it is only through our participation in the life of Christ, God who became man, that we can find the healing of our humanity through the restoration in us of His image, in which we were formed at the beginning of time.

What's the Good of Humanity?

What's the Good of Humanity?

Author: Victor Lee Austin

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781725255203

Category: Religion

Page: 110

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From a Christian perspective, it could well be said that humanity, a good gift of God, is being undermined by the technology and thought-patterns and practices of contemporary Western culture. In response to what is seen as an attack, many books have been written on the harm of these technologically driven practices. These articles and books focus on what is wrong: with euthanasia, with surrogate motherhood, with the denial of the male-female difference, and so forth. Yet to make a compelling cultural witness, it is more important for Christians to know what is right, and essential that they be able to articulate the positive. Why do babies matter? What is the goodness embedded in being made male and female? How can one approach death in a godly manner? We need, in other words, to be able to give an account of God’s “Yes” (2 Cor 1:20), the hope that is within us (1 Peter 3:15). In this collection of essays, an ecumenical group of scholars, of diverse perspectives, discuss these and other important questions, in order to help discern what is good for humanity. With contributions by: Phillip Cary Donna Freitas Paul Hinlicky Edith M. Humphrey Patrick Lee Gilbert Meilaender Nancey Murphy

Simply Trinity

Simply Trinity

Author: Matthew Barrett

Publisher: Baker Books

ISBN: 9781493428724

Category: Religion

Page: 368

View: 788

What if the Trinity we've been taught is not the Trinity of the Bible? In this groundbreaking book, Matthew Barrett reveals a shocking discovery: we have manipulated the Trinity, recreating the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit in our own image. With clarity and creativity, Barrett mines the Scriptures as well as the creeds and confessions of the faith to help you rediscover the beauty, simplicity, and majesty of our Triune God. You will be surprised to learn that what you believe about the Trinity has untold consequences for salvation and the Christian life. To truly know God, you must meet the One who is simply Trinity.

Journal of Biblical and Theological Studies, Issue 5.1

Journal of Biblical and Theological Studies, Issue 5.1

Author: Daniel S. Diffey

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781725280212

Category: Religion

Page: 230

View: 730

The Journal of Biblical and Theological Studies (JBTS) is an academic journal focused on the fields of Bible and Theology from an inter-denominational point of view. The journal is comprised of an editorial board of scholars that represent several academic institutions throughout the world. JBTS is concerned with presenting high-level original scholarship in an approachable way. Academic journals are often written by scholars for other scholars. They are technical in nature, assuming a robust knowledge of the field. There are fewer journals that seek to introduce biblical and theological scholarship that is also accessible to students. JBTS seeks to provide high-level scholarship and research to both scholars and students, which results in original scholarship that is readable and accessible. As an inter-denominational journal JBTS is broadly evangelical. We accept contributions in all theological disciplines from any evangelical perspective. In particular, we encourage articles and book reviews within the fields of Old Testament, New Testament, Biblical Theology, Church History, Systematic Theology, Practical Theology, Philosophical Theology, Philosophy, and Ethics.

Across the Spectrum

Across the Spectrum

Author: Gregory A. Boyd

Publisher: Baker Books

ISBN: 9781493436460

Category: Religion

Page: 379

View: 220

This accessible yet comprehensive primer helps readers understand the breadth of viewpoints on major issues in evangelical theology, with chapters using the popular four-views format. This third edition of a well-received textbook (over 60,000 copies sold) has been updated and revised throughout. It examines positions taken by evangelical scholars on 17 seminal issues. In addition, it offers end-of-chapter "For Further Reading" sections, an extensive glossary, and an appendix that addresses contrasting views on 15 additional issues in contemporary evangelicalism.

Evangelical Theology

Evangelical Theology

Author: Uche Anizor

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9780567677150

Category: Religion

Page: 248

View: 698

This book provides a lively introduction to the exciting discipline of evangelical theology. Aligning with the global Lausanne Movement, the authors identify Scripture and mission as methodological centres of evangelical theology. Evangelical Theology highlights the key evangelical themes of atonement, conversion, justification, and sanctification, as well as recent developments around trinitarian theology and pneumatology.

Evangelical Theology, Second Edition

Evangelical Theology, Second Edition

Author: Michael F. Bird

Publisher: Zondervan Academic

ISBN: 9780310093985

Category: Religion

Page: 960

View: 276

Gospel-Centered Theology for Today Evangelical Theology, Second Edition helps today's readers understand and practice the doctrines of the Christian faith by presenting a gospel-centered theology that is accessible, rigorous, and balanced. According author Michael Bird the gospel is the fulcrum of Christian doctrine; the gospel is where God meets us and where we introduce the world to God. And as such, an authentically evangelical theology is the working out of the gospel in the various doctrines of Christian theology. The text helps readers learn the essentials of Christian theology through several key features, including: A "What to Take Home" section at end of every part that gives readers a run-down on all the important things they need to know. Tables, sidebars, and questions for discussion to help reinforce key ideas and concepts A "Comic Belief" section, since reading theology can often be dry and cerebral, so that readers enjoy their learning experience through some theological humor added for good measure. Now in its second edition, Evangelical Theology has proven itself in classrooms around the world as a resource that helps readers not only understand the vital doctrines of Christian theology but one that shows them how the gospel should shape how they think, pray, preach, teach, and minister in the world.

Discovering Biblical Equality

Discovering Biblical Equality

Author: Ronald W. Pierce

Publisher: InterVarsity Press

ISBN: 9780830854806

Category: Religion

Page: 750

View: 539

The conversation about gender roles in Christian life and the church has evolved, but the topic continues to inspire debate and disagreement. Now in its third edition, this fresh, positive defense of gender equality brings together scholars firmly committed to the authority of Scripture to explore historical, biblical, theological, cultural, and practical aspects of this discussion.

I Believe in Trinity

I Believe in Trinity

Author: Jeffrey M S Vickers

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781503508392

Category: Religion

Page: 210

View: 288

Trinity is not a biblical word, but it is a biblical truth. It describes the essential nature of the Godhead and explains the idea that the fullness of God indwells Yahweh, Jesus, and the Holy Spirit. However, rather than limiting his discussion to the horizontal equality between Yahweh, Jesus, and the Holy Spirit, which can lead to the erroneous conclusion that Jesus is Yahweh in the flesh and that the Holy Spirit is the risen Christ, the author focuses on the vertical equality demonstrated between Yahweh and God, Jesus and God, and the Holy Spirit and God. This approach will lead serious students of the Bible to the more accurate conclusion that the horizontal equality between Yahweh, Jesus, and the Holy Spirit is not because each is a form of the other two but because the fullness of the Godhead (Colossians 2:9, KJV) dwells vertically and concurrently in each.