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Narratives of a Vulnerable God

Author : William Carl Placher
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"This is a book we urgently need!...Those who cling to the notion that theology is dull and remote must be warned away form Placher's lively prose"......Beverly R. Gaventa, Associate Professor of New Testament, Prinction Theological Seminary

God in Postliberal Perspective

Author : Robert Andrew Cathey
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Who is God? The variety of images of God tends to overwhelm us in the present age. Is 'God' a fiction of human construction, or a reality that makes claims upon how we practice 'faith in God'? How does this quest for an understanding of 'God' illumine who 'we' are?God in Postliberal Perspective presents an introduction to the doctrine and concept of God in contemporary philosophy and theology, exploring how some theologians and philosophers dare to speak of God as 'real' in our sceptical, pluralistic, and interfaith age. Robert Cathey tours the 'house of realism' as constructed by postliberal Christians (David Burrell, William Placher, Bruce Marshall), in conversation with living communities of faith and critical work in philosophy and theology, and develops a distinctive argument about the relation of realism and non-realism in constructing the doctrine of God in postliberal theology.Offering a reading of postliberal theology which is open to critical discussion with other types of theology, philosophy, and faith traditions, this book proposes a model of theological reflection that may be extended to the reality-claims of a wide range of doctrines and concepts.

Leadership God s Agency and Disruptions

Author : Mark Lau Branson
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Leaders in congregations and Christian organizations wrestle with an unraveling of the world in which they have little experience and training. While they are offered unending resources by experts on leadership, some with claims to biblical blueprints, the challenges seem mismatched to those methods. Branson and Roxburgh frame the situation as one in which "modernity's wager"--the conviction that God is not necessary for life and wisdom and meaning--has defined the Western imagination. Because churches and leaders are colonized by this ethos, even when God is named and beliefs are claimed, approaches to leadership are blind to God's agency. Branson and Roxburgh approach this challenge as a work in practical theology, attending to our cultural context, narratives of God's disruptive initiatives in Scripture, and a reshaping of leadership theories with a priority on God's agency. With years of experience as teachers, consultants, and guides, they name practices which lead to more faithful participation. Leadership, God's Agency, and Disruption is wide-ranging in cultural and biblical scholarship, challenging in its engagement with numerous leadership studies, and practical with its focus toward the on-the-ground life of churches and organizations.

The Essentials of Christian Thought

Author : Roger E. Olson
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Christians disagree on doctrine, politics, church government, certain moral questions—just about everything under the sun, it can seem. Yet a unity remains, centered around a core outlook on God and the world that is common to all believers. Or at least, such an outlook should unite Christians of all theological and church backgrounds. However, alternate visions of reality often infect and corrupt Christians’ thinking. In The Essentials of Christian Thought, eminent theologian and church historian Roger Olson outlines the basic perspective on the world that all Christians, regardless of the place and time in which they are born, have historically held. This underlying metaphysic accords with all orthodox theologies, whether Calvinist or Arminian, Roman Catholic, Eastern Orthodox, or Protestant, but it separates Christianity from other religious and secular perspectives. It is, quite simply, the essential requirement of a Christian view of the world. Bold and incisive, The Essentials of Christian Thought will prompt thoughtful readers and students to more consciously appropriate the core of their faith, guarding against ideas that subtly but necessarily invite compromise.

God for Now

Author : Mark Amos
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Does God want to be known? Does experience matter? Does theology matter? This book is for people asking these questions. It treats them seriously and offers a testimony—a way through—from the viewpoint of evangelical and charismatic faith. The answer is yes, yes, and yes, but there are bumps in the road, problems to interrogate, assumptions to question, voices to hear, before the yes is reached.

To Glorify God

Author : Bryan D. Spinks
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This multivolume work by Hughes Oliphant Old canvasses the history of preaching from the biblical period through modern times. These books explore the theme of preaching as Christian worship, looking especially at how preaching throughout history has been done as a sacred service. This book offers a significant evaluation of the two newest Reformed American Presbyterian and Church of Scotland liturgies, Common Order (1994) and the Book of Common Worship (1993). International scholars examine the background and content of these recent liturgical compilations and discuss the contributions that these liturgies have made to worship in the late twentieth-century church.

Wisdom You are My Sister

Author : Roland Edmund Murphy
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Thy Nature and Thy Name is Love

Author : Bryan P. Stone
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Thy Nature & Thy Name is Love brings leading scholars into dialogue over points of convergence and divergence between Wesleyan and process theologies.

Journal of Theological Interpretation

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Life Together in the Way of Jesus Christ

Author : Dan R. Stiver
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Employing useful case studies, his groundbreaking approach helps students understand what theology is--and shows them that they are participants in creating an ongoing, vigorous theology that will remain at the center of their faith for the rest of their lives.--Kevin Vanhoozer, Research Professor of Systematic Theology, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School

The Pacific Journal of Theology

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Cumulative Book Index

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Toronto Journal of Theology

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Reformed Theology

Author : Michael Allen
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Introduces Reformed theology by surveying the doctrinal concerns that have shaped its historical development.

This is My Name Forever

Author : Alvin F. Kimel
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In this engaging theological analysis, editor Alvin F. Kimel Jr. leads a team of well-respected biblical scholars, theologians and philosophers to consider the intersection of trinitarian theology and contemporary gender issues.

The omnipotence of loving kindness a narrative by J W McGill of the results of a lady s seven months work among the fallen in Glasgow

Author : Jacob W. MACGILL
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Elenchus of Biblica

Author : Robert North
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Bulletin for Contextual Theology in Southern Africa Africa

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Postliberal Theological Method

Author : Adonis Vidu
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Postliberal Theological Method is a fresh, critical analysis of one of today's most influential theological movements. Drawing on recent thinking in analytic philosophy, particularly Donald Davidson's work on truth and meaning, Vidu raises questions about the linguistic turn in the theology of Hans Frei, George Lindbeck, John Milbank and others. 'Postliberal Theological Method is a book by a young scholar of considerable ability. Adonis Vidu is not afraid to ask disquieting questions about the semantic rules that govern much postliberal discourse, pointing, for instance, to the illegitimacy of incommensurability prior to the testing of dialogue. This book appeals throughout to a way of thinking which conscientiously tests the fine canons of its abstractive reasoning against practice and the particular. Thus over time it will free itself from the constraining limits of its own theological horizons, and from the undiminished latency of violence which lingers there. This is a serious study, in a field characterized by play, and we should take it seriously.' - Oliver Davies, Professor of Christian Doctrine, King's College London 'Vidu has written an exemplary critical engagement with postliberal theological method. This book analyses and clarifies the directions open to theology today.' - Philip Goodchild, Department of Theology, University of Nottingham 'In this valuable study, Adonis Vidu offers a searching analysis of the central tenets of recent post-liberal theological writing. These are subjected to rigorous scrutiny, thus producing an important discussion of some of the most significant influences upon contemporary theology.' - David Fergusson, Professor and Head of the School of Divinity, New College, University of Edinburgh, Scotland 'This is a perceptive, incisive, and judicious evaluation of precisely what the title describes. Dr Vidu values postliberal concerns with narrative, but looks for more on ontology. I warmly commend this excellent study, which is based on very wide reading and on careful, meticulous, research.' - Anthony C. Thiselton, Emeritus Professor of Christian Theology in the University of Nottingham and Research Professor in Christian Theology, the University of Chester, UK Adonis Vidu (PhD, University of Nottingham) is Lecturer in Theology at Emmanuel University, Oradea, Romania.


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