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Read and Download Mr Robert Andrew Cathey book God in Postliberal Perspective in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TGod in Postliberal Perspective. This book was released on 2013-05-28 with total page 246 pages. Book excerpt: 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.

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Read and Download Robert Andrew Cathey book God in Postliberal Perspective in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TGod in Postliberal Perspective. This book was released on 2016-04-22 with total page 246 pages. Book excerpt: 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.

Download Postliberal Theology: A Guide for the Perplexed PDF

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ISBN 13: 0567402088
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Read and Download Ronald T. Michener book Postliberal Theology: A Guide for the Perplexed in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TPostliberal Theology: A Guide for the Perplexed. This book was released on 2013-02-14 with total page 200 pages. Book excerpt: Postliberal theology is a movement in contemporary theology that rejects both the Enlightenment appeal to a 'universal rationality' and the liberal assumption of an immediate religious experience common to all humanity. The movement initially began in the 1980's with its association to Yale Divinity School. Theologians such as Hans Frei, Paul Holmer, David Kelsey, and George Lindbeck were influential and were significantly influenced by theologians such as Karl Barth, Clifford Geertz, and Ludwig Wittgenstein. Postliberalism uses a narrative approach to theology, such as developed by Hans Frei, and argues that all thought and experience is historically and socially mediated. Michener provide the reader with an accessible introductory overview of the origins, current thought, potential problems, and future possibilities of postliberal theology. The basic philosphical and theological background are be briefly discussed, along with the seminal and predominant theologians identified with the movement. Michener shows how postliberalism emerges from the context of the postmodern critique of Enlightenment rationalism and empiricism. Postliberal theology is extremely critical of classical liberal theology, rather than an advancement of its agenda.

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Read and Download George A. Lindbeck book Postliberal Theology and the Church Catholic in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TPostliberal Theology and the Church Catholic. This book was released on 2012-04 with total page 177 pages. Book excerpt: How does postliberalism relate to Roman Catholic theology? More specifically, how reliant is postliberalism on what happened at Vatican II? This work examines the Roman Catholic roots of postliberal theology, centering on conversations with three of the most important North American theologians in the last half of the twentieth century: George Lindbeck (PhD, Yale University), formerly Pitkin Professor Emeritus of Historical Theology at Yale University David Burrell, CSC (PhD, Yale University), Theodore M. Hesburgh, CSC Professor in Philosophy and Theology at the University of Notre Dame and professor of ethics and development at Uganda Martyrs University Stanley Hauerwas (PhD, Yale University), Gilbert T. Rowe Professor of Theological Ethics at Duke University Postliberal Theology and the Church Catholic not only offers insight into the contingent histories of three seminal theologians but also places postliberal theology within the broader stream of the great tradition of the church. "A powerful and much-needed defense of Christian 'postliberalism' as central to the unity of the church catholic. . . . Wright shows how the words of Lindbeck, Hauerwas, and Burrell serve as best witness for the defense, and his own words brilliantly join theirs to the ressourcement of Congar and de Lubac. . . . Wright's book marks a new day (and new names) for 'postliberal' theology, now Protestant and Catholic, and more urgent than ever. The book is amazing." --Peter Ochs, Edgar Bronfman Professor of Modern Judaic Studies, University of Virginia

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Read and Download Eric Hall book Groundless Gods in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TGroundless Gods. This book was released on 2014-08-01 with total page 326 pages. Book excerpt: Groundless Gods: The Theological Prospects of Post-Metaphysical Thought deals with possible interpretations of an emerging interest in contemporary theology: postmetaphysical theology. This book attempts to openly come to grips, not only with what metaphysics and postmetaphysics imply, but also with what it could mean to do or not do theology from the standpoint of the nonmetaphysician. The book asks, for instance, whether this world has any singular definition, and whether God is some being standing apart from the world or an experience within the world.

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Read and Download Daniel Liechty book Theology in Postliberal Perspective in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TTheology in Postliberal Perspective. This book was released on 1990 with total page 114 pages. Book excerpt: For many Christians, the time of an authoritarian theology, whether based on the authority of the Bible or that of the church, is no longer viable. Even movements like "biblical theology" or the kind of theology of revelation centered on Jesus Christ, such as Karl Barth championed, seem to have had their day in our pluralistic world. In addition, a return to the liberalism that was so dominant at the beginning of this century - important though many of its insights and approaches may still be - seems impossible. What, then, is the alternative? The only course open is to go forward from where we are now, taking seriously all of the features of our modern world. This is what Daniel Liechty aspires to do in this book. Writing from experience in the United States and in Europe, against a Quaker and Mennonite background, he offers a fascinating outline of postliberal theology, covering all the major theological themes: evil, God, Jesus, Christology, Church, dogma and world faiths. Liechty may not be the first to make such an attempt, but his work excels due to its combination of depth and its remarkable clarity. As he comments: "I have tried here simply to say what I have to say, as clearly as possible and as briefly as possible." In Theology in Postliberal Perspective many will find precisely the kind of guidance to their thinking that they have been looking for in our perplexing age.

Download Pentecostalism, Postmodernism, and Reformed Epistemology PDF

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Read and Download Yoon Shin book Pentecostalism, Postmodernism, and Reformed Epistemology in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TPentecostalism, Postmodernism, and Reformed Epistemology. This book was released on 2021-12-27 with total page 271 pages. Book excerpt: This work critically builds on James K. A. Smith's postmodern Pentecostal epistemology with the aid of Reformed epistemology. The resulting postmodern Christian epistemology retains the central postmodern characteristics of perspectivalism and embodiment while integrating the truth element of Reformed epistemology’s warrant criteria.

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Read and Download Alister E. McGrath book Re-Imagining Nature in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TRe-Imagining Nature. This book was released on 2016-08-01 with total page 256 pages. Book excerpt: Reimagining Nature is a new introduction to the fast developing area of natural theology, written by one of the world’s leading theologians. The text engages in serious theological dialogue whilst looking at how past developments might illuminate and inform theory and practice in the present. This text sets out to explore what a properly Christian approach to natural theology might look like and how this relates to alternative interpretations of our experience of the natural world Alister McGrath is ideally placed to write the book as one of the world’s best known theologians and a chief proponent of natural theology This new work offers an account of the development of natural theology throughout history and informs of its likely contribution in the present This feeds in current debates about the relationship between science and religion, and religion and the humanities Engages in serious theological dialogue, primarily with Augustine, Aquinas, Barth and Brunner, and includes the work of natural scientists, philosophers of science, and poets

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ISBN 13: 0830851305
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Read and Download Osvaldo Padilla book The Acts of the Apostles in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TThe Acts of the Apostles. This book was released on 2016-02-18 with total page 268 pages. Book excerpt: Osvaldo Padilla explores fresh avenues of understanding the book of Acts by examining the text in light of the most recent research on the book itself, philosophical hermeneutics, genre theory and historiography. This advanced introduction to the study of Acts covers important questions about authorship, genre, history, theology, and interpretation.

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Read and Download Cyril Hovorun book Meta-Ecclesiology in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TMeta-Ecclesiology. This book was released on 2015-08-18 with total page 242 pages. Book excerpt: The book explores the variables and invariables of the church. Its argument is that self-awareness of the church was often a matter of change, depending on historical circumstances. It encourages appreciating plurality in the church and sets the system of coordinates for identifying the ecclesial 'self'.

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Read and Download Kent Eilers book Faithful to Save in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TFaithful to Save. This book was released on 2011-07-14 with total page 256 pages. Book excerpt: Faithful to Save is an exposition and analysis of Pannenberg's doctrine of reconciliation as it appears in his three-volume Systematic Theology. It suggests that this doctrine is best approached by bearing in mind its three most salient characteristics, all of which are inter-dependent, and when kept in view make the essential tenets of Pannenberg's account transparent: God acts freely and immediately in and for creation; history is a function of the faithfulness of God to his creation; reconciliation is an expression of this faithfulness towards sinful creation - God's 'holding fast' to creation despite its self-destructive self-assertion. On the basis of a detailed examination of the central texts, it argues that Pannenberg's doctrine of reconciliation at once marks out God's action in the world as the true Infinite and issues an invitation to consider how such a God extends himself in reconciling love to his creatures so that their finite creatureliness is at every turn affirmed and found to be in the end 'good'.

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ISBN 13: 9780830878901
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Read and Download Thomas N. Finger book A Contemporary Anabaptist Theology in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TA Contemporary Anabaptist Theology. This book was released on 2010-02-26 with total page 610 pages. Book excerpt: In this comprehensive volume Thomas N. Finger takes on the formidable task of making explicit the often implicit theology of the Anabaptist movement and then presenting, for the sake of the welfare of the whole contemporary Christian church, his own constructive theology. In the first part Finger tells the story of the development of Anabaptist thought, helping the reader grasp both the unifying and diverse elements in that theological tradition. In the second and third parts Finger considers in more detail the major themes essential to Anabaptist theology, first considering the historic views and then presenting his own constructive effort. Within the Anabaptist perspective Finger offers a theology that highlights the three dimensions of its salvific center: the communal, the personal and the missional. The themes taken up in the final part form what Finger identifies as the convictional framework of that center; namely, Christology, anthropology and eschatology. This book is a landmark contribution of Anabaptist theology for the whole church in biblical, historical and contemporary context.

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ISBN 13: 0227901894
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Read and Download Paul L Holmer book Communicating the Faith Indirectly in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TCommunicating the Faith Indirectly. This book was released on 2013-08-29 with total page 198 pages. Book excerpt: In his teaching and his writing, Paul L. Holmer (1916-2004), Professor of Philosophy at the University of Minnesota (1946-1960) and Noah Porter Professor of Philosophical Theology at Yale Divinity School (1960-1987), not only made important contributionsto recent American theology, but was also much in demand as a public speaker and preacher. Following his death, the Holmer family in 2005 donated his papers to the Yale Divinity School Library. In this, the third volume of The Paul L. Holmer Papers: 'Communicating the Faith Indirectly', the reader will see Holmer's deep concern with the problems and possibilities of the sermon, liturgy, ministry, and spirituality. Inspired by Soren Kierkegaard's reflections on

Download On Kierkegaard and the Truth PDF

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Read and Download Paul L. Holmer book On Kierkegaard and the Truth in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TOn Kierkegaard and the Truth. This book was released on 2012-01-06 with total page 342 pages. Book excerpt: Paul L. Holmer (1916-2004) was Professor of Philosophy at the University of Minnesota (1946-1960) and Noah Porter Professor of Philosophical Theology at Yale Divinity School (1960-1987). Among his many acomplishments, Holmer was one of the most significant American students of Kierkegaard of his generation. Although written in the 1950s and 1960s, Holmer's theological and philosophical engagement with Kierkegaard challenges much in the contemporary scholarly discussions of this important thinker. Unlike many, Holmer refuses reductionist readings that tie Kierkegaard to any particular "school." He likewise criticizes biographical readings of Kierkegaard, much in vogue recently, seeing Kierkegaard rather as an indirect communicator aiming at his reader's own ethical and religious capacities. Holmer also rejects popular existentialist readings of Kierkegaard, seeing him as an analyzer of concepts, while at the same time denying that he is a "crypto-analyst." Holmer criticizes the attempt to construe Kierkegaard as a didactic religious thinker, appreciating Kierkegaard's "cool" descriptive objectivity and his ironic and stylistic virtuosity. In his important reading of Kierkegaard on "truth," Holmer pits Kierkegaard against those who see "truth" empirically, idealistically, or relativistically. Holmer's carefully textured account of Kierkegaard's conceptual grammar of "truth" in ethical and religious contexts, fifty years after it was penned, addresses immediately current discussions of truth, meaning, reference, and realism versus antirealism, relativism, and hermeneutics. It will be of great interest to all interested in Kierkegaard and his importance for contemporary theology and philosophy. This is the first volume of The Paul L. Holmer Papers, which includes also volume 2, Thinking the Faith with Passion: Selected Essays, and volume 3, Communicating the Faith Indirectly: Selected Sermons, Addresses, and Prayers.

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ISBN 13: 1506474764
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Read and Download M. Eugene Boring book Deuteronomy for the Church in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TDeuteronomy for the Church. This book was released on 2022-06-21 with total page 327 pages. Book excerpt: "Justice, only justice" is Deuteronomy's terse summary of what Yahweh requires of the people of God. What Deuteronomy reveals is that the competence to be God's people, to know God, and to do God's will comes only through hearing the transforming Word of God in Scripture. Deuteronomy sets the scene for hearing God's Word in the wilderness as Moses addresses a new, in-between generation of "all Israel." The people of God are no longer in Egypt, nor yet in Canaan. Moses warns them against allowing the past to control them and attempts to equip them to live faithfully in the new situation in which they find themselves. Deuteronomy's core theology, expressed in the Shema ("Hear, O Israel: The Lord is our God, the Lord alone"), forms the structure of the book: What does it mean to "hear"? Who is "all Israel"? And how does the identity of the one Lord shape ethics? To hear the biblical text does not mean passive listening. Hearing means engaging the story of God's Word with our own story. The book explores the three levels of hearing in Deuteronomy: hearing the story in the text--its narrative world; hearing the story behind the text--what really happened; and hearing the story of the text--how the original preaching and teaching became a canonical book that comes to us already translated with a rich history of interpretation in which contemporary readers stand. Deuteronomy for the Church reminds us that Christian believers are included in "all Israel," that in reading Deuteronomy we are not merely spectators overhearing what was once said to other people, but that we are addressed as on-stage participants in the story, with the responsibility to discern and improvise what God requires of us in our time and place. Discerning the will of God means deepening our understanding of God's own revelation of the divine character and purpose in history. This responsibility is illuminated by New Testament examples that interpret Deuteronomyin light of God's definitive self-revelation in Christ.

Download Early Ecotheology and Joseph Sittler PDF

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ISBN 13: 3643908377
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Read and Download Panu Pihkala book Early Ecotheology and Joseph Sittler in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TEarly Ecotheology and Joseph Sittler. This book was released on 2017 with total page 312 pages. Book excerpt: When did Christians begin to address environmental questions? What can be learned from these pioneering thinkers? This study reveals that between 1910 and 1954 many theologians called for responsibility towards nature. The focal point is the work of Joseph Sittler (1904-1987), an American Lutheran and ecumenical theologian. The role of these early ecotheologians is discussed in relation to environmental history and education. The findings show that ecotheology was not as strongly separated from other environmentalism as it was after the 1960s. (Series: Studies in Religion and the Environment / Studien zur Religion und Umwelt, Vol. 12) [Subject: Religious Studies, Environmental Studies, Ecotheology, Joseph Sittler]

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Read and Download Miika Tolonen book Witness Is Presence in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TWitness Is Presence. This book was released on 2014-01-07 with total page 200 pages. Book excerpt: In a postsecular cultural situation the conditions for understanding and communicating a Christian tradition have changed. None of the established religions can any longer claim monopoly in the "marketplace of religions." A claim of this study is that a postsecular situation characterized, among other things, by dwindling memberships in established churches as well as a new visibility of alternative religious expressions, opens up a need to reflect on alternative ways of understanding Christianity in its context. This study focuses on the question, how can a Christian tradition be communicated understandably in a postsecular context? In traditional terms: how can Christian witness be understood in our situation? It is to this need, according to this study, that the ecclesiology of Stanley Hauerwas provides a meaningful perspective. This perspective becomes relevant because in a postsecular context a Christian church, even a folk church, cannot assume to be in a position of majority or power. There is, therefore, a need to ask how to understand Christianity as a community of witness that is neither in power nor a majority. The study suggests that embodiment of Christian convictions becomes a central factor in a meaningful postsecular notion of witness.