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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.

Download Political Theology: A Guide for the Perplexed PDF

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Read and Download Elizabeth Phillips book Political Theology: A Guide for the Perplexed in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TPolitical Theology: A Guide for the Perplexed. This book was released on 2012-06-07 with total page 208 pages. Book excerpt: There is an increasingly intense interest in political theology amongst contemporary scholars and students. Yet, while there are many authors engaging in political theology, there are very few resources about political theology which aim to orient students and other recent new-comers to the field. This is a concise and accessible advanced introduction which distinguishes various approaches to political theology, and which explores several of the central issues addressed in political theologies. Theological students will be able to approach courses and readings in political theology with a renewed confidence with this overview in hand.

Download Theological Method: A Guide for the Perplexed PDF

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Read and Download Paul L. Allen book Theological Method: A Guide for the Perplexed in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TTheological Method: A Guide for the Perplexed. This book was released on 2012-06-28 with total page 274 pages. Book excerpt: An upper-level undergraduate introduction to 'how to do theology' in an academic context.

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Read and Download George Thomas Kurian book Encyclopedia of Christianity in the United States in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TEncyclopedia of Christianity in the United States. This book was released on 2016-11-10 with total page 2864 pages. Book excerpt: From the Founding Fathers through the present, Christianity has exercised powerful influence in America—from its role in shaping politics and social institutions to its hand in art and culture. The Encyclopedia of Christianity in the United States outlines the myriad roles Christianity has played and continues to play. This masterful multi-volume reference includes biographies of major figures in the Christian church in the United States, documents and Supreme Court decisions, and information on theology and theologians, denominations, faith-based organizations, immigration, art—from decorative arts and film to music and literature—evangelism and crusades, women’s issues, racial issues, civil religion, and more.

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Read and Download David L. Smith book Theologies of the 21st Century in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TTheologies of the 21st Century. This book was released on 2014-10-02 with total page 414 pages. Book excerpt: What theologies are popular and formative of Christian thinking in the present day? How should they be assessed by those Christians who want to be "in the world" without being "of the world"? Theologies of the 21st Century begins with an overview of the historical roots from which current theological thinking has developed, and then moves on to a detailed evaluation of the chief doctrinal and practical emphases, taking an evangelical biblical perspective that seeks to be at once both critical and irenic.

Download The Cambridge Companion to Christian Political Theology PDF

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Read and Download Craig Hovey book The Cambridge Companion to Christian Political Theology in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TThe Cambridge Companion to Christian Political Theology. This book was released on 2015-11-20 with total page 321 pages. Book excerpt: This volume explores contemporary Christian political theology, discussing its traditional sources, its emergence as a discipline, and its key issues.

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Read and Download Paul Silas Peterson book Generous Orthodoxies in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TGenerous Orthodoxies. This book was released on 2020-04-30 with total page 296 pages. Book excerpt: After the birth of the Protestant ecumenical movement in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, and following the first great wave of universal Christian ecumenism in the 1960s and 1970s after the Second Vatican Council, prominent theologians of nearly every ecclesial tradition charted new territory in the last decades of the twentieth century. They crossed boundaries within their own ecclesial traditions and built bridges to other Christian churches--churches that were once excluded from fellowship. In the development of these new programs of ecumenical theology, the theologians redefined their own confessional identities and, in many cases, crossed the liberal-conservative divide within their own traditions. This volume introduces this fascinating dynamic of theological mediation, redefinition, and generosity. It shows how the ecumenical impulses, which were directed outwardly to other traditions, had reflexive effects inwardly. Working in the realms of both historical and systematic theology, the essays in this volume provide a critical analysis of the history of this general theological sentiment and offer an outlook for its future. Contributors Brian D. McLaren, Foreword Paul Silas Peterson, Introduction Part One: Ecumenical reform theologies Andrew Meszaros, Yves Congar: The Birth of "Catholic Ecumenism" Matthew L. Becker, Edmund Schlink: Ecumenical Theology Dorothea Sattler, Otto Hermann Pesch: Ecumenical Scholasticism Ronald T. Michener, George Lindbeck: Ecumenical Unity through Ecclesial Particularity Nikolaos Asproulis, John D. Zizioulas: A Pioneer of Ecumenical Dialogue and Christian Unity Part Two: Overcoming liberal-conservative polarities Ben Fulford, Hans Frei: Beyond Liberal and Conservative Friederike Nussel, Wolfhart Pannenberg: Liberal Orthodoxy Jay T. Smith, Stanley J. Grenz: The Evangelical Turn to Postliberal Theological Method Part Three: Boundary crossings in philosophical, systematic and ethical theology William E. Myatt, David Tracy: Difference, Unity, and the Analogical Imagination Christophe Chalamet, Robert Jenson: God's Way and the Ways of the Church Victoria Lorrimar, Stanley Hauerwas: Witnessing Communities of Character Christine M. Helmer, Marilyn McCord Adams: Philosophy, Theology, and Prayer Part Four: Ecumenical theology today Wolfgang Vonday, Pentecostalism and Christian Orthodoxy: Revision, Revival, and Renewal Johanna Rahner, Shifting Paradigms - Future Ecumenical Challenges Michael Amaladoss, Theology today in India: Ecumenical or interreligious? Bernd Oberdorfer, Next Steps - and Visions? Lutheran Perspectives on Doctrinal Ecumenism

Download George Lindbeck and The Israel of God PDF

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Read and Download Shaun C. Brown book George Lindbeck and The Israel of God in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TGeorge Lindbeck and The Israel of God. This book was released on 2021-07-02 with total page 248 pages. Book excerpt: George Lindbeck lamented that his most widely read work, The Nature of Doctrine, had often been read apart from his ecumenical focus. In this book, Shaun Brown seeks to provide a corrective to misreadings of Lindbeck’s work by focusing upon his “Israelology”—his emphasis upon the church and Israel as one elect people of God. While many Christians after the Holocaust have noted the harm that Supersessionism brought to the Jews, Lindbeck focuses upon the harm that supersessionism has brought to the church. He argues the appropriation of Israelhood by the church can bring intra-Christian ecumenical benefits. This work comes in two stages. In the first stage, undertaken while he was an observer at the Second Vatican Council, Lindbeck discusses a parallel between Israel and the church. The second stage, which begins in the late 1980s and continues through the end of his career, Lindbeck describes the church as “Israel-like” or “as Israel.”

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Read and Download Stephen R. Milford book Eccentricity in Anthropology in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TEccentricity in Anthropology. This book was released on 2019-06-07 with total page 254 pages. Book excerpt: Eccentricity in Anthropology brings into conversation a constructive, critical interpretation of David Kelsey’s Eccentric Existence with a central—yet often overlooked—debate in theological anthropology: the substantive-relational imago Dei. Milford’s work explores new insights into human identity and dignity. In particular he demonstrates the value of an alternate constructive of humanity in the image of God. This construction utilizes an interpretation of Kelsey’s anthropological formula so as to describe human identity as part of the created order in terms of its myriad features, which are externally rooted. Eccentricity in Anthropology demonstrates that an alternate approach to this debate is possible, and that one can combine important aspects of both substantive and relational thinking. As such, Milford’s work is an important contribution to studies in the doctrine of the imago Dei. Taking Eccentric Existence’s invitation to act as a springboard for further debate seriously, it presents one possible fruitful use of Kelsey’s work to address theological anthropological questions. In a very real sense, this book is both a discussion in systematic theology and at the same time a work in contemporary historical theology.

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ISBN 13: 0567655636
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Read and Download Kelly Kapic book Reading Christian Theology in the Protestant Tradition in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TReading Christian Theology in the Protestant Tradition. This book was released on 2018-01-25 with total page 817 pages. Book excerpt: Reading Christian Theology in the Protestant Tradition offers a distinctive approach to the value of classic works through the lens of Protestantism. While it is anachronistic to speak of Christian theology prior to the Reformation as “Protestant”, it is wholly appropriate to recognize how certain common Protestant concerns can be discerned in the earliest traditions of Christianity. The resonances between the ages became both informative and inspiring for Protestants who looked back to pre-reformation sources for confirmation, challenge, and insight. Thus this book begins with the first Christian theologians, covering nearly 2000 years of theological writing from the Didache, Justin Martyr, and Origen to James Cone, José Míguez Bonino, and Sallie McFague. Five major periods of church history are represented in 12 key works, each carefully explained and interpreted by an expert in the field.

Download Postliberal Theology and the Church Catholic PDF

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ISBN 13: 0801039827
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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 Khay Tham Nehemiah Lim book Not Beyond Language in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TNot Beyond Language. This book was released on 2021-07-12 with total page 247 pages. Book excerpt: The problem of speaking about God arises from the presumed notion that God is utterly transcendent and is "wholly other" from human existence. Moreover, a profound sense of mystery is held to surround God's being. Even so, Not Beyond Language maintains that it is still possible for human beings to express and describe God in words--that language can bring genuine disclosure and understanding of the divine. However, given that religious language is problematic because inadequate, those who engage in speaking about God must accept that the words they use cannot be pressed to yield precise definitions or complete explanations of the divine. The author proposes a nuanced approach to the use of religious language which revolves more around meaning and relevance of the discourse about divine reality, than objective claims about who or what God is.

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Download The Method of Christian Theology PDF

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Read and Download Rhyne Putman book The Method of Christian Theology in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TThe Method of Christian Theology. This book was released on 2021-05-15 with total page 336 pages. Book excerpt: When handling the things of God, our method matters. Everyone who thinks about God has a method for approaching the subject, whether they recognize it or not. A theological method addresses foundational questions such as: What is theology? How should we approach Scripture? What is the role of tradition, philosophy, and experience? How do we use theology in ministering to others? These questions are vital for anyone studying God and his Word—how one defines theology, sees its task, and uses its sources will shape one’s doctrine, for better or worse. In The Method of Christian Theology, Rhyne Putman guides readers through the essential “first words” of systematic theology. Written for entry-level theology students, this book provides clear guidance for using theological sources, reasoning through difficult questions, and applying theological reflection in paper writing and preaching. By studying the foundations of theology, readers will be better equipped to serve God’s people in whatever ministry they are called to.

Download McMaster Journal of Theology and Ministry: Volume 20, 2018-2019 PDF

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Read and Download David J. Fuller book McMaster Journal of Theology and Ministry: Volume 20, 2018-2019 in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TMcMaster Journal of Theology and Ministry: Volume 20, 2018-2019. This book was released on 2020-05-07 with total page 186 pages. Book excerpt: The McMaster Journal of Theology and Ministry is an electronic and print journal that seeks to provide pastors, educators, and interested lay persons with the fruits of theological, biblical, and professional studies in an accessible form. Published by McMaster Divinity College in Hamilton, Ontario, it continues the heritage of scholarly inquiry and theological dialogue represented by the College’s previous print publications: the Theological Bulletin, Theodolite, and the McMaster Journal of Theology.

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Read and Download Filip De Cavel book The Preacher as 'First Listener' in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TThe Preacher as 'First Listener'. This book was released on with total page pages. Book excerpt: The preacher's weekly assignment is brutally repetitive: Fill the blank page by Sunday, at least twice a month, if not, even more. This book offers a biblical, theological and empirical grounding to support the preacher's self-reflective, listening, and sermonizing practices in order for the preacher to be aware of his/her spirituality of listening and discernment.

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Read and Download Gregory C. Higgins book A Revitalization of Images in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TA Revitalization of Images. This book was released on 2019-03-05 with total page 224 pages. Book excerpt: The philosopher, theologian, and biblical scholar Austin Farrer (1904–1968) highlighted in his various writings the central role that images play in the interpretation of biblical writings, the construction of theological arguments, and the descriptions of the Christian spiritual life. Theologians down through the centuries have sought to revitalize the central biblical images as they addressed the pressing theological, moral, and spiritual questions of their day. A Revitalization of Images offers students the opportunity to participate in this ongoing creative engagement with ten dominant biblical images that continue to shape the church’s beliefs and practices, as well as each Christian’s own spiritual journey. Sound theology is rooted in Scripture, conversant with past thinkers, and engaged in the present life of the church. This dynamic directly informs Revitalization. In each chapter we begin with a biblical image that has figured prominently in the Christian theological tradition. Next we examine two prominent voices from the Christian tradition who have drawn upon the image when crafting a compelling vision of the Christian life. We then turn our attention to a contemporary thinker who has incorporated or critiqued the image in his or her own theological work. This discussion is set within the current spectrum of theological positions including orthodox, liberal, postliberal, and postmodern perspectives.