The Renewal of Trinitarian Theology

Themes, Patterns & Explorations

Author: Roderick T. Leupp

Publisher: InterVarsity Press

ISBN: 0830828893

Category: Religion

Page: 204

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Roderick Leupp explores the terrain of contemporary trinitarian theology. While his approach is thematic, he introduces readers to the essential elements of the important trinitarian theologians of the past half-century.
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Scripture and Metaphysics

Aquinas and the Renewal of Trinitarian Theology

Author: Matthew Levering

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1405143673

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.
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Recent Developments in Trinitarian Theology

An International Symposium

Author: Christophe Chalamet,Marc Vial

Publisher: Fortress Press

ISBN: 1451487487

Category: Religion

Page: 224

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Recent Developments in Trinitarian Theology explores the major renaissance that Trinitarian theology has undergone in recent decades. The focus of this symposium is the role English-language theology plays in the renewal of Trinitarian theology. Its purpose is twofold: to gather international thinkers to present the major developments in Trinitarian theology and to show how Trinitarian theology can contribute to new thinking in contemporary systematic and critical fields, including political theology and the theology of religions.
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The Promise of Trinitarian Theology

Author: Colin E. Gunton

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9780567081001

Category: Religion

Page: 220

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A reissue of a brilliant and accessible introduction to Trinitarian thought. Colin Gunton argues that the theology of the Trinity has profound implications for all dimensions of human life. Central to his work is his argument that the doctrine should offer ways of articulating the being of God and of the world so that we may be better able to live before God and with each other.
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God the Holy Trinity

Reflections on Christian Faith and Practice

Author: Timothy George

Publisher: Baker Academic

ISBN: 0801027659

Category: Religion

Page: 175

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God the Holy Trinity brings together leading scholars from diverse theological perspectives to reflect on various theological and practical aspects of the core Christian doctrine of the Trinity. Throughout, the essays highlight the trinitarian shape of spiritual formation. Contributors include: Alister McGrath Ellen T. Charry Avery Cardinal Dulles, S.J. Frederica Mathewes-Green J. I. Packer James Earl Massey Gerald L. Bray Cornelius Plantinga Jr. Timothy George "Though the doctrine of the Trinity is basic for all Christian life and reflection, it often remains shrouded in the theologians' obfuscating mystery. This book, by contrast, with its stellar line-up of contributors, shows why the Trinity is so important for all communities of whatever denomination, documents powerfully the practicality of the doctrine, and does so with crystal clarity. It is an ideal volume for students, church classes, laypeople, and ministers--indeed for anyone who desires deeper understanding of the heart of the Christian faith." --Mark A. Noll, McAnaney Professor of History, University of Notre Dame "The Christian name of God is Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. This admirable book helps explain why the renewal of trinitarian theology is critically important for all of us." --Richard John Neuhaus, author of American Babylon: Notes of a Christian Exile "This book brings into the twenty-first century some of the fruits of the remarkable ecumenical rediscovery of the Trinity in the second half of the twentieth. Grounded in Scripture and illustrated from the early, the medieval, and the post-Reformation church, trinitarian doctrine here both illuminates several confessional traditions in Christianity and also offers resources for facing various contemporary issues. Yet warnings are rightly raised against too facile an application of the recently fashionable 'social' construction of the triunity of God. All in all, a stimulating collection of essays for both positive and critical purposes." --Geoffrey Wainwright, Cushman Professor of Christian Theology, Duke University
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The Social God and the Relational Self

A Trinitarian Theology of the Imago Dei

Author: Stanley J. Grenz

Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press

ISBN: 9780664222031

Category: Religion

Page: 345

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In this, the first of a six-volume contribution to systematic theology, Grenz creatively extends the insights of contemporary Trinitarian thought to theological anthropology. "The Social God and the Relational Self" is an example of theological construction as an ongoing conversation involving biblical texts, the theological heritage of the Christian tradition, and the contemporary historical-social context.
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Divine Likeness

Toward a Trinitarian Anthropology of the Family

Author: Marc Ouellet

Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing

ISBN: 9780802828330

Category: Religion

Page: 242

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Marked by growing freedom and equality, today's families are also dogged by brokenness and loss of faith. And while the theology of marriage has developed remarkably under the impetus of the Second Vatican Council and Pope John Paul II, the theology of the family remains in its infancy, only beginning to meet the challenges of contemporary society. In Divine Likeness Marc Cardinal Ouellet points the way to a much-needed theology of the family grounded in the doctrine of the Trinity. Cardinal Ouellet understands family life to be a sacrament of Trinitarian communion, a crucial source for revealing and inspiring a new sense of God's presence in the faith community. This book will help theologians, pastors, and believers to develop fruitfully the legacy of Pope John Paul II, carrying forward the quest to let the Trinity and the family illuminate each other for the good of today's world.
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Life in the Trinity

An Introduction to Theology with the Help of the Church Fathers

Author: Donald Fairbairn

Publisher: InterVarsity Press

ISBN: 0830878971

Category: Religion

Page: 248

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What can the early church contribute to theology today? Although introductions to Christian theology often refer to its biblical foundations, seldom is much attention paid to the key insights the early church had into the nature of Christian faith and life. Donald Fairbairn takes us back to those biblical roots and to the central convictions of the early church, showing us what we have tended to overlook, especially in our understanding of God as Trinity, the person of Christ and the nature of our salvation as sharing in the Son's relationship to the Father. This book will prove useful to beginning theology students as well as advanced theologians who want to get at the heart of the Christian gospel.
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Ministry in the Image of God

The Trinitarian Shape of Christian Service

Author: Stephen Seamands

Publisher: InterVarsity Press

ISBN: 9780830876358

Category: Religion

Page: 190

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Merit winner in the 2006 Christianity Today Book Awards! "As the Father has sent me, so I send you." Those of us called to Christian ministry are commissioned and sent by Jesus, just as he himself was called and sent by the Father. Thus we naturally pattern our ministries after Christ's example. But distinctively Christian service involves the Spirit as well, just as Jesus himself accomplished his ministry in the power of the Spirit. Thus the whole Trinity--Father, Son and Holy Spirit--gives shape to truly authentic Christian ministry. Though as Christians we all affirm the doctrine of the Trinity, many of us might struggle to explain how understanding the Trinity could actually shape our ministry. Stephen Seamands demonstrates how a fully orbed theology of the Trinity transforms our perception and practice of vocational ministry. Theological concepts like relationality and perichoresis have direct relevance to pastoral life and work, especially in unfolding a trinitarian approach to relationships, service and mission. A thoroughly trinitarian outlook provides the fuel for our ministry "of Jesus Christ, to the Father, through the Holy Spirit, on behalf of the church and the world." Essential reading for pastors, parachurch workers, counselors, missionaries, youth ministers and all who are called to any vocation of Christian ministry.
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The Trinitarian Theology of Stanley J. Grenz

Author: Jason S. Sexton

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 0567045145

Category: Religion

Page: 224

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Exploring one of the most controversial figures in recent evangelical theology, this book thoroughly examines core features of Stanley J. Grenz's Trinitarian vision.
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A Pentecostal Political Theology for American Renewal

Spirit of the Kingdoms, Citizens of the Cities

Author: Steven M. Studebaker

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137480165

Category: Religion

Page: 292

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This book argues that Christians have a stake in the sustainability and success of core cultural values of the West in general and America in particular. Steven M. Studebaker considers Western and American decline from a theological and, specifically, Pentecostal perspective. The volume proposes and develops a Pentecostal political theology that can be used to address and reframe Christian political identity in the United States. Studebaker asserts that American Christians are currently not properly engaged in preventing America’s decline or halting the shifts in its core values. The problem, he suggests, is that American Christianity not only gives little thought to the state of the nation beyond a handful of moral issues like abortion, but its popular political theologies lead Christians to think of themselves more as aliens than as citizens. This book posits that the proposed Pentecostal political theology would help American Christians view themselves as citizens and better recognize their stake in the renewal of their nation. The foundation of this proposed political theology is a pneumatological narrative of renewal—a biblical narrative of the Spirit that begins with creation, proceeds through Incarnation and Pentecost, and culminates in the new creation and everlasting kingdom of God. This narrative provides the foundation for a political theology that speaks to the issues of Christian political identity and encourages Christian political participation.
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Trinitarian Theology and Power Relations

God Embodied

Author: M. Minister

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 113746478X

Category: Religion

Page: 224

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This text crafts a trinitarian theology that reorients theology from presumptions about the immateriality of the Trinity toward the places where the Trinity matters—material bodies in historical contexts and the intersecting ways political and theological power structures normalize and marginalize bodies on the basis of material difference.
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Rediscovering the Triune God

The Trinity in Contemporary Theology

Author: Stanley James Grenz

Publisher: Fortress Press

ISBN: 9781451418415

Category: Religion

Page: 289

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The last century has witnessed a revival and renewal of trinitarian theology, led initially by Karl Barth. The legendary puzzles of trinitarian theology have become especially vexing in an era of changed philosophical and cultural categories, and a host of religious thinkers in the last century have tried to reformulate the main lines of thought about God's trinitarian life. Theologian Stanley Grenz here tells this story of trinitarian theology, reporting and analyzing the remarkable ferment in the discipline and discussing especially eleven theologians on such issues as: God's inner life vs. God's relationship to creation (immanent and economic trinity), social vs. psychological analogies for the relationships within God, the relationship between trinity and Christology, the feminist critique of classical categories, and how God's trinitarian life figures in evolution, social justice, and spirituality. Grenz's Introduction place this ferment historically in the course of Christian thought from the patristic period to now, while his Conclusion sets a future agenda for the doctrine and theology.
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Rethinking Trinitarian Theology

Disputed Questions And Contemporary Issues in Trinitarian Theology

Author: Giulio Maspero,Robert J. Wozniak

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 0567468313

Category: Religion

Page: 512

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The book aims at showing the most important topics and paradigms in modern Trinitarian theology. It is supposed to be a comprehensive guide to the many traces of development of Trinitarian faith. As such it is thought to systematize the variety of contemporary approaches to the field of Trinitarian theology in the present philosophical-cultural context. The main goal of the publication is not only a description of what happened to Trinitarian theology in the modern age. It is rather to indicate the typically modern specificity of the Trinitarian debate and - first of all - to encourage development in the main areas and issues of this subject.
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The Self-giving God and Salvation History

The Trinitarian Theology of Johannes Von Hofmann

Author: Matthew L. Becker

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9780567025302

Category: Religion

Page: 287

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Analyzes Johannes von Hofmann's entire theological oeuvre.
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An Introduction to the Trinity

Author: Declan Marmion,Rik van Nieuwenhove

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521879523

Category: Religion

Page: 251

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Introduces the main people and themes in the history of Trinitarian theology and analyses recent, alternative readings of the tradition.
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A Theology of Compassion

Metaphysics of Difference and the Renewal of Tradition

Author: Oliver Davies

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 1532604734

Category: Religion

Page: 398

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The wholesale rejection of metaphysics today has become the test of the postmodern. In this groundbreaking volume Oliver Davies argues for a renewal of metaphysics, as the language of createdness, based not in a return to outmoded concepts of essence but in a dynamic new understanding of ontology as narrative and performance. This repairing of the Western metaphysical tradition is grounded both in the divine self-naming in Exodus--which, for the rabbis, identified God's presence in the world with God's compassionate acts--and in the compassionate resistance of Etty Hillesum and Edith Stein to the violence of the Holocaust. Building on a new metaphysics of compassion that is attentive to the histories of the contemporary world, Davies offers a renewed systematic theology of divine speech and relation, focused in Jesus Christ, who, as the triadic "Word" of God, speaks creatively at the heart of human culture and action and who, as the redeeming "Compassion" of God, regenerates the world.
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Humanism and Religion

A Call for the Renewal of Western Culture

Author: Jens Zimmermann

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199697752

Category: History

Page: 379

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Jens Zimmermann suggests that the West can rearticulate its identity and renew its cultural purpose by recovering the humanistic ethos that originally shaped Western culture. He traces the religious roots of humanism, and combines humanism, religion and hermeneutic philosophy to re-imagine humanism for our current cultural and intellectual climate.
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Predestination

Biblical and Theological Paths

Author: Matthew Levering

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199604525

Category: Religion

Page: 228

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A fresh introduction to and detailed exploration of the doctrine of predestination, exploring its New Testament foundations and its historical development through the thought of 16 key theologians and philosophers from the early church through to the present day.
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A Trinitarian Theology of Religions

An Evangelical Proposal

Author: Gerald R. McDermott,Harold A. Netland

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 019937659X

Category: Religion

Page: 352

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Named by the International Bulletin of Missionary Studies as an Outstanding Book of 2014 for Mission Studies Over the last four decades, evangelical scholars have shown growing interest in Christian debates over other religions, seeking answers to essential questions: How are we to think about and relate to other religions, be open to the Spirit, and at the same time remain evangelical and orthodox? Gerald R. McDermott and Harold A. Netland offer critiques of a variety of theologians and religious studies scholars, including evangelicals, but also challenge evangelicals to move beyond parochial positions. This volume is both a manifesto and a research program, critically evaluating the last forty years of Christian treatments of religious others and proposing a comprehensive direction for the future. It addresses issues relating to the religions in both systematic theology and missiology, taking up long-debated questions such as contextualization, salvation, revelation, the relationship between culture and religion, conversion, social action, and ecumenism. It concludes with responses from four leading thinkers of African, Asian, and European backgrounds: Veli-Matti Kärkkäinen, Vinoth Ramachandra, Lamin Sanneh, and Christine Schirrmacher.
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