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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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The Triune God

A Biblical, Historical, and Theological Study

Author: Thomas A. Marsh

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 1556359497

Category: Religion

Page: 204

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The theology of the Trinity is undergoing an intense renewal filled with a vitality and vibrancy not seen since the fourth century. What had become, for most believers, dormant and peripheral to the understanding of the Christian faith is once again at the center of lively theological discussions. The Triune God offers a comprehensive overview of the theology of the Trinity from its origin in the Bible, through the significant periods of development in the early church, and up to the present time. Author Thomas Marsh reviews key biblical understandings of God, explains early church developments, highlights controversies about the Trinity considered at church councils, and chronicles the scholastic distinctions of the middle ages. He also explores contemporary efforts to revitalize the theology of the Trinity, and considers the question of inclusive God-language, the ÒrebirthÓ of the Spirit, and the role of the Trinity in the theology of the kingdom and in the place of the church in society. The Triune God is a serious exploration of the Tirnity well suited to college, seminary, and university courses. Anyone interested in an in-depth examination of the Trinity from a scriptural, historical, and pastoral perspective will find this book essential reading.
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Receiving the Gift of Friendship

Profound Disability, Theological Anthropology, and Ethics

Author: Hans S. Reinders

Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing

ISBN: 0802862322

Category: Religion

Page: 404

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Does what we are capable of doing define us as human beings? If this basic anthropological assumption is true, where can that leave those with intellectual disabilities, unable to accomplish the things that we propose give us our very humanity? Hans Reinders here makes an unusual claim about unusual people: those who are profoundly disabled are people just like the rest of us. He acknowledges that, at first glance, this is not an unusual claim given the steps taken within the last few decades to bring the rights of those with disabilities into line with the rights of the mainstream. But, he argues, that cannot be the end of the matter, because the disabled are human beings before they are citizens. "To live a human life properly," he says, "they must not only be included in our institutions and have access to our public spaces; they must also be included in other people's lives, not just by natural necessity but by choice." Receiving the Gift of Friendship consists of three parts: (1) Profound Disability, (2) Theology, and (3) Ethics. Overturning the "commonsense" view of human beings, Reinders's argument for a paradigm shift in our relation to people with disabilities is founded on a groundbreaking philosophical-theological consideration of humanity and of our basic human commonality. Moreover, Reinders gives his study human vividness and warmth with stories of the profoundly disabled from his own life and from the work of Jean Vanier and Henri Nouwen in L'Arche communities.
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Renewing Pastoral Practice

Trinitarian Perspectives on Pastoral Care and Counselling

Author: Neil Pembroke

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317066243

Category: Religion

Page: 126

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This is the first comprehensive treatment of the relationship between the doctrine of the Trinity and pastoral care and counselling. Neil Pembroke contends that an in-depth reflection on the relational dynamics in the Godhead has the capacity to radically renew pastoral practice. Pembroke applies the notion of relational space to care in a parish setting. The life of the triune God is defined by both closeness and open space. The divine persons indwell each other in love, but they also provide space for the expression of particularity. This principle of closeness-with-space is applied in three different pastoral contexts, namely, community life, spiritual friendship, and pastoral conversations. The specialized ministry of pastoral counselling is the focus in the second half of the book. Informing the various explorations is the principle of participation through love: the divine persons participate in each other's existence through loving self-communication. Pembroke shows how this trinitarian virtue is at the centre of three key counselling dynamics: the counselling alliance, empathy, and mirroring.
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Communion with the Triune God

The Trinitarian Soteriology of T. F. Torrance

Author: Dick O. Eugenio

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 1630872997

Category: Religion

Page: 264

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The revival of Trinitarian studies in the twentieth century ushered in a new era of theological innovation. The renewed and dedicated articulation of the Trinity as a doctrine in its own right is indeed noteworthy, but more important and praiseworthy are the recent endeavors of theologians in integrating the doctrine of the Trinity with other Christian doctrines and with the many variegated aspects of the life and ministries of the church. Today, it is common to encounter the term "Trinitarian" being used as a modifier: Trinitarian worship, Trinitarian ecclesiology, etc. This book presents Thomas F. Torrance as a participant theologian in this integrative paradigm. Because Torrance argues that the Trinity is "the ground and grammar of theology," his doctrine of salvation is consistently Trinitarian. But how did he formulate his unique Trinitarian soteriology? This book attempts to spell this out.
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By the Renewing of Your Minds

The Pastoral Function of Christian Doctrine

Author: Ellen T. Charry

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780195134865

Category: Religion

Page: 264

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This book develops the thesis that classical Christian theology seeks to help believers flourish by knowing and loving God. Ellen Charry argues this premise by example, offering a close reading of a number of classical texts, from the New Testament era to the Reformation, including works of Paul, Augustine, Athanasius, Basil of Caesarea, Anselm, and Calvin. She points out the pastoral and moral aims that shape the teachings of these theologians on a wide range of topics, including the Trinity; human beings as created in the image of God; the incorporation of Jews and Gentiles into the body of Christ in baptism; the incarnation, death, and resurrection of Christ; and the divinity of the Holy Spirit. Charry explains that the very logic of their arguments is shaped by the author's concern for the goodness and happiness that should result from living into the doctrines. She further shows that although the spiritual and pastoral purposes of these writings are many and complex, theyare invariably concerned to foster what modern people can, without difficulty, recognize as human dignity - what she calls "excellence" - in action, affection, and self-appraisal.
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Trinity and Salvation

Theological, Spiritual, and Aesthetic Perspectives

Author: Declan Marmion,Gesa Elsbeth Thiessen

Publisher: Peter Lang

ISBN: 9783039119691

Category: Religion

Page: 184

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This book gathers together the proceedings of the conference "Trinity and Salvation: Theological, Spiritual and Aesthetic Perspectives "held at the Milltown Institute of Theology and Philosophy, Dublin, in February 2008. The last few decades have seen a significant revival in Trinitarian theology. From being perceived as an esoteric and speculative doctrine, the Trinity is increasingly seen as a resource from which a variety of theological and spiritual themes can usefully be explored. As Karl Rahner remarked, if the Trinity is a mystery of salvation, it cannot be disconnected from Christian spirituality and faith. In this book the theology of the Trinity is discussed from contemplative, aesthetic and inter-religious perspectives. Such approaches are shown to be rooted in the Patristic and medieval tradition and continue to be prominent as Trinitarian theology becomes more inter-disciplinary in method. Thus the book explores the interface between the Trinity and mysticism, visual art, music, anthropology, ecclesiology and inter-religious dialogue. It offers fresh perspectives on a perennial theological theme in a way that makes the Trinity more credible for today.
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Yves Congar's Theology of the Holy Spirit

Author: Elizabeth Teresa Groppe

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780195166422

Category: Religion

Page: 262

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The French Dominican theologian Yves Congar is recognized by many as the most important Roman Catholic ecclesiologist of the 20th century, yet there are few works on him in English. Congar's pneumatology, argues Groppe, can enrich various ongoing theological discussions.
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The Trinity in the Stone-Campbell Movement

Restoring the Heart of Christian Faith

Author: Kelly Carter

Publisher: ACU Press

ISBN: 9780891125969

Category: Religion

Page: 288

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This book summarizes the Trinitarian positions of the early shapers of the Stone-Campbell Movement and explains why this doctrine is important to all Christians.
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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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Chalice of God

A Systematic Theology in Outline

Author: Aidan Nichols

Publisher: Liturgical Press

ISBN: 081463432X

Category: Religion

Page: 152

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Over the course of a distinguished theological career, Aidan Nichols has produced an array of masterful contributions to the fields of systematic theology, ecclesiology, theological aesthetics, ecumenism, liturgy, and Scripture. Now, inChalice of God, he attempts to synthesize a lifetime of research, teaching, and scholarly reflection in a book that is both rigorously academic and intensely personal. This is Nichols' theological manifesto for the twenty-first century. Drawing together the insights of high scholasticism, the mid-twentieth-century ressourcement movement, a holistic reading of Scripture typical of the best patristic exegesis, and the liturgical tradition and iconography of both East and West, he presents a sound architecture for contemporary Catholic theology. Chalice of God promises to enrich and challenge those who engage in the enterprise of theology for years to come.
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