Author: James McConkey Robinson
ISBN: 080063862X
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* Most important writings on the historical Jesus by on of the foremost scholars of early Christianity today

Dialogue Derailed

Author: Ambrose Ih-Ren Mong
Editor: Wipf and Stock Publishers
ISBN: 1630877131
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Joseph Ratzinger has shaped and guided the church's understanding of its mission to proclaim the good news, as well as to forge good relations with non-Catholic Christian communities, other religious traditions, and the secular world at large. Through a critique of Ratzinger's theology, this book draws attention to the importance of theological discourses originating from non-European contexts. Mong highlights the gap between a dogmatic understanding of the faith and the pastoral realities of the Asian church, as well as the difficulties faced by Asian theologians trying to make their voices heard in a church still dominated by Western thinking. While Mong concurs with much of Ratzinger's analysis of the problems in modern society--such as the aggressive secularism and crisis of faith in Europe--he focuses attention on the realities of religious pluralism in Asia, which require the church to adopt a different approach in its theological formulations and pastoral practices.

Advent Worship Companion Lectionary Year C

Author: Carole Fontaine
ISBN: 055712669X
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The Variety And Unity Of The Apostolic Witness To Christ

Author: Leonhard Goppelt
Editor: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
ISBN: 9780802809636
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The Birth Of Jesus According To The Gospels

Author: Joseph F. Kelly
Editor: Liturgical Press
ISBN: 9780814629482
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Kelly turns to the infancy narratives to see what the New Testament says about the Nativity. He also reveals that Christmas celebrations, cards, pageants, and crches are often combinations and embellishments of the gospel narratives.

New Testament Theology

Author: Jon M. Isaak
Editor: Wipf and Stock Publishers
ISBN: 1621892549
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New Testament theology ought to be both descriptive and constructive-this is the argument of New Testament Theology: Extending the Table. According to Isaak, New Testament theology is descriptive in that it deals with the accounts that people narrate of their experience with Yahweh, the God of Israel, in the light of Easter. It is constructive in that it joins the diverse testimonies of the New Testament writers into a textured and thick space within which contemporary followers of Jesus continue to be shaped by the ancient yet living Spirit of God. Isaak's approach is historical, thematic, and theological in orientation. It explores the conversation taking place around the table, where the writers of the NT share their guiding vision of God's saving work among them, and their passion for the Christian church engaged in God's mission. The differing perspectives of the New Testament authors are held together without reduction, forming a deep and rich space within which ongoing community reflection and praxis can take place.

The Church According To The New Testament

Author: Daniel J. Harrington
Editor: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9781580511117
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In the last days of the twentieth century, leading New Testament scholar and popular preacher Daniel Harrington, S.J., asked himself two powerful questions: What might the church of the first century have to say to the church of the twenty-first century? And How might a brief sythesis of what the New Testament says and does not say about the church help bring greater vitality within and unity among the churches? The result of Father Harrington's research and thinking is this timely and important book.

The Gospel According To John A Modern Bible Commentary

Author: BookCaps Study Guides Staff
Editor: BookCaps Study Guides
ISBN: 1610428285
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There are lots of Bible commentaries on the Book of John, but BookCaps offers one of the first electronic Bible Commentaries for the modern reader. This commentary includes an introduction to the book (including the history of the text, the structure, and the themes), a chapter by chapter summary, and discussion questions. BookCaps Bible Commentaries are nondenominational study guides for people who are just getting into the Bible for the first time, or who just want to know a little more.

C S Lewis The Work Of Christ Revealed

Author: P. H. Brazier
Editor: Wipf and Stock Publishers
ISBN: 162189438X
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C. S. Lewis--The Work of Christ Revealed focuses on three doctrines or aspects of Lewis's theology and philosophy: his doctrine of Scripture, his famous mad, bad, or God argument, and his doctrine of christological prefigurement. In each area we see Lewis innovating within the tradition. He accorded a high revelatory status to Scripture, but acknowledged its inconsistencies and shrank away from a theology of inerrancy. He took a two-thousand-year-old theological tradition of aut Deus aut malus homo (either God or a bad man) and developed it in his own way. Most innovative of all was his doctrine of christological prefigurement--intimations of the Christ-event in pagan mythology and ritual. This book forms the second in a series of three studies on the theology of C. S Lewis titled C. S. Lewis, Revelation, and the Christ ( The books are written for academics and students, but also, crucially, for those people, ordinary Christians, without a theology degree who enjoy and gain sustenance from reading Lewis's work.

The Church S Guide For Reading Paul

Author: Brevard S. Childs
Editor: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
ISBN: 0802862780
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Brevard Childs here turns his sharp scholarly eye to the works of the apostle Paul and makes an unusual argument: the New Testament was canonically shaped, its formation a hermeneutical exercise in which its anonymous apostles and postapostolic editors collected, preserved, and theologically shaped the material in order for the evangelical traditions to serve successive generations of Christians. Childs contends that within the New Testament the Pauline corpus stands as a unit bookended by Romans and the Pastoral Epistles. He assigns an introductory role to Romans, examining how it puts the contingencies of Paul's earlier letters into context without sacrificing their particularity. At the other end, the Pastoral Epistles serve as a concluding valorization of Paul as the church's doctrinal model. By considering Paul's works as a whole, Childs offers a way to gain a fuller understanding of the individual letters. - Publisher.