The Christian Vision Of Humanity

Author: John Randall Sachs
Editor: Liturgical Press
ISBN: 9780814657560
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The incredible technical achievements of recent history may make us feel little less than gods," but we also find much that cuts us down. When we face our own limits and failures, upon what or whom can we rely? The biblical "answer" to questions about the ultimate nature and meaning of human life begins with the experience of Semitic slaves led out of Egyptian slavery beautifully recounted in Deuteronomy 26:5-11. The New Testament presents Jesus as the culmination of God's Old Testament promise. Christian faith has a particular Vision of the world and of humanity founded upon the relationship between God and creation. Its key elements are found in the inviolable dignity of every person, the essential centrality of community, and the significance of human action. These are the main themes of a Christian anthropology developed in this book. "

The Great Dance

Author: C. Baxter Kruger
ISBN: 9780964546547
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"The Great Dance" is astonishing vision of human life and the mystery of its intersection with the life of the Triune God. Dr. Kruger charts a course from the Trinity to the incarnation to the union of humanity with God in Jesus Christ. In that light he offers a breathtaking interpretation of our human existence as participation in the life of the Father, Son and Spirit. He uncovers the untold dignity of our ordinary humanity--from motherhood to baseball, from relationships and music to golf, gardening and designing lakes. This is a book about who we are and why we are here and what is really happening in our lives. Step by step, Dr. Kruger walks us through the stratagems of evil and the messes we make of our lives. More important, he explains why we hurt, what we are really after and how to get there, and why faith in Jesus Christ is so critical for abundant life. "The Great Dance" is theology at its very best--steeped in tradition, yet unfamiliar and exciting, even revolutionary; deeply personal and honest, yet universally relevant. Written with pace and poetry and winsome grace, "The Great Dance" is the voice of the ancient church speaking to us across the ages through the pen of a Southerner who loves life. C. Baxter Kruger (Ph.D., Kings College, University of Aberdeen) is a theologian, writer, and fishing lure designer. A native of Prentiss, Mississippi, he has worked as a minister to college students, as a lecturer in theology, and as an associate pastor. He is an avid fisherman and golfer, loves coaching little league baseball and has designed a range of fishing lures called "Dr. K's Klones." He and his wife Beth have three children -- Baxter, Laura and Kathryn.

The God Of Covenant And Creation

Author: Larry S. Chapp
Editor: A&C Black
ISBN: 0567595277
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A new exciting attempt to reconcile theology and science in a contemporara "theology of nature".

Jesus Christ And Christian Vision

Author: Douglas F. Ottati
Editor: Westminster John Knox Press
ISBN: 9780664256623
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Those interested in Christian ethics, hermenuetics, pragmatic philosophy, American theology, and historicism will find this book an essential addition to their libraries.

Communication And Lonergan

Author: Thomas J. Farrell
Editor: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9781556126239
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Essays about communication and the thought of Canadian Jesuit philosopher and theologian Bernard Lonergan.

The Christian Tradition In English Literature

Author: Paul Cavill
Editor: Zondervan Academic
ISBN: 0310861357
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Features:• Wide chronological coverage of English literature, especially texts found in the Norton, Oxford, Blackwell and other standard anthologies• Short, punchy essays that engage with the texts, the critics, and literary and social issues• Background and survey articles• Glossaries of Bible themes, images and narratives• Annotated bibliography and questions for class discussion or personal reflection• Scholarly yet accessible, jargon-free approach – ideal for school and university students, book groups and general readersCreated for readers who may be unfamiliar with the Bible, church history or theological development, it offers an understanding of Christianity’s key concepts, themes, images and characters as they relate to English literature up to the present day.

Visions Of A Future

Author: Zachary Hayes
Editor: Liturgical Press
ISBN: 9780814657423
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Although mainly written for advanced theology students, this book is also of interest to many believers whose knowledge of religion has not kept pace with their knowledge of the secular disciplines.

Catechism Of The Catholic Church Revised Pb

Author: The Vatican
Editor: A&C Black
ISBN: 1408840995
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The first edition of the new Catechism went out across the world in many language versions. This gave the local Churches the chance to study it in depth. Through their bishops and teachers they responded with comments on texts that needed refinement. The present edition was developed in the light of these comments and published in Latin as the definitive Editio Typica. This book is the English translation of the Editio Typica.

Jonathan Edwards S Vision Of Reality

Author: John J. Bombaro
Editor: Wipf and Stock Publishers
ISBN: 163087812X
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Since the publication of Sang Hyun Lee's revolutionary commentary, The Philosophical Theology of Jonathan Edwards, scholars have considered the possibilities of understanding Jonathan Edwards's thought in terms of dispositional laws, forces, and habits. While some scholars reject the notion of a dispositional ontology in Edwards, others have taken the concept of disposition in his thought beyond the usage the Northampton minister ever indicated, especially with respect to soteriological considerations. The preacher of Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God is made to be an inclusivist, if not a crypto-universalist. Jonathan Edwards's Vision of Reality substantiates that Edwards, in an effort to combat deistic and materialistic Enlightenment paradigms, employs dispositions in his philosophy, but that his radical theocentrism and Calvinistic particularism established its boundaries within his apologetical reconsideration of spatiotemporal and metaphysical reality. Within his spiritual vision of reality, Edwards leaves no stone unturned: history and even the reprobate find inherent value and a positive functional role not only in God's program of self-glorification but as manifestations of divine being--the damned are deformities in God. The logic of Edwards's theocentric vision of reality pushes his ideas to the limits of acceptable Reformed orthodoxy, and sometimes beyond those limits.

Blessed Rage For Order

Author: David Tracy
Editor: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 9780226811291
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In Blessed Rage for Order, David Tracy examines the cultural context in which theological pluralism emerged. Analyzing orthodox, liberal, neo-orthodox, and radical models of theology, Tracy formulates a new 'revisionist' model. He considers which methods promise the most certain results for a revisionist theology and applies his model to the principal questions in contemporary theology, including the meanings of religion, theism, and of christology.