The Theology Of Suffering And Death

Author: Natalie Kertes Weaver
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1136163158
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This book offers a theological foundation for engaging with the realities of suffering and dying. Designed particularly for practical theology students and trainee caregivers, it introduces the spiritual and theological issues raised by suffering and dying. The chapters consider: how Christian theology deals with the problem of suffering and how the Bible treats these difficult issues post-biblical interpretations of Jesus’ suffering and the Cross modern instances including ecology, poverty, discrimination and war comparative religious approaches and the depiction in popular culture. Natalie Weaver relates theology to practical issues of caregiving and provides a ‘toolbox’ for thinking about suffering and death in a creative and supportive way.

George Macdonald S Challenging Theology Of The Atonement Suffering And Death

Author: Miho Yamaguchi
Editor: Wheatmark, Inc.
ISBN: 158736798X
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This book sheds light on the challenging theology of nineteenth-century Scottish writer George MacDonald concerning the true meaning of the Atonement, the purpose of trials and suffering, the nature of the unpardonable sin, hope for growth, and death. Under consideration is Thomas Hooker's "Poor Doubting Christian Drawn unto Christ" on the redemption of Joan Drake and its influence on MacDonald's "Wingfold" trilogy; MacDonald's version of the "Wandering Jew"; MacDonald's interpretation of Coleridge's "The Rime of the Ancient Mariner" and Dante's "Divine Comedy"; and similarities and differences between the theological ideas of MacDonald, C. S. Lewis, Elizabeth Prentiss, and Shusaku Endo.

Stories From The Edge

Author: Greg Garrett
Editor: Westminster John Knox Press
ISBN: 0664232043
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Where is God in the midst of suffering? How do people find strength and comfort in times of terrible adversity? Award-winning writer Greg Garrett addresses these questions and others as he helps readers grapple with the question of where God can be found in times of tragedy. He explores the theological themes of biblical stories and American myths and discusses how these stories have shaped our beliefs about God. He further examines what these foundational narratives reveal about our understanding of God, how they inform how we live our lives, and how we experience God's presence in the midst of grief and suffering. This well-written volume is engaging reading for clergy, chaplains, pastoral counselors, and all who must find the courage and faith to support individuals and families in times of suffering and grief.

The Gospel Of Christ Crucified

Author: John P. Harrigan
ISBN: 9780996495547
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A systematic presentation of the gospel, similar to a biblical theology, but arranged thematically to communicate the timeline of redemptive history. Beginning in Genesis and concluding in Revelation, it outlines the worldview of Jewish apocalypticism and holistically integrates a theology of the cross and martyrdom.

Death And Resurrection

Author: Dennis J. Horton
Editor: Wipf and Stock Publishers
ISBN: 1630876275
Size: 18,12 MB
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Dennis Horton highlights the shape and function of the death-and-resurrection motif by applying William Freedman's criteria of a literary motif to the Acts narrative. By analyzing the statements about death and resurrection together with the examples of this messianic pattern among the experiences of major and minor characters, the motif becomes clear. This central theme then becomes intensified through contrast with a secondary motif, that of death and decay. Death and Resurrection provides a clear example of a biblical motif and how it develops and functions within the narrative, serving as a valuable guide for future studies of biblical motifs. The work also supplies a needed balance between the extremes of past and present Lukan scholarship by considering the combined effect of suffering and renewed life within a single motif. Both the statements and actions of the characters reveal the importance of the two elements for Lukan theology and soteriology. The function of the motif derives from its usage within the narrative and proves insightful for gaining a better understanding of the aesthetic quality of the story while simultaneously showing how the narrator skillfully wields the motif to provide encouragement to the followers of The Way, to issue a warning to would-be persecutors, and to deliver an evangelistic message to potential converts such as the God-fearers. The messianic pattern of death and resurrection becomes a heuristic tool that the narrator carefully applies to create a potent motif with a multifaceted message for a growing and often suffering Christian community.

Jesus Our Liberator

Author: Jean Galot
Editor: Gregorian Biblical BookShop
ISBN: 9788876526183
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After asking Christ: Who are you? we cannot fail to ask him: Why did you come?. The two questions are so closely intertwined that the answer to the first anticipates the answer to the second. Even so, the answer to the second question needs to be clearly understood, with all the essential problems inherent in it. The delucidation of the solid foundation. We have searched the Scriptures for the key to the mystery of the person of the incarnate Son of God, and now we shall inquire into the nature of the work he accomplished in our midst. We shall start out by asking the reason for the Incarnation, and then seek to clarify the real meaning of the liberation Christ effectuated. Next, we shall go on to analyze the significance of the path Jesus followed to attain his goal, the path of the Passion. Finally, we shall study the salvific value of the glorification of Jesus, of his glorious state after death, to his Resurrection, his Ascension, and his sending of the Holy Spirit on Pentecost

Tragedy Recognition And The Death Of God

Author: Robert R. Williams
Editor: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199656053
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Robert R. Williams offers a bold new account of divergences and convergences in the work of Hegel and Nietzsche. He explores four themes - the philosophy of tragedy; recognition and community; critique of Kant; and the death of God - and explicates both thinkers' critiques of traditional theology and metaphysics.

The Gift Of Grace

Author: Niels Henrik Gregersen
Editor: Fortress Press
ISBN: 9781451418804
Size: 10,58 MB
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This landmark volume, the first of two, assesses the prospects and promise of Lutheran theology at the opening of a new millennium. From four continents, the thirty noted and respected contributors not only gauge how such classic themes as grace, the cross, and justification wear today but also look to key issues of ecumenism, social justice, global religious life, and the impact of contemporary science on Christian belief.

Eschatology And The Technological Future

Author: Michael S. Burdett
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1317576659
Size: 17,94 MB
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The rapid advancement of technology has led to an explosion of speculative theories about what the future of humankind may look like. These "technological futurisms" have arisen from significant advances in the fields of nanotechnology, biotechnology and information technology and are drawing growing scrutiny from the philosophical and theological communities. This text seeks to contextualize the growing literature on the cultural, philosophical and religious implications of technological growth by considering technological futurisms such as transhumanism in the context of the long historical tradition of technological dreaming. Michael Burdett traces the latent religious sources of our contemporary technological imagination by looking at visionary approaches to technology and the future in seminal technological utopias and science fiction and draws on past theological responses to the technological future with Pierre Teilhard de Chardin and Jacques Ellul. Burdett’s argument arrives at a contemporary Christian response to transhumanism based around the themes of possibility and promise by turning to the works of Richard Kearney, Eberhard Jüngel and Jürgen Moltmann. Throughout, the author highlights points of correspondence and divergence between technological futurisms and the Judeo-Christian understanding of the future.

Sin The Savior And Salvation

Author: Robert P. Lightner
Editor: Kregel Academic
ISBN: 9780825498237
Size: 20,18 MB
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The author studies what Jesus believed about the inspiration and inerrancy of the Old Testament Scriptures and how that belief should affect our view of biblical authority. "This book crystallizes in clear, concise, and correct terms the essentials of the doctrine of sin and salvation better than any other." - Norman L. Geisler