It focuses on the narrative of history and the task of hermeneutics as the means of validating faith as opposed to the verification-epistemology of modern rational objectivism. Paul ricoeur's philosophy of testimony is preferred as a means of bridging the extremes of modern objectivism and postmodern subjectivism.
The Certainty of Faith and the Probabilities of Salvation History: The Dialectic of Faith and History in Modern TheologyEmeth Press #ad - The split between fact and meaning is persuasively identified as a main obstacle and it is shown to be overcome in the reconstruction of history in the light of the eschatological future. It is an important contribution to this discussion. It focuses on the rise of critical historical investigation in modern times and on the struggle of modern theology to come to terms with it.
Also very helpful is the final chapter on time space-time and eternity with its emphasis on Boethius and with its critical remarks on nontrinitarian theistic notions of a personal God. Wolfhart pannenberg, University of Munich . This book gives a comprehensive and fascinating account of the development of the idea of history in correspondence to changing conceptions of the divine reality, from its origin in Ancient Israel and in Greece all the way to the contemporary discussion.
The New Faces of Christianity: Believing the Bible in the Global SouthOxford University Press #ad - In the global south, as in the biblical world, belief in spirits and witchcraft are commonplace, Indonesia, and in many places--such as Nigeria, and Sudan--Christians are persecuted just as early Christians were. Indeed, marked by famine and plague, many Christians identify powerfully with the world portrayed in the New Testament--an agricultural world very much like their own, poverty and exile.
Named one of the top religion books of 2002 by usa today, Asia, Philip Jenkins' phenomenally successful The Next Christendom permanently changed the way people think about Christianity in Africa, and Latin America. The faith of the south, Jenkins finds, is first and foremost a Biblical faith. Across africa, asia, and latin America, such Christians are social activists in the forefront of a wide range of liberation movements.
The New Faces of Christianity: Believing the Bible in the Global South #ad - More important, jenkins shows that throughout the global South, believers are reading the Bible with fresh eyes, and coming away with new and sometimes startling interpretations. Anyone interested in the implications of these trends for the major denominations, for Muslim-Christian conflict, and for global politics will find The New Faces of Christianity provocative and incisive--and indispensable.
. Now, revealing what it is like, in this brilliant sequel, Jenkins takes a much closer look at Christianity in the global South, and what it means for the future. Thus the bible speaks to them with a vividness and authenticity unavailable to most believers in the industrialized North. Some of their conclusions are distinctly fundamentalist, but Jenkins finds an intriguing paradox, for they are also finding ideas in the Bible that are socially liberating, especially with respect to women's rights.
Pentecost & Sanctification in the Writings of John Wesley and Charles Wesley with a Proposal for TodayEmeth Press #ad - Particularly interesting and significant is Wood's careful attention to the development and nuancing of the key theme of Pentecost - down through the years - and bringing it into connection with the rite of Christian confirmation. John tyson, "four decades in the making, this timely book explores the closely related themes of Pentecost and the baptism of the Holy Spirit in John and Charles Wesley's writings in a way that is both theologically illuminating and spiritually inspiring.
For those interested in the doctrine of sanctification in the Wesleyan tradition and the Wesleyan roots of Pentecostalism, Professor Wood's work is must reading. Jason E. This book is one! the skillfully argued and closely documented work will be the standard work on the subject from which all subsequent works must begin.
Pentecost & Sanctification in the Writings of John Wesley and Charles Wesley with a Proposal for Today #ad - David bundy, "larry wood shows decisively that John Fletcher, Wesley's designated successor, simply spells out John and Charles Wesley's theological understanding in Luke-Acts language. The careful reader will notice much previously uncharted territory here, in terms of the roots, influences and sources which shaped the founder's main ideas.
Knight iiiperhaps the most evocative definition of early Methodism was that it was 'Church-of-Englandism felt. Laurence wood shows how even the classic Wesley emphasis on sanctification was rooted deeply in the Anglican tradition of the Wesleys. Lester ruth "what a wonderful gift larry wood has given us in this book! It is lavishly documented from the sermons, journals, letters and hymns of John and Charles Wesley.
This landmark thoroughly documented study convincingly demonstrates that the traditional Wesleyan and holiness teaching and experience of the Baptism of the Holy Spirit, far from being the nineteenth century invention of the American Holiness Movement, was rooted in the Wesley brothers themselves.
Handbook of Contemporary TheologyBaker Academic #ad - Handbook of Contemporary Theology #ad - The author evaluates the teachings and practices of each system in light of biblical Christianity. This introduction to contemporary theology looks at the origin and history of each movement, their major figures, and doctrinal emphases.
Fortress Introduction to Contemporary TheologiesFortress Press #ad - A reader-friendly, basic introduction that maps the central ideas of the major theologians of the twentieth century, easily accessible to both the theological student and the inquiring lay reader.
The Oxford Handbook of Systematic Theology Oxford HandbooksOxford University Press #ad - The aim is to stimulate readers to reach theological judgements on the basis of consideration of the range of opinion. Readers will find expert guidance as well as creative suggestions about the future direction of the study of Christian doctrine. Drawn from europe, and north America, the UK, the authors are all leading practitioners of the discipline.
The oxford handbook of systematic theology brings together a set of original and authoritative accounts of all the major areas of current research in Christian systematic theology, offering a thorough survey of the state of the discipline and of its prospects for those undertaking research and teaching in the field.
Organized thematically, its relation to other theological and non-theological fields of enquiry, as well as questions of its sources and norms, it treats in detail the full array of topics in systematic theology, and some major trends in current work. The focus is on doctrinal rather than historical questions, and on major rather than ephemeral debates.
The Oxford Handbook of Systematic Theology Oxford Handbooks #ad - The handbook engages in a comprehensive examination of themes and approaches, guiding the reader through current debates and literatures in the context of the historical development of systematic theological reflection. Oxford university Press USA. Each chapter provides an analysis of research and debate on its topic.
Beginning Biblical Hebrew: A Grammar and Illustrated Reader Learning Biblical HebrewBaker Academic #ad - Resources for students include flash cards and audio files. This innovative textbook by two leading experts in Biblical Hebrew combines the best of traditional grammars, new insights into Hebrew linguistics, and a creative pedagogical approach. Baker Academic. Resources for professors include sample quizzes, sample lesson plans, sample exams, vocabulary cards, and a full-color printed instructor's manual.
The material has been field tested and refined for more than a decade by the authors, who are actively engaged in Biblical Hebrew discussions and research. The book includes fifty brief grammar lessons with accompanying workbook-style exercises, appendixes providing more detailed explanations, line drawings, and a full-color reader--bound at the back of the book for right-to-left reading--that incorporates comics, and numerous exercises, all in Hebrew.
Beginning Biblical Hebrew: A Grammar and Illustrated Reader Learning Biblical Hebrew #ad - . Oxford university Press USA. This work offers a realistic approach to beginning Hebrew, helping students comprehend texts without overloading them with too much information, and it can be adapted to either one-semester or full-year courses. An accompanying website through Baker Academic's Textbook eSources offers helpful resources for students and professors.
The Wesleyan Quadrilateral: Scripture, Tradition, Reason, & Experience as a Model of Evangelical TheologyEmeth Press #ad - The Wesleyan Quadrilateral: Scripture, Tradition, Reason, & Experience as a Model of Evangelical Theology #ad - He proposes that wesley's theological method is the basis for a catholic evangelicalism and ecumenism that is faithful to the Scriptures, to a responsible use of reason, to the Early Church Fathers, and Christian experience enlightened by the Holy Spirit. Oxford university Press USA. The author shows that for wesley the Protestant concept of "Scripture alone" entails the view that the Scriptures are the primary source, not the only source, of theology.
Used book in Good Condition. This book develops the theological method implicit in the theology of John Wesley. The four normative sources for doing theology have been described as the Wesleyan quadrilateral--Scripture, tradition, reason, and experience. Baker Academic.
The New Faces of Christianity: Believing the Bible in the Global SouthOxford University Press #ad - Used book in Good Condition. Across africa, asia, and latin America, such Christians are social activists in the forefront of a wide range of liberation movements. Some of their conclusions are distinctly fundamentalist, for they are also finding ideas in the Bible that are socially liberating, but Jenkins finds an intriguing paradox, especially with respect to women's rights.
Anyone interested in the implications of these trends for the major denominations, for Muslim-Christian conflict, and for global politics will find The New Faces of Christianity provocative and incisive--and indispensable. In the global south, belief in spirits and witchcraft are commonplace, as in the biblical world, and in many places--such as Nigeria, Indonesia, and Sudan--Christians are persecuted just as early Christians were.
The New Faces of Christianity: Believing the Bible in the Global South #ad - Baker Academic. In that volume, jenkins called the world's attention to the little noticed fact that Christianity's center of gravity was moving inexorably southward, to the point that Africa may soon be home to the world's largest Christian populations. Named one of the top religion books of 2002 by USA Today, Philip Jenkins's phenomenally successful The Next Christendom permanently changed the way people think about the future of Christianity.
Oxford university Press USA. Thus the bible speaks to the global South with a vividness and authenticity simply unavailable to most believers in the industrialized North. The faith of the south, Jenkins finds, is first and foremost a biblical faith. Now, revealing what it is like, in this brilliant sequel, Jenkins takes a much closer look at Christianity in the global South, and what it means for the future.
Who Needs Theology?: An Invitation to the Study of GodInterVarsity Press #ad - Used book in Good Condition. Even seminary students are known to balk at the prospect of a course on theology. Baker Academic. In this short introduction, two theologians who care deeply about the witness of ordinary Christians and the ministry of the church, what tools theology uses, Stanley Grenz and Roger Olson, show what theology is, why every believer advanced degrees or not is a theologian and how the theological enterprise can be productive and satisfying.
Their clear, church study groups and individual Christians who want to strengthen understanding, easily understood book is ideal for students, belief and commitment by coming to know God more fully. Yet theology--most simply, the knowledge of God--is essential to the life and health of the church. To many christians theology is something alien, overly intellectual and wholly unappealing.
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