Rethinking Fundamental Theology

Author: Gerald O'Collins
Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 0191620602
Category: Religion
Page: 380
View: 5487
This book identifies the distinguishing features of fundamental theology, as distinct from philosophical theology, natural theology, apologetics, and other similar disciplines. Addressing the potential for confusion about basic Christian claims and beliefs, Gerald O'Collins sets out to relaunch fundamental theology as a discipline by presenting a coherent vision of basic theological questions and positions that lay the ground for work in specific areas of systematic theology. Rethinking Fundamental Theology examines central theological questions: about God, human experience and, specifically, religious experience; the divine revelation coming through the history of Israel and through the life, death and resurrection of Jesus; human faith that responds to revelation; the nature of tradition that transmits the record and reality of revelation; the structure of biblical inspiration and truth, as well as basic issues concerned with the formation of the canon; the founding of the Church with some leadership structures; the relationship between Christ's revelation and the faith of those who follow other religions. O'Collins concludes with some reflections on theological method. Written with the scholarship and accessibility for which O'Collins is known and valued, this book will relaunch fundamental theology as a distinct and necessary discipline in faculties and departments of theology and religious studies around the world.

Fundamental Theology

A Protestant Perspective
Author: Matthew L. Becker
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 0567559629
Category: Religion
Page: 600
View: 8741
Introducing university students to the academic discipline of Christian theology, this book serves as an orientation to "fundamental theology" from a Protestant perspective by addressing issues that are preliminary and foundational to the discipline in the context of a liberal arts university. The book also sets forth what has traditionally been called a "theological encyclopedia", that is, a description of the parts of Christian theology that together form the discipline into a unified academic subject. Finally, the book examines the relation of Christian theology to the arts and sciences within the university and underscores the need for critical and positive interaction with these other academic disciplines.

Faith Comes from What Is Heard: An Introduction to Fundamental Theology

Author: Lawrence Feingold
Publisher: Emmaus Academic
ISBN: 1941447813
Category: Religion
Page: 648
View: 2352
Faith Comes from What Is Heard: An Introduction to Fundamental Theology informs both the heart and mind as it brings together dogmatic and biblical theology, the Thomistic tradition, the teachings of the Fathers of the Church, and the contemporary Magisterium. Drawing heavily upon the works of St. Thomas Aquinas, Bl. John Henry Newman, Joseph Ratzinger, and St. John Paul II, the author examines the foundations of Catholic theology, or Fundamental Theology, “which is theology’s reflection on itself as a discipline, its method, and its foundation in God’s Revelation transmitted to us through Scripture and Tradition.” Although Faith Comes from What Is Heard is useful for all Catholics who want to understand the foundations of their faith, it is specifically designed to serve as a textbook for courses in Fundamental Theology in seminaries and in graduate and undergraduate programs in theology. It can also serve as a textbook for introductory theology and Scripture courses. The topics covered in Faith Comes from What Is Heard include: Revelation and FaithTheologyTradition and the MagisteriumBiblical Hermeneuticsthe Historicity of the Gospelsand Biblical Typology

Engaging the Doctrine of Revelation

The Mediation of the Gospel through Church and Scripture
Author: Matthew Levering
Publisher: Baker Academic
ISBN: 1441219617
Category: Religion
Page: 384
View: 397
How do human beings today receive divine revelation? Where and in what ways is it mediated so that all generations can hear the fullness of the gospel? In this volume, distinguished theologian Matthew Levering shows that divine revelation has been truthfully mediated through the church, the gospel, and Scripture so that we can receive it in its fullness today. Levering engages past and present approaches to revelation across a variety of traditions, offering a comprehensive, historical study of all the key figures and perspectives. His thorough analysis results in an alternative approach to prevailing views of the doctrine and points to its significance for the entire church.


The Story of Catholic Christianity
Author: Gerald O'Collins,Mario Farrugia
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 0198728182
Category: Religion
Page: 430
View: 5308
This book explains how Roman Catholicism and its beliefs and practices came to be what they are. The authors move through history to sum up the present characteristics of Catholic Christianity and the major tests it faces in the third millennium. Explaining matters in a fresh and original way, they do justice to the Catholic heritage and show that Catholicism is a dynamic and living faith. Well-structured, highly informative, and clearly written, the book does not evade critical problems and the negative side of history. Rather, O'Collins and Farrugia explore challenges facing Catholics and other Christians and engage with contemporary moral issues. --Book cover,

The Second Vatican Council on Other Religions

Author: Gerald O'Collins
Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 0191652903
Category: Religion
Page: 240
View: 4586
Many observers greeted the Second Vatican Council (1962-65) as the most important religious event in the twentieth century. Its implementation and impact are still being felt in the Catholic Church, the wider Christian world, and beyond. One sea change that Vatican II brought concerned Roman Catholic attitudes towards Judaism, Islam, and other religions. Gerald O'Collins breaks fresh ground by examining in detail five documents from the Council which embodied a new mind set about other religious faiths and mandated changes that quickly led to international and national dialogues between the Catholic Church and the followers of non-Christian religions. The book also includes chapters on the insights that prepared the way for the re-thinking expressed by Vatican II, and on the follow-up to the Council's teaching found in the work of Pope John Paul II and Jacques Dupuis. O'Collins ably illustrates how the Council made a startling advance in official Catholic teaching about followers of other living faiths. Carefully researched, the book is written in the clear, accessible style that readers of previous works by O'Collins will recognize.

A Trinitarian Theology of Religions

An Evangelical Proposal
Author: Gerald R. McDermott,Harold A. Netland
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199930880
Category: Religion
Page: 352
View: 765
Named by the International Bulletin of Missionary Studies as an Outstanding Book of 2014 for Mission Studies Over the last four decades, evangelical scholars have shown growing interest in Christian debates over other religions, seeking answers to essential questions: How are we to think about and relate to other religions, be open to the Spirit, and at the same time remain evangelical and orthodox? Gerald R. McDermott and Harold A. Netland offer critiques of a variety of theologians and religious studies scholars, including evangelicals, but also challenge evangelicals to move beyond parochial positions. This volume is both a manifesto and a research program, critically evaluating the last forty years of Christian treatments of religious others and proposing a comprehensive direction for the future. It addresses issues relating to the religions in both systematic theology and missiology, taking up long-debated questions such as contextualization, salvation, revelation, the relationship between culture and religion, conversion, social action, and ecumenism. It concludes with responses from four leading thinkers of African, Asian, and European backgrounds: Veli-Matti Kärkkäinen, Vinoth Ramachandra, Lamin Sanneh, and Christine Schirrmacher.

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
View: 7398
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.


Towards a Christian Interpretation of God's Self-Revelation in Jesus Christ
Author: Gerald O'Collins
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0191087009
Category: Religion
Page: 232
View: 3514
Since the late 1980s the theme of God's self-revelation has been treated only briefly in Christian theology, at times simply ignored, and often confused with biblical inspiration. Revelation: Towards a Christian Theology of God's Self-Revelation lays out its basic characteristics, and begins by distinguishing between revelation in the primary sense (a living encounter with God's self-disclosure) and in the secondary sense (statements of faith derived from that encounter, or 'propositional' revelation). It considers revelation as transforming and informing, as being 'sacramental' or mediated through words and deeds, as communicated through an endless variety of means and mediators, as related to but distinct from biblical inspiration and truth, and as reaching those of 'other' faiths or of no faith at all. Gerald O'Collins skilfully distinguishes between past (or 'foundational') revelation, present (or 'dependent') revelation, and future (or 'eschatological') revelation. He expounds with ecumenical sensitivity the complex relationship between tradition and scripture. O'Collins moves into controversial areas by insisting that the divine self- revelation takes place only when received by human faith and that 'outside revelation there is no salvation (extra revelationem nulla salus'). This volume offers a coherent account of God's self-revelation, which can serve as a basis for all that follows in theology and for dialogue with those who follow 'other' living faiths or none at all. O'Collins extends and enriches what he has proposed in earlier books and articles about the characteristics of God's self-revelation.

Christian Faith in Our Time

Rethinking the Church's Theology
Author: Paul Jersild
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
ISBN: 149829586X
Category: Religion
Page: 152
View: 3757
Jersild responds to a fundamental issue in the theology of the church: what is the nature of our language in addressing the mysteries of our faith, such as speaking of God, or of the incarnation? Advocating a "modest" theology in facing the mystery of God, and acknowledging the impact of postmodern sensibilities, he lifts up the metaphorical language of Jesus as the key to a responsible theology. Jersild makes his case for a "faith-based imagination" centering on the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus as God's man who brings a divine, redemptive love to the human story. Theology does not give us a line in the sand that divides the saved from the lost, nor is it the truth that makes all other religions false. This is a book for seekers as well as many church members who harbor questions and doubts about the church's theology.

Rethinking Augustine's Early Theology

An Argument for Continuity
Author: Carol Harrison
Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand
ISBN: 0199281661
Category: Religion
Page: 302
View: 4506
Carol Harrison challenges the almost universally accepted interpretation of the development of Augustine's theology. In this book she proposes a new thesis, arguing for a fundamental continuity in Augustine's belief and practice from the moment of his conversion, and so enhances a major scholarly debate.

Rethinking Philosophy and Theology with Deleuze

A New Cartography
Author: Brent Adkins,Paul R. Hinlicky
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 1441158308
Category: Philosophy
Page: 240
View: 7466
The debate between faith and reason has been a dominant feature of Western thought for more than two millennia. This book takes up the problem of the relation between philosophy and theology and proposes that this relation can be reconceived if both philosophy and theology are seen as different ways of organising affects. Brent Adkins and Paul R. Hinlicky break new ground in this timely debate in two ways. Firstly, they lay bare the contemporary dependence on Kant and propose that our Kantian inheritance leaves us with an insuperable dualism. Secondly, the authors argue that the philosophy of Gilles Deleuze provides a way of resolving the debate between faith and reason that does justice to philosophy and theology by reconceiving of both as assemblages. Deleuze's philosophy differentiates domains of thought in terms of what they create. This seems like a particularly fruitful way to pursue the problem of the relations among philosophy and theology because it allows their distinction without at the same time placing them in opposition to one another.

Theology and Literature: Rethinking Reader Responsibility

Author: G. Ortiz,C. Joseph
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1403982996
Category: Religion
Page: 240
View: 5613
By examining theological and literary narratives through an engagement with well-known theorists of reading and religion, this collection of essays, international in perspective, brings together varied, refreshing and provocative responses to well-established literary and critical theories.

Theological Studies

Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
Category: Electronic journals
Page: N.A
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Teología sistemática

Author: Millard Erickson
Publisher: Editorial CLIE
ISBN: 8482676253
Category: Religion
Page: 1305
View: 4564
La Teología Sistemática de Millard J. Erickson se ha convertido en un libro de referencia sobre el pensamiento cristiano evangélico. Su teología se basa en las Escrituras, pero también dialoga con la tradición de la Iglesia y con los pensamientos teológicos y filosóficos modernos. Erickson explica los diferentes posicionamientos sobre cómo entender a Dios, Jesús y el Espíritu Santo, y sobre temas como el Pecado, la Salvación, la Iglesia, los últimos tiempos y otros muchos. Durante quince años esta teología sistemática de Millard Erickson se ha utilizado en diferentes lugares como una introducción muy completa. Ahora, además, se ha revisado teniendo en cuenta tanto los cambios teológicos, como también los cambios en el plano intelectual, político, económico y social.

Between Vision and Obedience--Rethinking Theological Epistemology

Theological Reflections on Rationality and Agency with Special Reference to Paul Ricoeur and G. W. F. Hegel
Author: George Ille
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
ISBN: 1620327279
Category: Religion
Page: 320
View: 8169
The discussions about subject and validation in our late modernity tend to oscillate between the "weak" self of postmodernity ("empty" or "rhetorical") and neo-Cartesian versions trying, as they do, to recover a discredited foundation. Correspondingly, the solutions advanced range from calls for a "New Enlightenment" (in the face of the resurgence of myth and "the irrational") to attempts to "re-enchant the world" (in the face of the growing threat of an impersonal instrumental Reason).The present study seeks to respond theologically to such a situation from the perspective of God's action in and towards the world by engaging two prominent philosophical/theological figures who continue to inform such discussions today, namely, Georg Friedrich Hegel and Paul Ricoeur. The upshot of this response points to a view of rationality that follows the drama of God's engagement with the world, thus involving both dying and resurrection, ascesis and abundance, suffering witness and eucharistic communion.

Fundamental Ethics

A Liberationist Approach
Author: Patricia McAuliffe
Publisher: Georgetown University Press
ISBN: 9780878405411
Category: Religion
Page: 249
View: 909
In this stimulating rethinking of the basic foundations of ethics, Patricia McAuliffe derives a fundamental ethic from liberation theology. She asserts that the experience of resisting suffering, especially oppressive social suffering, must be brought from the fringe to the very center of ethics. Arguing for the conceptual priority of ethics over religion, McAuliffe defines an innovative ethic based on experience and practice. Ethics precedes religion and theology because experience and practice precede theory and interpretation, which are the human activities of religion and theology--knowledge is based on experience. She proposes that ethics can be independent of religion, but that while her liberationist ethic can be either Christian or universal, finally the poor and oppressed are the paradigm source of the disclosure of God and of final salvation. In rethinking the basic foundations of ethics, she compares a liberationist ethic, including Latin American and women's liberation theology, with various classical ethics, and examines and critiques the works of Edward Schillebeeckx, Juan Luis Segundo, Dorothee Soelle, James Gustafson, and George Lindbeck. McAuliffe offers a flexible ethic that balances the absolute and the relative, the particular and the universal, personal and social, creativity and conditioning, practice and theory, and the ethical and religious. Combining superior scholarship with an original and creative approach to ethics, this book is likely to create debate in the fields of fundamental ethics, theology, and philosophy.

Rethinking Muslim Women and the Veil

Challenging Historical & Modern Stereotypes
Author: Katherine Bullock
Publisher: IIIT
ISBN: 1565642872
Category: Religion
Page: 275
View: 2032

Rethinking the Trinity and Religious Pluralism

An Augustinian Assessment
Author: Keith E. Johnson
Publisher: InterVarsity Press
ISBN: 083083902X
Category: Religion
Page: 286
View: 6110
Founding his argument on a close reading of St. Augustine s De Trinitate, Keith Johnson critiques four recent attempts to construct a pluralistic theology of religions out of the orthodox doctrine of the Trinity.