Faith Seeking Understanding

An Introduction to Christian Theology

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Author: Daniel L. Migliore

Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing

ISBN: 9780802827876

Category: Religion

Page: 439

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Daniel Migliore's Faith Seeking Understanding has been a standard introduction to Christian theology for more than a decade. The book's presentation of traditional doctrine in freshly contemporary ways, its concern to hear and critically engage new voices in theology, and its creative and accessible style have kept it one of the most stimulating, balanced, and readable guides to theology available. This second edition of Faith Seeking Understanding features improvements from cover to cover. Besides updating and expanding the entire text of the book, Migliore has added two completely new chapters. The first, "Confessing Jesus Christ in Context," explores the unique contributions to Christian theology made by recent theologians working in the African American, Asian American, Latin American, Hispanic, feminist, womanist, and mujerista traditions. The second new chapter, "The Finality of Jesus Christ and Religious Pluralism," addresses the growing interest in the relationship of Christianity to other religions and their adherents. Migliore's three delightful theological dialogues are followed by a new appendix, an extensive glossary of theological terms, making the book even more useful to students seeking to understand the history, themes, and challenges of Christian belief.

An Introduction to Ecclesiology

Ecumenical, Historical & Global Perspectives

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Author: Veli-Matti Kärkkäinen

Publisher: InterVarsity Press

ISBN: 9780830874392

Category: Religion

Page: 238

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What is the church? What makes the church church? In this volume, theologian Veli-Matti KÄrkkÄinen provides an up-to-date survey and analysis of the major ecclesiological traditions, the most important theologians, and a number of contextual approaches that attempt to answer these essential questions. Drawing on his international experience, global research and ecumenical awareness, KÄrkkÄinen presents an overview of both traditional and contemporary expressions of the Christian church. An Introduction to Ecclesiology will richly reward the student, pastor or layperson who is looking for a comprehensive and insightful overview of the unity and diversity of understandings and practices within the one church of Jesus Christ.

Theology without Borders

An Introduction to Global Conversations

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Author: William A. Dyrness,Oscar García-Johnson

Publisher: Baker Academic

ISBN: 1441248781

Category: Religion

Page: 192

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Global theology represents one of the most important trends in theology today. What does it mean to do theology in a global context? How can Christian theology be understood as a conversation between different parts of the world and various streams of Christian history? This concise introduction explores the major issues involved in rethinking theology in light of the explosion of world Christianity. Combining the voices of a Western and a non-Western theologian, it integrates Western theological tradition with emerging global perspectives. This work will be of interest to theology and missiology students as well as church leaders and readers interested in the changing face of world Christianity.

The Modern Theologians

An Introduction to Christian Theology Since 1918

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Author: David F. Ford

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118834968

Category: Religion

Page: 420

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This popular text has been updated to ensure that it continues to provide a current and comprehensive overview of the main Christian theologies of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. Each chapter is written by a leading theologian and gives a clear picture of a particular movement, topic or individual. New and updated treatments of topics covered in earlier editions, with over half the chapters new to this edition or revised by new authors. New section singling out six classic theologians of the twentieth century. Expanded treatment of the natural sciences, gender, Roman Catholic theology since Vatican II, and African, Asian and Evangelical theologies. Completely new chapters on spirituality, pastoral theology, philosophical theology, postcolonial biblical interpretation, Pentecostal theology, Islam and Christian theology, Buddhism and Christian theology, and theology and film. As in previous editions, the text opens with a full introduction to modern theology. Epilogue discussing the present situation and prospects of Christian theology in the twenty-first century.

An Introduction to Third World Theologies

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Author: John Parratt

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521797399

Category: Religion

Page: 189

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The greatest change which has come about in Christian theology over the last generation has been the explosion of contextual theologies in different parts of the world. This book provides an overview of the main trends and contributions to Christian thought of Third World theologies. It sets out the common context of these theologies in their experience of colonialism and western missions, and suggests that they have forged new ways of doing theology which are quite distinct from the theological traditions of the western world. With key contributions from experts in their fields on Latin America, India, East Asia, West and East Africa, Southern Africa and the Caribbean, this book situates Christian thought in the cultural and socio-political contexts of their respective regions, and demonstrates how Third World theologies are providing different perspectives on what it means to be a Christian in today's global world.

Contextual Theology for the Twenty-First Century

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Author: Steven Bevans,Katalina Tahaafe-Williams

Publisher: Casemate Publishers

ISBN: 0227679989

Category: Religion

Page: 139

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A compact collection of essays on contextual theology in which the reader is offered fresh perspectives from the United States, Latin America and Oceania. These voices emphasise the significence of contextual theology for our twenty-first century and poro

Laudato si

Die Umwelt-Enzyklika des Papstes

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Author: Franziskus (Papst),

Publisher: Verlag Herder GmbH

ISBN: 345180736X

Category: Religion

Page: 288

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Mit großer Spannung wurde sie erwartet, auch von Nicht-Katholiken: Die Umwelt-Enzyklika von Papst Franziskus nimmt die heute entscheidenden Themen in den Blick; es geht um die geht um soziale, ökologische und politische Zusammenhänge. Wohl selten war ein päpstliches Schreiben so aktuell und brisant und vor allem relevant für alle Gesellschaftsschichten und Menschen weltweit. Mit "Laudato si" beweist Franziskus, dass die Kirche nach wie vor eine unverzichtbare Stimme im Diskurs zur Gestaltung der modernen Welt ist. Wer verstehen will, wie Papst und Kirche die großen Herausforderungen unserer Zeit bestehen wollen, kommt an diesem Werk nicht vorbei. Ein Muss für jeden, der an den drängenden Fragen unserer Zeit interessiert ist.

An Introduction to the Theology of Religions

Biblical, Historical & Contemporary Perspectives

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Author: Veli-Matti Kärkkäinen

Publisher: InterVarsity Press

ISBN: 0830874402

Category: Religion

Page: 372

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Early in the nineteenth century Ernst Troeltsch, the great German liberal thinker, published the influential essay "The Place of Christianity Among the World Religions." The question of the relation of Christianity to other religions is every bit as relevant as and perhaps even more urgent today than it was then. Beginning with a consideration of the biblical perspective, Veli-Matti Kärkkäinen surveys the variety of diverse answers proposed by teachers of the church down through the ages. His reviews include the writings of Justin Martyr, Irenaeus and Clement of Alexandria, as well as those of Augustine, Luther, Calvin, and a broad selection of later Protestant and Catholic thinkers. He completes the historical section with an astute look at the radical challenges of Enlightenment and classical liberalism and the emergence of the fulfillment theory of religions. The bulk of Kärkkäinen's work provides a detailed and comprehensive survey of major confessional movements and theologians' opinions on the contemporary scene. Kärkkäinen provides succinct and trenchant descriptions of a wide diversity of theologians, including Karl Barth, Hendrik Kraemer, Paul Althaus, Karl Rahner, Hans Küng, Jacques Dupuis, Gavin D'Costa, Paul Tillich, Wolfhart Pannenberg, Lesslie Newbigin and M. M. Thomas, as well as Sir Norman Anderson, Clark Pinnock, Amos Yong, John Hick, Stanley Samartha, Raimundo Panikkar, Paul Knitter, Millard Erickson, Harold Netland and Vinoth Ramachandra. An Introduction to the Theology of Religions is an indispensable guide for anyone seeking to grasp and work their way through the full range of alternatives offered in answer to the question, What is the relation of Christianity to other religions?

The Wiley Blackwell Companion to Practical Theology

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Author: Bonnie J. Miller-McLemore

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1444330829

Category: Religion

Page: 626

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Through a series of essays contributed by leading experts in the field, The Wiley–Blackwell Companion to Practical Theology presents an introduction to practical theology as a major area of Christian study and practice, including an overview of its key developments, themes, methods, and future directions. The first comprehensive reference work to provide a survey, description and analysis of practical theology as an area of study A range of leading scholars in the field provide original contributions on the major areas, issues, and figures in practical theology Reviews an extensive range of methods for studying theology in practice, along with sub–disciplines in theological education such as pastoral care and preaching Covers developments in the discipline in a range of global contexts and distinct Christian traditions Shows how practical theology is relevant to everyday life

Frühjüdische Schriften

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Author: Eileen Schuller,Marie-Theres Wacker

Publisher: Kohlhammer Verlag

ISBN: 3170324977

Category: Religion

Page: 284

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Als "Bücher am Rande der Bibel" werden die Schriften, die im Judentum der hellenistisch-römischen Zeit entstanden sind, oft gering geschätzt - oder als "Verschluss-Sache" mit Enthüllungspotenzial verzerrend überschätzt. De facto geht es dabei um Literatur, die "im Kontext der Bibel" entstanden ist, d. h. sich auf ein entstehendes Korpus von bereits normativ werdenden Schriften bezieht. Vorgefundene Konzepte, darunter auch Konstruktionen des Geschlechterverhältnisses, werden kreativ neuformiert. Der vorliegende Band sichtet eine Auswahl dieser frühjüdischen Schriften unter Genderperspektiven, geht auf die weiblichen Gründungsfiguren Israels und ihre Rezeption in unterschiedlichen Texten ein und analysiert mit Werken von Philo und Josephus sowie den Qumranschriften auch umfangreichere Textkorpora auf genderspezifische Fragen hin.

Die Reformation der Rechte

Recht, Religion und Menschenrechte im frühen Calvinismus

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Author: John Witte Jr.

Publisher: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht

ISBN: 3788728345

Category: Religion

Page: 422

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Johannes Calvin entwickelte ein neues Verständnis von Rechten und Freiheiten, von Kirche und Staat, das das Rechtssystem der frühen protestantischen Staaten formte. Seine Lehren, die sich schnell in Westeuropa ausbreiteten, wurden immer wieder durch große Krisen herausgefordert: die französischen Religionskriege, die niederländische Revolte, die englische Revolution, die amerikanische Kolonisation und Revolution. In solchen Krisen waren es Anhänger Calvins, die sein Denken aktualisierten und der neuen Situation anpassten. Eine Reihe grundlegender westlicher Auffassungen von Religion und politischen Rechten, sozialem und konfessionellem Pluralismus, Föderalismus und Gesellschaftsvertrag haben im frühmodernen Calvinismus ihren Ursprung.

Die Entwicklung des Christentums

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Author: Otto Pfleiderer

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 9925081904

Category: Religion

Page: 280

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Nachdruck des Originals von 1907.

Essays in Contextual Theology

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Author: Steve Bevans

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004363084

Category: Religion

Page: 232

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A collection of essays on the nature of contextual theology, criteria for orthodoxy, prophetic dialogue, conversion, culture and other relevant topics as Christian faith and particular contexts encounter one another.

An Introduction to Liberation Theology

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Author: J. David Turner

Publisher: University Press of America

ISBN: 9780819191373

Category: Religion

Page: 129

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Liberation theology is one of the most influential theologies of the twentieth century in its attempt to ground social, economic, political, and religious structures with Jesus' second commandment to 'love your neighbor as yourself'. In this introductory text, Turner explains Liberation Theologians' fight for democratic socialism, demands for radical economic structural change, attempts to raise the consciousness of the poor, and their challenge to traditional roles within the Catholic Church with the goal of giving the laity a stronger voice.

Geschichte des globalen Christentums

Teil 1: Frühe Neuzeit

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Author: Jens Holger Schjørring,Norman A. Hjelm

Publisher: Kohlhammer Verlag

ISBN: 3170315013

Category: Religion

Page: 709

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Die Verflochtenheit der Weltreligionen in globale Dynamiken ist im 21. Jahrhundert zu einem selbstverständlichen Faktum geworden. Das gilt auch für das Christentum. Angesichts der nach wie vor vorherrschenden regionalen oder nationalen Geschichtsschreibung ist allerdings nur wenig über dessen historischen Entwicklungsprozess hin zu einer weltweit agierenden und plural differenzierten Religion bekannt. Der vorliegende Band greift dies auf, indem er erstmals im dt. Sprachraum eine umfassende, interkonfessionelle und interdisziplinäre Geschichte des Globalen Christentums vom 15. bis zum 18. Jahrhundert präsentiert. Ausgewiesene Theologen und (Kirchen-)Historiker machen so die Weichenstellungen der Frühen Neuzeit deutlich, die die globale Ausbreitung und die faszinierende Vielfalt des modernen Christentums förderten.