Dictionary of Latin and Greek Theological Terms

Drawn Principally from Protestant Scholastic Theology


Author: Richard A. Muller

Publisher: Baker Academic

ISBN: 1493412086

Category: Religion

Page: 432

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This indispensable companion to key post-Reformation theological texts provides clear and concise definitions of Latin and Greek terms for students at a variety of levels. Written by a leading scholar of the Reformation and post-Reformation eras, this volume offers definitions that bear the mark of expert judgment and precision. The second edition includes new material and has been updated and revised throughout.

Perfect Will Theology

Divine Agency in Reformed Scholasticism as Against Suárez, Episcopius, Descartes, and Spinoza


Author: J. Martin Bac

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 900418290X

Category: Religion

Page: 561

View: 3791

This book revisits four early-modern debates of Reformed theology concerning the will of God. Reformed scholasticism advocated a particular relationship between divine knowledge, will, and power, which was altered by Jesuits, Remonstrants, Descartes, and Spinoza. In all these debates modal categories like contingency and necessity play a prominent part. Therefore, these positions are evaluated with the help of modern modal logic including possible world semantics. The final part of this study presents a systematic defense of the Reformed position, which has been charged of theological determinism and of making God the author of sin. In modern terms, therefore, the relation of divine and human freedom and the problem of evil are discussed.

Heaven Upon Earth

Joseph Mede (1586-1638) and the Legacy of Millenarianism


Author: Jeffrey K. Jue

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781402042928

Category: History

Page: 281

View: 2442

Examines the apocalyptic tradition through the life and writings of Joseph Mede. This volume shows that the continual discussion of millenarian ideas reveals a vibrant tradition that cannot be reconstructed to fit within one simple historiographical narrative.

The Mestizo/a Community of the Spirit

A Postmodern Latino/a Ecclesiology


Author: Oscar Garcia-Johnson

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 1630878197

Category: Religion

Page: 174

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This work models a creative exercise in ecclesiology based on a Latino/a practical theology of the Spirit, which designs theological discourse based on its encounter with the Spirit in human culture. Hence, it is a theology appreciative of and attentive to the multiple matrices and intersections of the Spirit with cultures. Garcia-Johnson offeres an appreciative and critical analysis of the uses of culture among Latino/a theologians, followed by the proposal for a postmodern Spirit-friendly cultural paradigm based on the narratives of the cross and the Pentecost. He develops a practical theology for a Latino/a postmodern ecclesiology based on three native Latino/a theological concepts: mestizaje, accompaniment, and mañana eschatology. The resulting ecclesial construct-The Mestizo/a Community of Mañana-reflects a transforming mañana vision and models the visible cruciform community in which the transforming praxis and historical transcendence of the Christ-Spirit works from within. The work sets forth practical guidelines for implementation of the ecclesial construct in the urban context of devastated communities and offers suggestions for further development in Latino/a theology.

Hartford Puritanism

Thomas Hooker, Samuel Stone, and Their Terrifying God


Author: Baird Tipson

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0190266341

Category: Religion

Page: 496

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Statues of Thomas Hooker and Samuel Stone grace downtown Hartford, Connecticut, but few residents are aware of the distinctive version of Puritanism that these founding ministers of Harford's First Church carried into to the Connecticut wilderness (or indeed that the city takes its name from Stone's English birthplace). Shaped by interpretations of the writings of Saint Augustine largely developed during the ministers' years at Emmanuel College, Cambridge, Hartford's church order diverged in significant ways from its counterpart in the churches of the Massachusetts Bay Colony. Hartford Puritanism argues for a new paradigm of New England Puritanism. Hartford's founding ministers, Baird Tipson shows, both fully embraced - and even harshened - Calvin's double predestination. Tipson explores the contributions of the lesser-known William Perkins, Alexander Richardson, and John Rogers to Thomas Hooker's thought and practice: the art and content of his preaching, as well as his determination to define and impose a distinctive notion of conversion on his hearers. The book draws heavily on Samuel Stone's The Whole Body of Divinity, a comprehensive exposition of his thought and the first systematic theology written in the American colonies. Virtually unknown today, The Whole Body of Divinity not only provides the indispensable intellectual context for the religious development of early Connecticut but also offers a more comprehensive description of the Puritanism of early New England than any other document.

Time, Eternity, and the Trinity

A Trinitarian Analogical Understanding of Time and Eternity


Author: Eunsoo Kim

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 1630876615

Category: Religion

Page: 376

View: 6816

One of the vital issues in contemporary Christian theology is the problem of a renewed understanding of God's eternity and its relation to time. This is not merely a peripheral doctrinal issue, but lies at the heart of our understanding of God and humanity, and contributes to our entire worldview. This study focuses on a long-standing debate between two competing views on God's eternity: one focused on God's absolute timelessness in classical theism, and the other on God's temporal everlastingness in contemporary panentheism. In contrast to both of these well-worn options, this book presents an alternative Trinitarian analogical understanding of God's eternity and its relation to time, especially through a critical reflection on Karl Barth's and Hans Urs von Balthasar's engagement of the issue. This analogical approach, based on the dynamic and dramatic concepts of God's being-in-relation and of the Triune God's communicative action in eternity and time, has the potential to resolve the debate between absolute timeless eternity and temporal everlasting duration.

The Trinitarian Theology of Stanley J. Grenz


Author: Jason S. Sexton

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 0567045145

Category: Religion

Page: 224

View: 1783

Exploring one of the most controversial figures in recent evangelical theology, this book thoroughly examines core features of Stanley J. Grenz's Trinitarian vision.

The Sacred Text

Biblical Authority in Nineteenth-Century America


Author: Ronald F. Satta

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 1630878448

Category: Religion

Page: 132

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The advances of geologic science, Darwinism, theological liberalism, and higher textual criticism converged in the nineteenth century to present an imposing challenge to biblical authority. The meteoric rise in secular knowledge exerted tremendous pressure on the Protestant theological elite of the time. Their ruminations, conversations, quarrels, and convictions offer penetrating insight into their world--into their perspective on Scripture and authority and how their outlook was challenged, defended, and sometimes changed across time. Moreover, the nineteenth-century imbroglios greatly illuminate a recent controversy over biblical authority. Some influential modern scholars of American religion contend that the doctrine of the inerrancy of the original autographs is a recently contrived theory, a theological aberration decidedly out of concert with mainline orthodoxy since the Reformation. They argue that pressure from biblical critics incited late nineteenth-century Princeton theologians to fabricate the notion as a way to quell criticism against Scripture. American fundamentalists, they insist, unwittingly adopted inerrancy as orthodoxy, being deceived by this innovation. This story has become standard scholarly currency in many quarters. However, The Sacred Text indicates that fundamentalists and conservative Protestants more generally are the standard-bearers of the ascendant theory of biblical authority commonly endorsed among many of the leading Protestant elite in nineteenth-century America.

The Sciences of the Soul

The Early Modern Origins of Psychology


Author: Fernando Vidal

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 0226855880

Category: History

Page: 304

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The Sciences of the Soul is the first attempt to explain the development of the disciplinary conception of psychology from its appearance in the late sixteenth century to its redefinition at the end of the seventeenth and its emergence as an institutionalized field in the eighteenth. Fernando Vidal traces this development through university courses and textbooks, encyclopedias, and nonacademic books, as well as through various histories of psychology. Vidal reveals that psychology existed before the eighteenth century essentially as a “physics of the soul,” and it belonged as much to natural philosophy as to Christian anthropology. It remained so until the eighteenth century, when the “science of the soul” became the “science of the mind.” Vidal demonstrates that this Enlightenment refashioning took place within a Christian framework, and he explores how the preservation of the Christian idea of the soul was essential to the development of the science. Not only were most psychologists convinced that an empirical science of the soul was compatible with Christian faith; their perception that psychology preserved the soul also helped to elevate its rank as an empirical science. Broad-ranging and impeccably researched, this book will be of wide importance in the history and philosophy of psychology, the history of the human sciences more generally, and in the social and intellectual history of eighteenth-century Europe.

True Christianity

The Doctrine of Dispensations in the Thought of John William Fletcher (1729-1785)


Author: J. Russell Frazier

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 163087339X

Category: Religion

Page: 320

View: 1610

John William Fletcher (1729-1785) was a seminal theologian during the early methodist movement and the Church of England in the eighteenth century. Best known for the Checks to Antinomianism, he worked out a theology of history to defend the church against the encroachment of antinomianism as a polemic against hyper-Calvinism, whose system of divine fiat and finished salvation, Fletcher believed, did not take seriously enough either the activity of God in salvation history or an individual believer's personal progress in salvation. Fletcher made the doctrine of accommodation a unifying principle of his theological system and further developed the doctrine of divine accommodation into a theology of ministry. As God accommodated divine revelation to the frailties of human beings, ministers of the gospel must accommodate the gospel to their hearers in order to gain a hearing for the gospel without losing the goal of true Christianity. This book contains insights for pastors, missionaries, and Christian thinkers on true Christianity from Fletcher, who devoted himself, according to Wesley, to being an altogether Christian.

Reformed Orthodoxy in Scotland

Essays on Scottish Theology 1560-1775


Author: Aaron Clay Denlinger

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 0567612309

Category: Religion

Page: 304

View: 1294

Recent decades have witnessed much scholarly reassessment of late-sixteenth through eighteenth-century Reformed theology. It was common to view the theology of this period-typically labelled 'orthodoxy'-as sterile, speculative, and rationalistic, and to represent it as significantly discontinuous with the more humanistic, practical, and biblical thought of the early reformers. Recent scholars have taken a more balanced approach, examining orthodoxy on its own terms and subsequently highlighting points of continuity between orthodoxy and both Reformation and pre-Reformation theologies, in terms of form as well as content. Until now Scottish theology and theologians have figured relatively minimally in works reassessing orthodoxy, and thus many of the older stereotypes concerning post-Reformation Reformed theology in a Scottish context persist. This collection of essays aims to redress that failure by purposely examining post-Reformation Scottish theology/theologians through a lens provided by the gains made in recent scholarly evaluations of Reformed orthodoxy, and by highlighting, in that process, the significant contribution which Scottish divines of the orthodox era made to Reformed theology as an international intellectual phenomenon.


Mensch zwischen Gott und Teufel


Author: Heiko A. Oberman

Publisher: Pantheon Verlag

ISBN: 3641184177

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 448

View: 6549

Das Standardwerk in einer neuen Ausgabe Für die Nachwelt ist Luther der Reformator, der Erneurer der Kirche. Er selbst sah sich ganz anders: als von Gott gebrauchtes Werkzeug zur Rettung der Christenheit vor dem noch zu Lebzeiten erwarteten Jüngsten Gericht. Mit einem Bein noch tief im Mittelalter verwurzelt sah Luther sich weniger als Handelnden denn als Getriebenen, als Sprachrohr eines nahen und überwältigenden Gottes. Luther war Mönch aus Angst, Prediger ohne Furcht und Prophet wider den Zeitgeist – ein mittelalterlicher Prophet, der das Mittelalter an sein Ende bringt.


Stepping Up to Live and Lead with Jesus


Author: Daniel Allen Jr.

Publisher: InterVarsity Press

ISBN: 0830897038

Category: Religion

Page: 226

View: 5750

You have been summoned. Life is complicated, and sometimes we feel stuck or adrift. But God has been at work in your life, and he's still working in you. God is calling men to a deeper life of faith, surrender and commitment. You can learn to recognize where he's leading you and what he's calling you to become. Leadership coach Daniel Allen knows what it's like to be summoned by God. He shares how he heard God's wake-up call on his life and what it takes to find a life of fulfillment, passion and purpose. This honest guide gives practical, real-life advice for shaping a godly view of manhood, building character and growing in spiritual practices and leadership. From his own experience, Allen addresses common pitfalls that trip men up and shows how you can thrive in your faith, vocation and relationships. Including a four-session study guide for men, this book shows how God is shaping you into a leader, and that he is sending you out to serve others around you. There's more to this life. Step up and answer the call to deeper discipleship.

Believer's Baptism

Sign of the New Covenant in Christ


Author: Thomas R. Schreiner,Shawn Wright

Publisher: B&H Publishing Group

ISBN: 1433669056

Category: Religion

Page: 364

View: 2989

Is believer’s baptism the clear teaching of the New Testament Scriptures? What are the historical and theological challenges to believer’s baptism? What are the practical applications for believer’s baptism today? Volume two in the NEW AMERICAN COMMENTARY STUDIES IN BIBLE & THEOLOGY (NACSBT) series for pastors, advanced Bible students, and other deeply committed laypersons addresses these compelling questions. Indeed, Believer’s Baptism begins with the belief that believer’s baptism (as opposed to infant baptism or other faith proclaiming methods) is the clear teaching of the New Testament. Along the way, the argument is supported by written contributions from Andreas Kostenberger, Robert Stein, Thomas Schreiner, Stephen Wellum, Steve McKinion, Jonathan Rainbow, Shawn Wright, and Mark Dever. Users will find this an excellent extension of the long-respected NEW AMERICAN COMMENTARY.

Lexicon theologicum

complectens vocabulorum descriptiones, diffinitiones & interpretationes, ...


Author: Johann Altenstaig

Publisher: N.A



Page: 682

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Die protestantische Ethik und der Geist des Kapitalismus


Author: Max Weber

Publisher: Jazzybee Verlag

ISBN: 384961221X


Page: 271

View: 8823

Die Serie "Meisterwerke der Literatur" beinhaltet die Klassiker der deutschen und weltweiten Literatur in einer einzigartigen Sammlung für Ihren eBook Reader. Lesen Sie die besten Werke großer Schriftsteller,Poeten, Autoren und Philosophen auf Ihrem Kindle Reader. Dieses Werk bietet zusätzlich * Eine Biografie/Bibliografie des Autors. Die protestantische Ethik und der Geist des Kapitalismus ist ein Werk von Max Weber, das zuerst in Form eines zweiteiligen Aufsatzes im November 1904 und Frühjahr 1905 im Archiv für Sozialwissenschaften und Sozialpolitik, Bd. XX und XXI erschien, und das 1920 in überarbeiteter Fassung veröffentlicht wurde. Es zählt neben Webers Schrift Wirtschaft und Gesellschaft zu seinen international wichtigsten Beiträgen zur Soziologie und ist ein grundlegendes Werk der Religionssoziologie. Zwischen der protestantischen Ethik und dem Beginn der Industrialisierung bzw. des Kapitalismus in Westeuropa besteht nach diesem Werk ein enger Zusammenhang. Die Kompatibilität („Wahlverwandtschaften“) der Ethik oder religiösen Weltanschauung der Protestanten, insbesondere der Calvinisten, und dem kapitalistischen Prinzip der Akkumulation von Kapital und Reinvestition von Gewinnen waren ein idealer Hintergrund für die Industrialisierung. (aus wikipedia.de)

Gisbertus Voetius (1589-1676)

sein Theologieverständnis und seine Gotteslehre


Author: Andreas J. Beck

Publisher: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht

ISBN: 9783525551004

Category: Religion

Page: 509

View: 2045

English summary: Gisbertus Voetius is considered one of the most outstanding reformed theologians of the 17th century. This volume introduces his work and presents the first comprehensive analysis of his doctrine of God. German description: Obwohl Gisbertus Voetius (1589-1676) als einer der bedeutendsten reformierten Theologen des 17. Jahrhunderts gilt, ist sein umfangreiches Werk noch weitgehend unerforscht. Andreas J. Beck schlieat mit seiner Arbeit uber die Grundzuge des Theologieverstandnisses und der Gotteslehre des Utrechter Theologen diese Lucke. Der Autor ordnet Leben und Werk Voetius' in den fruhneuzeitlichen Kontext ein, arbeitet seinen Theologiebegriff heraus und analysiert die Gotteslehre als Herzstuck seiner scholastischen Theologie.