The Mestizo Augustine

A Theologian Between Two Cultures


Author: Justo L. González

Publisher: InterVarsity Press

ISBN: 0830873082

Category: Religion

Page: 176

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Few thinkers have been as influential as Augustine of Hippo. His writings, such as Confessions and City of God, have left an indelible mark on Western Christianity. He has become so synonymous with Christianity in the West that we easily forget he was a man of two cultures: African and Greco-Roman. The mixture of African Christianity and Greco-Roman rhetoric and philosophy gave his theology and ministry a unique potency in the cultural ferment of the late Roman empire. Augustine experienced what Latino/a theology calls mestizaje, which means being of a mixed background. Cuban American historian and theologian Justo González looks at the life and legacy of Augustine from the perspective of his own Latino heritage and finds in the bishop of Hippo a remarkable resource for the church today. The mestizo Augustine can serve as a lens by which to see afresh not only the history of Christianity but also our own culturally diverse world.

Interkulturelle Theologie


Author: Cilliers Breytenbach

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783374041916

Category: Christianity and culture

Page: 208

View: 5563

Die Berliner Theologische Zeitschrift (BThZ) informiert uber gegenwartige theologische Entwicklungen, stellt sich aktuellen Fragen zur Situation der Kirche und der Gesellschaft und bietet ein Forum fur das Gesprach uber neue Einsichten und Forschungsresultate. Sie ist uber ihre Bedeutung fur das Profil der Theologie in Deutschland hinaus fur die theologische Fortbildung von Pfarrerinnen und Pfarrern, Religionspadagoginnen und Religionspadagogen ausserordentlich geeignet und wendet sich an alle theologisch Interessierten. Die Hefte haben entweder einen thematischen Schwerpunkt (z.B. Kirche, Asthetik, Theodizee) oder sind einer einzelnen theologischen Disziplin gewidmet (z. B. Altes Testament, Neues Testament, Kirchengeschichte, Systematische Theologie, Praktische Theologie, Religionswissenschaft).

Themelios, Volume 42, Issue 1


Author: D. A. Carson

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 1532632045

Category: Religion

Page: 256

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Themelios is an international, evangelical, peer-reviewed theological journal that expounds and defends the historic Christian faith. Themelios is published three times a year online at The Gospel Coalition ( and in print by Wipf and Stock. Its primary audience is theological students and pastors, though scholars read it as well. Themelios began in 1975 and was operated by RTSF/UCCF in the UK, and it became a digital journal operated by The Gospel Coalition in 2008. The editorial team draws participants from across the globe as editors, essayists, and reviewers. General Editor: D. A. Carson, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School Managing Editor: Brian Tabb, Bethlehem College and Seminary Consulting Editor: Michael J. Ovey, Oak Hill Theological College Administrator: Andrew David Naselli, Bethlehem College and Seminary Book Review Editors: Jerry Hwang, Singapore Bible College; Alan Thompson, Sydney Missionary & Bible College; Nathan A. Finn, Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary; Hans Madueme, Covenant College; Dane Ortlund, Crossway; Jason Sexton, Golden Gate Baptist Seminary Editorial Board: Gerald Bray, Beeson Divinity School Lee Gatiss, Wales Evangelical School of Theology Paul Helseth, University of Northwestern, St. Paul Paul House, Beeson Divinity School Ken Magnuson, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary Jonathan Pennington, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary James Robson, Wycliffe Hall Mark D. Thompson, Moore Theological College Paul Williamson, Moore Theological College Stephen Witmer, Pepperell Christian Fellowship Robert Yarbrough, Covenant Seminary

Polycentric Missiology

21st-Century Mission from Everyone to Everywhere


Author: Allen Yeh

Publisher: InterVarsity Press

ISBN: 083089926X

Category: Religion

Page: 258

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The Edinburgh 1910 World Missionary Conference was the most famous missions conference in modern church history. A century later, five conferences on five continents displayed the landscape of global mission at the dawn of the third millennium: Tokyo 2010, Edinburgh 2010, Cape Town 2010, 2010Boston, and CLADE V (San José, 2012). These five events provide a window into the state of world Christianity and contemporary missiology. Missiologist Allen Yeh, the only person to attend all five conferences, chronicles the recent history of world mission through the lenses of these landmark events. He assesses the legacy of Edinburgh 1910 and the development of world Christianity in the following century. Whereas Edinburgh 1910 symbolized Christendom's mission "from the West to the rest," the conferences of 2010-12 demonstrate the new realities of polycentric and polydirectional mission—from everyone to everywhere. Yeh's accounts of the conferences highlight the crucial missiological issues of our era: evangelism, frontier missions, ecumenism, unengaged and post-Christian populations, reconciliation, postmodernities, contextualization, postcolonialism, migration, and more. What emerges is a portrait of a contemporary global Christian mission that encompasses every continent, embodying good news for all nations.

Ancient African Christianity

An Introduction to a Unique Context and Tradition


Author: David E. Wilhite

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1135121427

Category: Religion

Page: 426

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Christianity spread across North Africa early, and it remained there as a powerful force much longer than anticipated. While this African form of Christianity largely shared the Latin language and Roman culture of the wider empire, it also represented a unique tradition that was shaped by its context. Ancient African Christianity attempts to tell the story of Christianity in Africa from its inception to its eventual disappearance. Well-known writers such as Tertullian, Cyprian, and Augustine are studied in light of their African identity, and this tradition is explored in all its various expressions. This book is ideal for all students of African Christianity and also a key introduction for anyone wanting to know more about the history, religion, and philosophy of these early influential Christians whose impact has extended far beyond the African landscape.

Im Bann der Sterne

Caspar Peucer, Philipp Melanchthon und andere Wittenberger Astrologen


Author: Claudia Brosseder

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 3050082178

Category: History

Page: 429

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Die Astrologie spielte unter den europäischen Gelehrten des 15. und 16. Jahrhunderts eine herausragende Rolle. Dank grundlegender Studien hat die Astrologie im Italien der Renaissance klare Konturen erhalten. Ein vergleichbares Bild für Deutschland fehlte bislang. Unklar war, wie viele deutsche Astrologen dieser Zeit den Blick zum nächtlichen Himmel richteten und vor allem, was sie dort sahen, welche Erkenntnisse sie gewannen, mit welchen Kategorien sie diese bewerteten und für welche Zwecke sie sie verwendeten. Nicht minder unklar waren der wissenschaftliche Diskurs über Astrologie, ihre Anthropologische und naturphilosophische Legitimierung, ihr universalhermeneutischer Anspruch, ihre Präsenz in der Politik und in den Universitäten, ihr Gebrauch in der ärztlichen Praxis, ihr Konflikt mit der Theologie. Das Buch von Claudia Brosseder geht neben anderen diesen Fragen nach und rekonstruiert, ausgehend vom Wittenberger Kreis, das Phänomen der deutschen Astrologie im 16. Jahrhundert in seiner Komplexität.

Der Parasit


Author: Michel Serres

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783518282779

Category: Kommunikationsstörung

Page: 391

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"Anders als in seinen vorausgegangenen Büchern benennt Serres in Der Parasit nicht mehr lokal die Bedingungen und Grenzen von Kommunikation; er versucht, globaler und vollständiger die Bedingungen und Grenzen aller Kommunikation aufzuzeigen. Daher der Titel und der Gegenstand des Buches: der Parasit ist zugleich ein schwaches Störgeräusch, ein mikroskopisch kleines Tier und ein Mensch, der Nassauer. Er ist ein im höchsten Maße allgemeiner Operator des Zusammenhangs von Natur und Kultur, der jede Art von Beziehung, gleich ob physikalischer, biologischer oder sozialer Art, betrifft." (Libération).

Der frühe Luther

Etappen reformatorischer Neuorientierung


Author: Berndt Hamm

Publisher: Mohr Siebeck

ISBN: 9783161506048

Category: Religion

Page: 318

View: 1517

English summary: Berndt Hamm focuses on the stimuli from late medieval theology and piety and the religious experiences which led the young Luther to create a new biblical theology and to break with the traditional church in the years between 1505 and 1520. In doing so, Hamm subjects the prevalent concept of the reformational turning point to a fundamental revision. The thematic focus is on justification and Christian freedom, faith and love, God's distance and closeness, anger and mercy, fear and consolation, mysticism and blessed death. The author provides surprising new interpretations of Luther's 95 Theses and his On the Freedom of a Christian . German description: Berndt Hamm widmet sich der Frage, welche Impulse der spatmittelalterlichen Theologie und Frommigkeit und welche eigenen religiosen Erfahrungen den jungen Luther in den Jahren 1505 bis 1520 dazu fuhrten, eine neue biblische Theologie zu formen und mit dem traditionellen Kirchenwesen zu brechen. Das gangige Forschungskonstrukt der 'reformatorischen Wende' wird dabei einer grundlegenden Revision unterzogen. Thematische Hauptaspekte bilden Rechtfertigung und christliche Freiheit, Glaube und Liebe, Ferne und Nahe Gottes, Zorn und Gnade, Angst und Trost, Mystik und seliges Sterben. Luthers 95 Thesen und seine Schrift Von der Freiheit eines Christenmenschen erfahren uberraschende Neuinterpretationen.