Search results for: transcendence-creation-and-incarnation

Transcendence Creation and Incarnation

Author : Anthony O'Hear
File Size : 70.81 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Docs
Download : 438
Read : 365
Download »
"This book expounds and analyses notions of transcendence, creation and incarnation reflectively and personally, combining both philosophical and religious insights. Preferring tender-minded approaches to reductively materialistic ones, it shows some ways in which reductive approaches to human affairs can distort the appreication of our lives and activities. In the book's first half it examines a number of aspects of human life and experience in the thought Darwin, Ruskin, Scruton with a view to exploring the extent to which there could be intimations of transcendence. The second half is then devoted to outlining an account of divine creation and incarnation, deriving initially, though not uncritically, from the thought of Simone Weil. The text concludes by exmaining the extent to which grace is needed to engage in religious practice and belief. Taking in art, literature, music and classical Greek writings, this is a multifaceted thesis on transcendence. It will, therefore, will be of keen interest to any scholar of Philosophy of Religion, Theology, Aesthetics and Metaphysics"--

Transcendence Creation and Incarnation

Author : Anthony O'Hear
File Size : 65.5 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Download : 412
Read : 974
Download »
This book expounds and analyses notions of transcendence, creation and incarnation reflectively and personally, combining both philosophical and religious insights. Preferring tender-minded approaches to reductively materialistic ones, it shows some ways in which reductive approaches to human affairs can distort the appreication of our lives and activities. In the book’s first half it examines a number of aspects of human life and experience in the thought Darwin, Ruskin, Scruton with a view to exploring the extent to which there could be intimations of transcendence. The second half is then devoted to outlining an account of divine creation and incarnation, deriving initially, though not uncritically, from the thought of Simone Weil. The text concludes by exmaining the extent to which grace is needed to engage in religious practice and belief. Taking in art, literature, music and classical Greek writings, this is a multifaceted thesis on transcendence. It will, therefore, will be of keen interest to any scholar of Philosophy of Religion, Theology, Aesthetics and Metaphysics.

Immanence and Incarnation

Author : S. F. Davenport
File Size : 44.43 MB
Format : PDF, Docs
Download : 661
Read : 1004
Download »
This essay by S. F. Davenport won the Norrisian Prize awarded by the University of Cambridge in 1924 and was published the next year. In it, Davenport examines the idea of 'immanence', which he defines as 'indicating the rapport between God and His creatures', and the possible application of the concept to the Incarnation of Christ. This book will be of value to anyone with an interest in Christology or Christian theology more generally.

Creation and Salvation A companion on recent theological movements

Author : Ernst M. Conradie
File Size : 41.85 MB
Format : PDF, Docs
Download : 594
Read : 342
Download »
Christians trying to "save the planet" have to relate "creation" with "salvation." This volume explores the ways in which this task is approached by a wide range of recent theological movements.

Paul s Theology in Context

Author : James P. Ware
File Size : 30.2 MB
Format : PDF, Docs
Download : 681
Read : 1288
Download »
This accessible text by James P. Ware provides both a concise guide to Paul’s theology and a general introduction to the key issues and debates in the contemporary study of Paul. Examining Paul’s message in the context of the ancient world, Ware identifies what would have struck Paul’s original audience as startling or unique. By comparing Paul’s teaching to the other religions and philosophies of that day, Ware presents a fresh perspective on Paul’s theology, revealing four pillars of his thought: creation, incarnation, covenant, and kingdom. After examining each of these dimensions of Paul’s gospel, Ware explores the historical role of Paul within Christian origins and the astounding evidence embedded in his letters regarding the beginnings of Christianity and the eyewitness origins of the gospels. Clergy, students, and laypeople will find that this guide to the big picture of Paul’s theology will illumine and enliven the study, preaching, and teaching of all the Pauline letters.

Theology and Ecology in Dialogue

Author : Dermot A. Lane
File Size : 26.6 MB
Format : PDF, Docs
Download : 112
Read : 847
Download »
This book opens with an examination of the meaning of the innocent sounding category of “Integral Ecology” in contemporary thought and its significance for theology today. According to well known Irish theologian Dermot Lane, Integral Ecology changes everything. In this book he focuses on the neglected implications of Integral Ecology for systematic theology. Ecology challenges theology to reimagine who we are, who the Spirit of God is, who Christ is, where creation is going, and what is the role of liturgy in society-- all in the glare of the ecological crisis. This book also mines the theology within and behind the ground-breaking encyclical Laudato Si’: On Care for our Common Home. Until fairly recently, climate change was left to the scientists, politicians, and activists. More is needed. Now is the time to hear voice of religion in that debate in the public forum with a view to initiating new, transformative practices in society, in politics, and in religions. This new book will be of interest to activists, politicians, priests, christian educators, and theologians. The book is born out of the conviction that climate change is not just one more problem to be addressed by politicians; rather it is the challenge facing humanity in the 21st century and as such is the challenge underlying all other challenges at this moment in history.

The World s Religions After September 11

Author : Arvind Sharma
File Size : 36.54 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Download : 109
Read : 1230
Download »
Horrible religious violence has marked the opening of the 21st century, but can the world's religions work together as a force for good? Dozens of experts in religion examine the meaning of religion in the aftermath of September 11 and answer this question.

Deep Incarnation

Author : Edwards, Denis
File Size : 22.62 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Download : 767
Read : 592
Download »
"Based on the Duffy Lectures, a yearly lecture series at Boston College, this short book explores the theme of 'Deep Incarnation' as a way of making connections between incarnation and the whole of creation, including the costs built into our evolutionary world. The key question of 'Deep Incarnation,' for Edwards, is: 'What relationship is there between the wider natural world, the world of galaxies and stars, mountains and seas, bacteria, plants and animals, and the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ?'"

The Appeal to Experience in the Christologies of Friedrich Schleiermacher and Karl Rahner

Author : Allen G. Jorgenson
File Size : 38.88 MB
Format : PDF, Docs
Download : 215
Read : 1164
Download »
Despite its controversy, experience remains a perdurable category for contemporary theology. This book explores the appeal to experience in the Christologies of Friedrich Schleiermacher and Karl Rahner, two theologians often accused of reducing theology to anthropology by allowing apologetic concerns to dictate their method in their appeal to experience. This work demonstrates that both theologians develop their hermeneutics under the tutelage of theology even while using «experience» as a category by which to provide leverage in apprehending Jesus. Both the perils and possibilities of their Christologies are explored in preparation for an account of experience construed sacramentally.

Divine Accommodation in John Calvin s Theology

Author : Arnold Huijgen
File Size : 82.64 MB
Format : PDF, ePub
Download : 349
Read : 1100
Download »
Arnold Huijgen analysiert und bewertet den Akkommodationsbegriff in der Theologie Johannes Calvins. Akkommodation meint, dass Gott sich in seiner Offenbarung dem menschlichen Begriffsvermögen anpasst. Calvins Akkommodationsbegriff wurde wahrscheinlich terminologisch beeinflusst von Erasmus, während es inhaltlich geprägt wurde von Motiven aus der Theologie der Kirchenvätern. Der Autor vertritt die These, dass Calvins Akkommodationsbegriff unter zwei Aspekten beschrieben werden kann: Pädagogik und Offenbarung. Der pädagogische Aspekt liegt in Calvins Verständnis der Heilsgeschichte und des Verhältnisses von Altem und Neuem Testament. Christus als Mittler hat eine zentrale Funktion für diesen Aspekt. Der Offenbarungsaspekt bezieht sich auf Calvins Verständnis des Wesens Gottes, das er oft beschreibt als liege es hinter Gottes Offenbarung. Calvins Definition der Offenbarung als Akkommodation impliziert eine bestimmte Dynamik der Offenbarung.Anhand dieser Analyse bewertet Huijgen Calvins Akkommodationsbegriff theologisch in einem Vergleich mit der modernen Kritik dieses Begriffs bei I.A. Dorner, H.M. Kuitert und K. Barth. Der Autor konkludiert dass den Akkommodationsbegriff in vielen Punkten kritisiert werden muss, aber dass besonders der pädagogische Aspekt fruchtbar gemacht werden kann für die heutige Theologie.

The Image of God Personhood and the Embryo

Author : Calum MacKellar
File Size : 85.24 MB
Format : PDF, Docs
Download : 235
Read : 554
Download »
Why are human embryos so important to many Christians? What does theology say concerning the moral status of these embryos? Answers to these questions can only be obtained by considering the manner in which Christian theology understands the great theme of the image of God. This book examines the most important aspects in which this image, and the related Christian notion of personhood, can be used in the context of theological arguments relating to the moral status of the human embryo. Thoughtful in approach and ecumenical in perspective, the author combines a thorough knowledge of the science of embryology with a broad knowledge of the theological implications. Part I Historical and Contemporary Christian Perspectives 1 The Moral Status of the Embryo 2 The Image of God 3 Being a Person from a Christian Perspective Part II The Image of God, Personhood and the Embryo 4 Creation and the Embryo 5 Incarnation and the Embryo 6 Substantive Aspects and the Embryo 7 Relational Aspects and the Embryo 8 Functional Aspects and the Embryo Conclusion Appendix: The Moral Status of New Kinds of Embryo

Incarnation

Author : Niels Henrick Gregersen
File Size : 25.16 MB
Format : PDF
Download : 235
Read : 1187
Download »
This volume takes the reader on a journey from New Testament and early church views of incarnation to contemporary understandings of Christology. A prominent group of scholars explores and debates the idea of “deep incarnation”—the view that the divine incarnation in Jesus presupposes a radical embodiment that reaches into the roots of material and biological existence, as well as into the darker sides of creation. Such a wide-scope view of incarnation allows Christology to be meaningful when responding to the challenges of scientific cosmology and global religious pluralism.

Theology and the Social Sciences

Author : Michael Barnes
File Size : 56.69 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Docs
Download : 358
Read : 1009
Download »
Original essays demonstrate that sociology, history, anthropology, and psychology all leave their mark on theology and open new paths to understanding, and that theology in turn provides significant questions and perspectives for the social sciences. By providing archeological data, sociological theory, demographics and economic data, psychological insights, and new methods of historical interpretation, the social sciences can open the way for a more sophisticated understanding of the social nature of human existence. Theology challenges the social sciences through moral and transcendental questions as well as informs the social sciences through its larger and deeper perspectives. The symbiotic nature of this relationship is described in the lead-off essays by John Coleman and Gregory Baum. The rich conversation between theologians and sociologists that follows moves from Von Balthasar’s use of the social sciences and Rahner’s approach to ecumenism to the roles of psychology and neuropsychology in understanding religious events.

immanenece incarnation

Author :
File Size : 76.20 MB
Format : PDF, Docs
Download : 366
Read : 894
Download »

Human Embrace

Author : Ronald L. Hall
File Size : 63.48 MB
Format : PDF, Kindle
Download : 145
Read : 702
Download »

Incarnation

Author : Martin J. Schade
File Size : 41.37 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Docs
Download : 365
Read : 1265
Download »
Western dualism is an illusion. All of reality is a dialectical unity of incarnate love understood through the condition of the possibilities of divine and human, spirit and matter, Self and Other. Incarnation offers an understanding of the Self with ethical and cultural applications.

Retrieving Nicaea

Author : Khaled Anatolios
File Size : 33.60 MB
Format : PDF, Mobi
Download : 719
Read : 688
Download »
Khaled Anatolios, a noted expert on the development of Nicene theology, offers a historically informed theological study of the development of the doctrine of the Trinity, showing its relevance to Christian life and thought today. According to Anatolios, the development of trinitarian doctrine involved a global interpretation of Christian faith as a whole. Consequently, the meaning of trinitarian doctrine is to be found in a reappropriation of the process of this development, such that the entirety of Christian existence is interpreted in a trinitarian manner. The book provides essential resources for this reappropriation by identifying the network of theological issues that comprise the "systematic scope" of Nicene theology, focusing especially on the trinitarian perspectives of three major theologians: Athanasius, Gregory of Nyssa, and Augustine. It includes a foreword by Brian E. Daley.

The Oxford Handbook of Catholic Theology

Author : Lewis Ayres
File Size : 22.46 MB
Format : PDF
Download : 822
Read : 1143
Download »
The Oxford Handbook of Catholic Theology provides a one-volume introduction to all the major aspects of Catholic theology. Part One considers the nature of theological thinking, and the major topics of Catholic teaching, including the Triune God, the Creation, and the mission of the Incarnate Word. It also covers the character of the Christian sacramental life and the major themes of Catholic moral teaching. The treatments in the first part of the Handbook offer personal syntheses of Catholic teaching, but each offers an account in accord with Catholic theology as it is expressed in the Second Vatican Council and authoritative documentation. Part Two focuses on the historical development of Catholic Theology. An initial section offers essays on some of Catholic theology's most important sources between 200 and 1870, and the final section of the collection considers all the main movements and developments in Catholic theology across the world since 1870. This comprehensive volume features fifty-six original contributions by some of the best-known names in current Catholic theology from the Americas, Europe, Asia, and Africa. The chapters are written in an engaging and easily comprehensible style functioning both as a scholarly reference and as a survey of the field. There are no comparable studies available in one volume and the book will be an indispensable reference for students of Catholic theology at all levels and in all contexts.

Church Gospel and Empire

Author : Roger Haydon Mitchell
File Size : 47.16 MB
Format : PDF, Kindle
Download : 803
Read : 201
Download »
This book addresses the apparent dislocation of the church and theology from the socio-cultural mainstream and attempts to recover its counterpolitical voice. It argues that early in ecclesiastical history, the tradition's founding and constituent principles were betrayed by a complicity with the prevailing politics of sovereignty that has continued to this day. Following the contours of contemporary theologians who explain the dislocation in terms of a fall in early modernity, an initial subsumption of transcendence by sovereignty is proposed. The genealogy of this fall is then explored in four historical studies focusing on the theopolitical transformations of law, violence, and appeasement from their beginnings in the writings of Eusebius of Caesarea to their culmination in the commodification of life itself. The trajectory is traced through seminal soteriological developments such as the crusade theology of Pope Innocent III, the inversion of the corpus verum and the corpus mysticum, and the conjunction of sovereignty and capital in the mysterious currency of the Bank of England. The narrative culminates in the seemingly paradoxical concurrence of the politics of biopower and the so-called century of the Holy Spirit. Drawing on a radical substratum intimated in the case studies, the final section develops an innovative christological configuration of kenosis or what is termed 'kenarchy.' This provides a re-imagining of the divine distinct from its implication with imperial sovereignty, which could allow theology to make a more effective contemporary political intervention.

Genius of the Transcendent

Author : Jakob Boehme
File Size : 51.61 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Download : 706
Read : 1108
Download »
Here, for the spiritual adventurers of our own age, is an accessible introduction to one of the most important of the Christian mystical writers. Jakob Boehme (1575–1624) was a humble shoemaker of Görlitz in eastern Germany who, in response to the visionary experiences that began for him as a teenager, wrote a series of theosophical treatises that explore the nature of God and humanity. His ability to give words to the ineffable has never been surpassed, and his influence can be felt in the generations of mystics who followed him, as well as in Pietists, German Romantics, Quakers, and American utopianists, among many others. Five of Boehme's most essential works are presented here in fresh translations that demonstrate why Underhill called him "one of the most astonishing cases in history of a natural genius for the transcendent."