The Apostles Creed In Light of Today's Questions

Author: Wolfhart Pannenberg

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 1579104401

Category: Religion

Page: 186

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"It is not enough to recite the Apostles' Creed; one must enter into its statements enquiringly, reflectively, critically." Today's Christian may repeat the Apostles' Creed Sunday after Sunday; but couched as it s in archaic language, its meaning is often lost to him. "In spite of that," says Dr. Pennenberg, "we can still repeat the creed in church without doing violence to our personal sincerity as long as we are able to adhere to the intention behind its statements." (Take from jacket cover.).

Evangelical Dictionary of Theology

Author: Walter A. Elwell

Publisher: Baker Academic

ISBN: 0801020751

Category: Religion

Page: 1312

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An updated version of Elwell's Evangelical Dictionary of Theology with articles covering systematic, historical, and philosophical theology as well as theological ethics.

Pannenberg on Evil, Love and God

Author: Mark Hocknull

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317084306

Category: Religion

Page: 244

View: 8243

Pannenberg on Evil, Love and God examines a much-neglected aspect of the theological thought of one of the most original contemporary German theologians, Wolfhart Pannenberg: his theological and philosophical understanding of evil and its relationship to the love of God. The book seeks to correct a widely held misconception that in his theology, Pannenberg has neglected the darker side of the world, concentrating instead on an optimistic picture of the future. This book argues that questions of evil hold a central place throughout Pannenberg’s writing and seeks to draw out the implications of his wrestling with these issues. The Introduction sets the scene by considering the nature of the question of evil and argues that a theological response must be made as part of a global view of the world and not in isolation from other themes. The succeeding chapters develop this theme through a reading of Pannenberg’s theology.

Wolfhart Pannenberg on Human Destiny

Author: Dr Kam Ming Wong

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 1409477878

Category: Religion

Page: 188

View: 5885

Based on one of the greatest living theologians, Wolfhart Pannenberg, this book is the first comprehensive study of 'human destiny'. Mapping out the movement of humanity over the course of its history to its common destiny from creation through sin and ethics to eschatology, the book also examines the extent to which scholars such as Herder have influenced Pannenberg's work in this important area and shows how Pannenberg's project on ethics is related to human destiny.

Counseling Pregnancy, Politics, and Biomedicine

Author: Patricia Elyse Terrell

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135023700

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 348

View: 8580

Examine the impact and importance reproduction and genetics have on religious values Counseling Pregnancy, Politics, and Biomedicine: Empowering Discernment explains the mystery of the God-human relationship so ministers, priests, and pastors can follow the ethics and mechanics of counseling human reproductive health and be informed on issues of religion, medical experimentation, and politics. The unique book is a teaching text and a desktop reference for clergypersons and pastoral care ministers, providing them with information on the sensitive and intimate topic of reproductive health from a Christian worldview so they can advise and empower congregation members to make thoughtful decisions about health care. Counseling Pregnancy, Politics, and Biomedicine examines four disciplines through a Christian point of view: 1) religion based on humanity created in the image of God; 2) different varieties of ethics; 3) systems of law and politics; and 4) philosophies on experimental medicines. Each topic is grounded with its religious background, providing a practical, easy-to-follow path for Christian thinkers. The book also addresses the concerns a religious person might have about health and ministry, what genetic therapy can accomplish, the alternatives to genetic therapy, and how theology, ethics, law, and medicine apply to the issues expectant mothers face. Counseling Pregnancy, Politics, and Biomedicine examines: the major points in recognized ethical theories how Christian principles became part of secular law over time the legal dilemmas involved in protecting the health of pregnant women how and why palliative care is a viable alternative to modern therapies the politics and morality of terminating a pregnancy how to protect women from becoming research “instruments” the moral status of the embryo and much more Counseling Pregnancy, Politics, and Biomedicine explains God’s desire for good health by identifying ways in which Jesus is the example of what it means for every person to be “created in the image of God.” The book is a vital resource for clergypersons and pastoral care ministers.

Flames of Love

Author: Heath Bradley

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 1621897265

Category: Religion

Page: 188

View: 4799

Is hell for real, or will all be saved? What if both are true? It is tempting to settle either for the liberal option of downplaying the judgment of God, or for the conservative option of letting dominant church tradition trump fresh understandings of Scripture. Not settling for either of these popular options, this book offers a clear and compelling response to the question of what hell could be for in a universe created and redeemed by a loving God. The book seeks to articulate a distinctively Christian universalism that highlights the centrality of Christ, coheres with the Scriptures and early church tradition, affirms the reality of divine judgment, and offers motivational grounds for evangelism and holy living. Ultimately, this work is about the Christian struggle to envision the life of the world to come in a way that is faithful to the God in whom love and holiness are forever united.

Trinity and History

Author: Scott P. Rice

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 1532668120

Category: Religion

Page: 218

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How does God relate to the world? What difference does our understanding of God make for conceiving of God’s relation to us? Christian theology has seen a flourishing of activity in response to these questions under a common doctrinal theme: Trinity. That said, proposals for understanding how God relates to the world through the Trinity of God’s being—otherwise known as the relationship between the immanent and the economic Trinity—vary significantly. This book, reflecting on the work of four modern theologians—Dorner, Barth, Pannenberg, and Jenson—offers a set of constructive proposals on key issues relating to the God-world relation, including a way to understand divine immutability without denying God’s living history with others and a trinitarian notion of divine sovereignty that demonstrates how God transcends history from within the structures of time. At each step along the way the author conveys how Trinity opens up a richer, more expansive conception of God’s relation to us. This book shows how Trinity serves the practical work of theology as faith seeking understanding.

Almighty God

Author: Gijsbert van den Brink

Publisher: Peeters Publishers

ISBN: 9789039000243

Category: Philosophy

Page: 316

View: 5704

(Peeters 1993)

Grassroots Asian Theology

Author: Simon Chan

Publisher: InterVarsity Press

ISBN: 0830895442

Category: Religion

Page: 217

View: 6074

A dynamic chapter of church history is now being written in Asia. But the theological inflections at its heart are not well understood by outsiders. Simon Chan explores Asian Christianity at its grassroots, sustaining level and finds a vibrant, implicit theology that is authentically Asian. More than a survey, this is a serious and constructive contribution to Asian theology.