A Trinitarian Theology of Religions

A Trinitarian Theology of Religions Author Gerald R. McDermott
ISBN-10 9780199751822
Release 2014
Pages 331
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Over the last four decades, evangelical scholars have shown growing interest in other religions and their differing theologies. The result has been consensus on some issues and controversy over others, as scholars seek answers to essential questions: How are we to think about and relate to other religions, be open to the Spirit, and at the same time remain evangelical and orthodox? Gerald R. McDermott and Harold A. Netland offer a map of the terrain, describe new territory, and warnof hazardous journeys taken by some writers in exploring these issues. This volume offers critiques of a variety of theologians and religious studies scholars, including evangelicals, but it also challenges evangelicals to move beyond parochial positions. It is both a manifesto and a research program, critically evaluating the last forty years of Christian treatments of religious others, and proposing a comprehensive direction for the future. It addresses issues relating to the religions in both systematic theology and missiology - taking up long-debated questions such as contextualization, salvation, revelation, the relationship between culture and religion, conversion, social action, and ecumenism. The book concludes with responses from four leading thinkers of African, Asian, and European backgrounds: Veli-Matti Karkkainen, Vinoth Ramachandra, Lamin Sanneh, and Christine Schirrmacher.

Towards a Trinitarian Theology of Religions

Towards a Trinitarian Theology of Religions Author Pan-Chiu Lai
ISBN-10 9039000255
Release 1994-01-01
Pages 181
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The Depth of the Riches

The Depth of the Riches Author S. Mark Heim
ISBN-10 0802847587
Release 2001
Pages 312
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The author outlines a new paradigm for establishing Christian dialogue with other religions, emphasizing pluralism and stronger interfaith relations. Original.

Trinity and Religious Pluralism

Trinity and Religious Pluralism Author Veli-Matti Kärkkäinen
ISBN-10 9781351877510
Release 2017-09-29
Pages 204
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The doctrine of the Trinity is one of the most distinguishing marks of Christian faith. This is the first book to present an overview of the role of the Trinity in Christian theology in relation to religious pluralism and other religions. Approaching the study of the relationship between Christianity and other religions from the perspective of the Trinity, this book surveys all the major contributions to the topic by leading theologians at the international and ecumenical level. Veli-Matti Karkkainen points to future challenges and areas in need of development, examining in detail a case study exploring how the Catholic Church has responded to Islam from the perspective of the Trinity. Students of theology and religious studies will find this an invaluable text for courses that discuss religious pluralism and Christianity's relation to other religions. Pastors, other Christian workers, and academics will also find it a handy reference tool for teaching and further study.

An Introduction to the Theology of Religions

An Introduction to the Theology of Religions Author Veli-Matti Kärkkäinen
ISBN-10 9780830874408
Release 2009-09-20
Pages 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 Divine Mother a trinitarian theology of the Holy Spirit

The Divine Mother  a trinitarian theology of the Holy Spirit Author Donald L. Gelpi
ISBN-10 UOM:39015009096531
Release 1984-11
Pages 245
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The Messianic Disruption of Trinitarian Theology

The Messianic Disruption of Trinitarian Theology Author Kornel Zathureczky
ISBN-10 0739131524
Release 2009-03-16
Pages 190
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The unsettling context of late modernity, a terrain of an infinite fragmentation of life, poses a challenge to Christianity to rearticulate its defining doctrine of the Trinity. Christianity's initial messianic weakness_in that its canonical writings attest to a universal message of redemption for the victims of Empire_was subverted into the strong theology of the Empire. This book demonstrates that Trinitarian discourse was profoundly implicated in this development as it essentially absorbed and took the bite out of the messianic language of the early Christian movement. Zathureczky proposes a retrieval of the messianic discourse of Christianity by way of recapturing its redemptive weakness. Relying on an elective affinity between Walter Benjamin's messianism and JYrgen Moltmann Trinitarianism, he attempts to recapture the 'weakness' and fragility of the language of the initial messianic impulse of the Christian community. The resulting 'weak' Trinitarianism retains the basic character of Christianity as a Trinitarian faith, but now Trinitarian discourse about God is simultaneously messianic discourse, a language that is attuned to give voice to the damaged lives and alienating conditions of our contemporary context.

Freedom and Necessity in Modern Trinitarian Theology

Freedom and Necessity in Modern Trinitarian Theology Author Brandon Gallaher
ISBN-10 9780198744603
Release 2016-04-28
Pages 320
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Freedom and Necessity in Modern Trinitarian Theology examines the tension between God and the world through a constructive reading of the Trinitarian theologies and Christologies of Sergii Bulgakov (1871-1944), Karl Barth (1886-1968), and Hans Urs von Balthasar (1905-1988). It focuses on what is called "the problematic of divine freedom and necessity" and the response of the writers. "Problematic" refers to God being simultaneously radically free and utterly bound to creation. God did not need to create and redeem the world in Christ. It is a contingent free gift. Yet, on the other side of a dialectic, he also has eternally determined himself to be God as Jesus Christ. He must create and redeem the world to be God as he has so determined. In this way the world is given a certain "free necessity" by him because if there were no world then there would be no Christ. A spectrum of different concepts of freedom and necessity and a theological ideal of a balance between the same are outlined and then used to illumine the writers and to articulate a constructive response to the problematic. Brandon Gallaher shows that the classical Christian understanding of God having a non-necessary relationship to the world and divine freedom being a sheer assertion of God's will must be completely rethought. Gallaher proposes a Trinitarian, Christocentric, and cruciform vision of divine freedom. God is free as eternally self-giving, self-emptying and self-receiving love. The work concludes with a contemporary theology of divine freedom founded on divine election.

Toward a Trinitarian Theology of Liturgical Participation

Toward a Trinitarian Theology of Liturgical Participation Author R. Gabriel Pivarnik
ISBN-10 9780814662601
Release 2013-01-01
Pages 280
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Half a century after the Second Vatican Council called for the active participation of the laity in the liturgy, a comprehensive theology of what liturgical participation actually means remains elusive. While most sacramental studies have highlighted the role and action of Christ, the conciliar reform and the theology that emanated from it call for a deeper trinitarian understanding of the liturgy and sacraments. In this fascinating new work, Gabriel Pivarnik identifies the major theological developments in the concept of active participation of the last century, most notably in Mediator Dei and the Vatican II documents. He also considers the reception of those developments. Drawing especially on the work of Cipriano Vagaggini and Edward Kilmartin, Pivarnik offers a lucid demonstration of how liturgical participation can be viewed in metaphysical, soteriological, and ecclesiological terms through the lens of a trinitarian narrative. R. Gabriel Pivarnik, OP, teaches theology at Providence College, where he also serves as director of the Center for Catholic and Dominican Studies.

King Priest and Prophet

King  Priest  and Prophet Author Robert J. Sherman
ISBN-10 9780567025609
Release 2004-03-02
Pages 304
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Offers a well-nuanced and well-grounded constructive theology of Trinitarian atonement.

Recent Developments in Trinitarian Theology

Recent Developments in Trinitarian Theology Author Christophe Chalamet
ISBN-10 9781451470406
Release 2014-07-01
Pages 171
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Recent Developments in Trinitarian Theology explores the major renaissance that Trinitarian theology has undergone in recent decades. The focus of this symposium is the role English-language theology plays in the renewal of Trinitarian theology. Its purpose is twofold: to gather international thinkers to present the major developments in Trinitarian theology and to show how Trinitarian theology can contribute to new thinking in contemporary systematic and critical fields, including political theology and the theology of religions.

Rethinking the Trinity and Religious Pluralism

Rethinking the Trinity and Religious Pluralism Author Keith E. Johnson
ISBN-10 9780830839025
Release 2011-09-02
Pages 286
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Founding his argument on a close reading of St. Augustine s De Trinitate, Keith Johnson critiques four recent attempts to construct a pluralistic theology of religions out of the orthodox doctrine of the Trinity.

The Promise of Trinitarian Theology

The Promise of Trinitarian Theology Author Colin E. Gunton
ISBN-10 9780567265821
Release 2003-10-06
Pages 252
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A reissue of a brilliant and accessible introduction to Trinitarian thought. Colin Gunton argues that the theology of the Trinity has profound implications for all dimensions of human life. Central to his work is his argument that the doctrine should offer ways of articulating the being of God and of the world so that we may be better able to live before God and with each other.

Trinitarian Theology and Power Relations

Trinitarian Theology and Power Relations Author M. Minister
ISBN-10 9781137464781
Release 2014-11-06
Pages 224
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This text crafts a trinitarian theology that reorients theology from presumptions about the immateriality of the Trinity toward the places where the Trinity matters—material bodies in historical contexts and the intersecting ways political and theological power structures normalize and marginalize bodies on the basis of material difference.

The Trinitarian Theology of St Thomas Aquinas

The Trinitarian Theology of St Thomas Aquinas Author Gilles Emery
ISBN-10 0199206821
Release 2007-02-15
Pages 440
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A historical and systematic introduction to what the medieval philosopher and theologian Thomas Aquinas wrote about the Trinity. By focusing on the thought of one of the greatest defenders of the doctrine of the Trinity, Gilles Emery OP elucidates the classical Christian understanding of God.

The Social God and the Relational Self

The Social God and the Relational Self Author Stanley J. Grenz
ISBN-10 066422203X
Release 2001
Pages 345
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In this, the first of a six-volume contribution to systematic theology, Grenz creatively extends the insights of contemporary Trinitarian thought to theological anthropology. "The Social God and the Relational Self" is an example of theological construction as an ongoing conversation involving biblical texts, the theological heritage of the Christian tradition, and the contemporary historical-social context.

The Power of God

The Power of God Author Michel R. Barnes
ISBN-10 9780813209296
Release 2001-05-01
Pages 333
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This study will be useful for those who study the development of the doctrine of the Trinity, as well as those who are interested in the role of scriptural and philosophical resources in Christian theology. Fi