Confessing The Faith Yesterday And Today

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Author: Alan P. F. Sell
Publisher: Casemate Publishers
ISBN: 0227174194
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Category : Religion
Languages : en
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What is it to confess the Christian faith, and what is the status of formal confessions of faith? How far does the context inform the content of the confession? These questions are addressed in Part One, with reference to the Reformed tradition in general, and to its English and Welsh Dissenting strand in particular. In an adverse political context the Dissenters' plea for toleration under the law was eventually granted. The question of tolerance remains alive in our very different context, and in addition we face the challenge of confessing and commending the faith in an intellectual environment in which many question Christianity's relevance and rebut traditional defences of it. In Part Two it is recognized that Christian confessing is an ecclesial, not simply an individual, calling, and that the one confessing church catholic is visibly divided over doctrine and practice. Suggestions for ameliorating this situation are offered, though the final resolution may be a matter for the eschaton. Until then Christians are called to witness faithfully and to live hopefully as citizens of heaven. In an epilogue the challenges and pitfalls of systematic theology as a discipline involving both confession and commendation are explored.


Confessing The Faith In Asia Today

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Category : Christianity
Languages : en
Pages : 116
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The Westminster Confession In The Church Today

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Author: Alasdair I. C. Heron
Publisher: St Andrew Press
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Category : Confession de Westminster
Languages : en
Pages : 154
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The Faith We Confess

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Author: Jan Milič Lochman
Publisher: Augsburg Fortress Publishing
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Category : Religion
Languages : en
Pages : 274
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Schwarzenau Yesterday And Today

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Author: Lawrence W. Shultz
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Category : Schwarzenau (North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany)
Languages : en
Pages : 111
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Resurrection And Discipleship

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Author: Thorwald Lorenzen
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Pages : 358
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Apostolic Faith Today

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Author: Hans-Georg Link
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ISBN: 9782825408278
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Category : Religion
Languages : en
Pages : 281
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Beginning with the creeds of the ancient church and including confessions of faith from the 16th and 17th centuries, this book focuses on statements which came out of the ecumenical movement of the 20th century. Together they tell the story of a long journey in faith, towards convergence in common confession and unity in action.


Journal Of Ecumenical Studies

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Category : Christian union
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Fundamental Theology

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Author: Heinrich Fries
Publisher: Catholic University of Amer Press
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Category : Religion
Languages : en
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Praise for the German edition: ""A master listener, a master arguer, a master of ecumenical sensitivity, [Fries] is concerned to hand on an existential and reflected experience of the faith, and to make it comprehensible to other men and women as an answer to their questions about the meaning and direction of life . . . thus Fundamental Theology is not just a textbook, but also a book of faith."" --Herder Korrespondenz -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Fundamental theology--with its traditional divisions of faith, revelation, and Church--studies the basic anthropological, philosophical, biblical, and historical foundations of theology. It is the place where theology's religious, intellectual, and cultural presuppositions are mapped out and where individuals can gain an understanding of what is at stake as Catholic theology moves toward its future. Unfortunately, however, theology is seldom taught today in this carefully structured way. Many students and readers of theology have little access to the philosophy and theology of the modern neoscholastic revival that made possible the achievements of the Second Vatican Council and its current reforms. Addressing this need, renowned theologian Heinrich Fries offers what is both a traditionally structured treatment of the basic issues of fundamental theology as they have been modified by Vatican II, and a study of the major ethical, religious, and cultural issues of the late twentieth century. In discussing the many influences at work in Catholic theology, Fries provides the background needed for understanding a bewildering variety of developments and movements, such as neothomism; transcendental thomism; Church reform under Vatican II and liturgical reform; liberation and political theology, and their sibling movements of feminist, womanist, and mujerista theology; inculturation and Christianity's shift from a Eurocentric to a World Church; ecumenism and interreligious dialogue; the tensions between traditionalists and progressives; and, finally, Catholicism's rapproachment with modernity and the challenges of postmodernism. Fries is uniquely qualified to write a fundamental theology. He personally contributed to the great achievements of the Second Vatican Council and since that time has played a leading role in the contemporary development of the theology of revelation and ecumenism. Fundamental Theology was originally published in German in 1985. Now available for the first time in English, it will be an important reference for all theological students and an interesting historical study on Catholic theology for general readers. Born in Germany in 1911, Heinrich Fries was professor at Tubingen and Munich. He resides in Germany and continues to work as a writer and speaker.