Publisher: Orbis Books
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Drawing on the wisdom and teaching experience of highly respected theologians, the Engaging Theology series builds a firm foundation for graduate study and other ministry formation programs. Each of the six volumes--Scripture, Jesus, God, Discipleship, Anthropology, and Church--is concerned with retrieving, carefully evaluating, and constructively interpreting the Christian tradition. Comprehensive in scope and accessibly written, these volumes, used together or independently, will stimulate rich theological reflection and discussion. More important, the series will create and sustain the passion of the next generation of theologians and church leaders. The word God, said Martin Buber decades ago, is the most heavy-laden of all human words. None has become so soiled, so mutilated. Twenty-first-century discourse and action often perpetuate that lack of reverence. In this volume Joseph Bracken shows us a better way. *⊂ He begins with Christianity's roots in Judaism and the inherent struggle to explain the reality of three persons in God who is one. *⊂ He allows readers to engage in the lively and fruitful trinitarian debates of the early church and discover how the classical doctrine of the Trinity has shaped the church through the centuries. *⊂ He offers a solid theological treatment of the history of the doctrine of God and its relevance for Christians today--for dialogue between Christian men and women, between Christianity and other religions, and between religion and science. Systematic theology at its best, God: Three Who Are One helps us find unexpected unity and consensus in a world full of troubling differences. Along the way, Bracken urges us to pray as well as think and to let rational reflection lead to praise and worship, thereby giving the doctrine of the Trinity its due reverence and care.
Focuses on the idea of communion with God in the work of Puritan theologian John Owen, covering key areas like anthropology, the Trinity, and the Lord's Supper.
The Trinity And Culture is a study of how human cultures relate to transcendence in general and to the Triune God in particular. It surveys the church's understanding of God as Triune. It describes some of the implications which Trinitarian perspectives and values have for culture. It explores the models and mental constructs which Augustine, Pascal and others have developed to express their understandings of the relation of the Triune God to human existence. It suggests that a renewed understanding of the Trinity can provide the church with a paradigm to guide humanity in building its cultures.
There are at least three factors which cannot be ignored in a modern Christology; the problem of history, the impact of Marxism and the rise of the contextual theology, and the new awareness of the value of world religions. The purpose of this book is to look at how these factors can affect the shape of Christology and how Christology can cope with them. This book analyses the perspective, emphasis and structure of the Christologies of Bultmann, post-Bultmannians, liberation theology and minjung theology which have been formed in different cultures. It also establishes a connection between socio-economic liberation and salvation, and examines the relation of Jesus and other saviours in different cultures and religions. Contents: The role of the historical Jesus in Bultmann's Christology - The historical Jesus and the kerygmatic Christ in Kasemann, Fuchs and Ebeling - Liberation and salvation in liberation theology - Relationship between history and faith - Different hermeneutics among Bultmann, post Bultmannians, liberation theology and minjung theology - The historical Jesus and the kerygmatic Christ - The place of Jesus in history - Jesus in Christian tradition and the saviours in other religious traditions.
The author of Everything Belongs and Enneagram introduces a guide to male spirituality that is designed to initiate young men into life's most important lessons--life is hard, you are not that important, life is not about you, you are not in control, and you are going to die. Original.
This famous and beloved prayer, traditionally attributed to Saint Francis, has traveled the world, winning hearts and inspiring minds with its unconditional love.