Category: Christian Theology

  • Download Questions of Faith: A Skeptical Affirmation of Christianity by Peter Berger PDF

    By Peter Berger

    top spiritual and cultural commentator, Peter Berger, explores how and what we will think nowa days.

    • Deals truly with questions equivalent to ‘Does God exist? What was once so specific approximately Jesus? How can one be Christian in a pluralistic society?
    • Structured round key words from the Apostles’ Creed.
    • Draws at the Christian theological culture and the paintings of alternative correct thinkers, akin to Freud and Simone Weil.
    • The writer takes the placement of an open-minded sceptic, exploring his personal beliefs.
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  • Download Human and Divine Being: A Study on the Theological by Donald Wallenfang,John C. Cavadini PDF

    By Donald Wallenfang,John C. Cavadini

    not anything is extra risky to be misunderstood than the query, "What is the human being?" In an period while this query is not just being misunderstood yet even forgotten, knowledge added by way of the nice thinkers and mystics of the earlier has to be recovered. Edith Stein (1891-1942), a Jewish Carmelite mystical thinker, bargains nice promise to renew asking the query of the person. In Human and Divine Being, Donald Wallenfang bargains a complete precis of the theological anthropology of this heroic martyr to fact. starting with the topic of human vocation, Wallenfang leads the reader via a labyrinth of philosophical and theological vignettes: non secular being, the human soul, fabric being, empathy, the common sense of the go, and the that means of discomfort. The query of the man or woman is requested in mild of divine being by way of harnessing the fertile rigidity among the equipment of phenomenology and metaphysics. Stein spurs us directly to a rendezvous with the movement of "perennial philosophy" that has watered the panorama of proposal on the grounds that wide awake time begun. after all, the which means of man or woman is thrown into sharp reduction opposed to the darkness of all that's not authentically human.

    "Donald Wallenfang has up his magnificent ebook on sacramental theology with an both marvelous ebook at the theological anthropology of Edith Stein. . . . Without any disservice to the complexity and profundity of Stein's suggestion, Wallenfang has repurposed her to talk significantly and with a bit of luck to our postmodern state of affairs. Wallenfang keeps to teach himself to be a deep Catholic philosopher useful of our attention."
    --Cyril O'Regan, Huisking Professor of Theology, college of Notre Dame

    "Wallenfang's publication offers with a vital subject in Edith Stein's investigations. studying the that means of man or woman and divine Being, the writer pinpoints the most point of Stein's learn ranging from her phenomenological analyses so far as her publication on theological anthropology and underscoring the impact of St. Thomas Aquinas on her interpretation of the connection among guy and God. In my opinion, Wallenfang's publication should be a contribution to the data of Edith Stein's philosophical and theological thought."
    --Angela Ales Bello, Professor Emeritus of heritage of latest Philosophy and Phenomenology of faith, Lateran University

    Donald Wallenfang, Emmanuel Mary of the go, is an earthly Discalced Carmelite and Assistant Professor of Theology at Walsh collage in North Canton, Ohio. he's the writer of Dialectical Anatomy of the Eucharist: An Etude in Phenomenology (Cascade, 2017).
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  • Download Fundamentalism and Gender: Scripture, Body, Community by Ulrike Auga,Christina von Braun,Claudia Bruns,Jana Husmann PDF

    By Ulrike Auga,Christina von Braun,Claudia Bruns,Jana Husmann

    This anthology addresses the subject of “fundamentalism and gender” from inter- and trans-disciplinary views. by means of concerning 3 significant themes—“Literalism, faith, and Science,” “Nation, nation, and Community,” and “Body, lifestyles, and Biopolitics”—the ebook specializes in the analytical diversification of the time period “fundamentalism” and on intersections among faith, gender, sexuality, race, and country. foreign students in cultural heritage and concept, non secular stories, Christian theologies, Islamic reviews, heritage, social sciences, anthropology, comparative literature, and ladies and gender stories learn the ancient and present specifics of non secular in addition to of secular different types of fundamentalism. additionally they take a serious examine the Western discourse approximately spiritual fundamentalism and the ambivalent function feminism performs during this context, contemplating questions similar to, Why do all spiritual fundamentalisms declare normalizing definitions of sexuality, gender roles, and intergender family? In what method do gender and sexual politics play a job in secular feedback of spiritual fundamentalism? and the way are different types of secular fundamentalism characterised through gender constructs and sexual politics?

    Fundamentalism and Gender boldly debunks the typical pairs of secular/progressive, religious/conservative and provides as an alternative an surprisingly refined and masses welcome research of gender, sexuality, and faith for either scholarly and well known audiences. From wide-ranging views on faith, technological know-how, and politics, the authors daringly extra our figuring out of the formation of contemporary spiritual and secular wisdom and examine how race, nationality, and sophistication give a contribution to either. a unprecedented achievement.”
    —Marcia Pally, Multilingual Multicultural stories, long island University

    “By bringing jointly a popular workforce of students, Fundamentalism and Gender presents a brand new and complex research of 2 serious key words that either complicate and remove darkness from one another. This e-book will foster dialogue a couple of host of subject matters, definitely together with scripture, physique, and group, but additionally environment in movement phrases like secularism, nationalism, literalism, technological know-how and biopolitics. due to the intelligence of either the editors and individuals, the conversations sparked by means of this booklet will movement our pondering forward.”
    —Janet Jakobsen, Ann Whitney Olin Professor of Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality reviews, Barnard university, Columbia University

    Ulrike Auga, Professor of spiritual reviews, Intercultural Theology, Ecumenics and Gender on the college of Theology, Humboldt college, Berlin.

    Christina von Braun, Professor Emerita of Gender and background on the Institute for Cultural historical past and conception, Humboldt college, Berlin; Head of the guts for Jewish experiences Berlin-Brandenburg.

    Claudia Bruns, Professor for heritage of information and Gender on the Institute for Cultural historical past and conception, Humboldt college, Berlin.

    Jana Husmann, Postdoctoral Researcher and Lecturer in Gender reviews and Cultural heritage and idea, Berlin.
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  • Download The Cambridge Companion to the Trinity (Cambridge Companions by Peter C. Phan PDF

    By Peter C. Phan

    How do Christians reconcile their trust in a single God with the idea that of 3 divine 'persons'? This spouse offers an summary of ways the Christian doctrine of the Trinity has been understood and articulated within the final thousand years. The Trinitarian theologies of key theologians, from the hot testomony to the 20th century, are conscientiously tested and the doctrine of the Trinity is introduced into discussion with non-Christian religions in addition to with different Christian ideals. Authors from various denominational backgrounds discover the significance of Trinitarian concept, finding the Trinity in the wider context of systematic theology. modern theology has obvious a common revival of the doctrine of the Trinity and this booklet comprises the newest advancements within the scholarship.
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  • Download Theology as Construction of Piety: An African Perspective by David T. Ngong PDF

    By David T. Ngong

    This publication argues basic function of theological discourses is to build piety or spirituality. if that is so, theologians have to continually inquire into the type of piety or spirituality which their paintings may well build. Drawing from a few very important moments within the improvement of Christian theology, similar to the advance of the Christian doctrine of God within the early church, the function of fabric issues within the Christianity of medieval Europe, a few parts of up to date postliberal theology, and the theology of inculturation in Africa, the ebook argues that theological discourses that seem to be orthodox and harmless may very well build types of piety which can slash human flourishing. The publication for that reason demands an ethics of theology meant to make sure that the theologies we build assist in constructing a piety that's conducive to human flourishing within the sleek international, in particular for Africans, who've suffered and proceed to endure unspeakable dehumanization. The booklet proposes theology which could give a contribution to the flourishing of Africans within the smooth international is one who constructs an interdisciplinary spirituality that takes either the non secular and the clinical seriously.

    “This is a clean, readable, and ‘a needs to learn’ theological standpoint developed in discussion with a desirable solid of theological and moral voices of our time.”
    —Elias okay. Bongmba, Harry and Hazel Chair in Christian Theology, Professor of spiritual reviews, Rice collage, Texas

    “In Theology as building of Piety Ngong provides a desirable e-book that interrogates and enhances African inculturation and liberation theologies. by way of deciding on the ‘ethics of theology’ Ngong places his finger at the ‘more’ that's required of African theologies and describes the ‘future’ of Christian theology within the continent of Africa. . . . This medical procedure is consonant with the original Christian narrative and the versatile indigenous African world-vision.”
    —Elochukwu E. Uzukwu, Duquesne college, Theology division, Pennsylvania

    David T. Ngong is initially from Cameroon, Africa, and is Assistant Professor of faith and Theology at Stillman university in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. he's the writer of The Holy Spirit and Salvation in African Christian Theology (2010).
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  • Download Mysterium Paschale by Hans Urs von Balthasar,Aidan Nichols PDF

    By Hans Urs von Balthasar,Aidan Nichols

    this is often an account, straight away carefully theological and warmly devotional, of the loss of life and resurrection of Christ, and their importance for the Christian existence. Von Balthasar deals sharp insights into a few present controversies—for instance, the 'bodiliness' of the Resurrection—and non secular notion for the yr around. This scholarly mirrored image of the climax of the Christian yr is a longtime vintage of latest Catholic theology.
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  • Download People and Place: A Covenant Ecclesiology by Michael S. Horton PDF

    By Michael S. Horton

    In this ultimate quantity of a four-volume sequence, Michael Horton explores the starting place, undertaking, and future of the church throughout the lens of covenantal theology. Arguing that the heritage of Israel and the covenant of grace give you the right context for brand new testomony ecclesiology, Horton then exhibits how the church is constituted in the course of the ascension of Christ, the Pentecost, and the Parousia and the way it keeps to dwell by means of the be aware and sacraments. Horton's aim is to illustrate the opportunity of a covenantal version for integrating the topics of the church as humans and as position, with an pressing trouble for modern practice.

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  • Download The Great Fraud: Unveiling the Discrepancies of the by Walter C. Harris Sr. PDF

    By Walter C. Harris Sr.

    IN HIS DEBUT LITERARY BOMBSHELL, Reverend Walter C. Harris, Sr., pastor of the Carey Tercentenary A.M.E. Church of Chicago, does a gorgeous instigative research of the Jehovah’s Witnesses association (JWO) from either doctrinal and organizational views. Married to a loyal Jehovah’s Witness for over thirty years, Pastor Harris packs a strong one-two punch of his own reviews with his apologetic prowess to critique the inconsistencies and discrepancies taught via the Watch Tower Bible and tune Society. during this informative booklet, Pastor Harris uncovers the JWO’s recruitment strategies and their method to continue fans through forbidding them to learn Christian literature, have a good time vacations or birthdays, and indoctrinating them via their very own corrupted New global Translation of the Bible. you can be astonished of the way a doubtless risk free association with its military of door-to-door evangelists, is destroying numerous lives lower than the guise of being the “true witnesses” of Jehovah. This e-book was once in particular written for a person making plans to hitch, or for a person aspiring to get away, the clutches of the Jehovah’s Witnesses association. with no wisdom, humans will perish. Thank God for Pastor Harris’ years of up-close observation—now anyone could make an educated determination sooner than being taken in via the “great fraud.”

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