A Theology in Outline

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A Theology in Outline is book by N.a, publish by Oxford University Press with 176 pages. You can read book online free by subscribe to Kindle Unlimited or direct download from the alternative source.
  • Author : N.a
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Isbn : : 0190214600
  • Pages : 176
  • Category : Religion

A Theology in Outline: Can These Bones Live? began with an undergraduate course taught by Robert W. Jenson at Princeton University in the spring of 2008. Based on a series of twenty-three course lectures, it offers a concise and accessible overview of Christian theology while retaining the atmosphere of Jenson's classroom. Much as does Jenson's Systematic Theology, A Theology in Outline treats a standard sequence of doctrines in Christian theology--God, Trinity, creation, humanity, sin, salvation, church, among others. However, its organizing principle and leitmotiv are less traditional. Reflecting his recent interest in theological interpretation of scripture, Jenson frames the whole of Christian theology as a response to the question posed to the prophet Ezekiel: "Son of man, can these bones live?" For Jenson, to ask this question is to ask whether Christian theology itself is a pile of dead bones. Can the story that God lives with his people be told today? From first to last the chapters of this book proceed under the impelling pressure of this question. They thus comprise a single sequence of illustrative conversations for the purpose of introducing beginners to Christian theology.

Old Testament Theology in Outline

Book of Old Testament Theology in Outline
  • Author : Walther Zimmerli
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Isbn : : 0567633861
  • Pages : 258
  • Category : Religion

During the period that the Old Testament came into being, Israel, from who whose world the documents contained in the Old Testament derive, underwent many changes, especially in its sociological structures. Such changes produce changes in liturgical life, resulting finally in the elimination of a multiplicity of sanctuaries and focusing on Jerusalem.Walther Zimmerli suggests that a presentation of Old Testament theology cannot close its eyes to all this movement and change. This classic study expertly outlines the essential religious structures and tensions of the Old Testament.

A Theology of Justice in Exodus

Book of A Theology of Justice in Exodus
  • Author : Nathan Bills
  • Publisher : Penn State Press
  • Isbn : : 1646020715
  • Pages : 294
  • Category : Religion

This book traces the theme of justice throughout the narrative of Exodus in order to explicate how yhwh’s reclamation of Israel for service-worship reveals a distinct theological ethic of justice grounded in yhwh’s character and Israel’s calling within yhwh’s creational agenda. Adopting a synchronic, text-immanent interpretive strategy that focuses on canonical and inner-biblical connections, Nathan Bills identifies two overlapping motifs that illuminate the theme of justice in Exodus. First, Bills considers the importance of Israel’s creation traditions for grounding Exodus’s theology of justice. Reading Exodus against the backdrop of creation theology and as a continuation of the plot of Genesis, Bills shows that the ethical disposition of justice imprinted on Israel in Exodus is an application of yhwh’s creational agenda of justice. Second, Bills identifies an educational agenda woven throughout the text. The narrative gives heightened attention to the way yhwh catechizes Israel in what it means to be the particular beneficiary and creational emissary of yhwh’s justice. These interpretative lenses of creation theology and pedagogy help to explain why Israel’s salvation and shaping embody a programmatic applicability of yhwh’s justice for the wider world. This volume will be of substantial interest to divinity students and religious professionals interested in the themes of exodus, exile, and return.

Old Testament Theology in a Canonical Context

Book of Old Testament Theology in a Canonical Context
  • Author : Brevard S. Childs
  • Publisher : Fortress Press
  • Isbn : : 9781451404524
  • Pages : 255
  • Category : Religion

In this important work, Child's thesis is that a canonical approach to the scriptures of the Old Testament opens up new possibilities for exploring the theological dimensions of the biblical text.

A Theology for the Social Gospel

Book of A Theology for the Social Gospel
  • Author : Walter Rauschenbusch
  • Publisher : Wipf and Stock Publishers
  • Isbn : : 1579100228
  • Pages : 290
  • Category : Religion

Four lectures delivered in 1917 to the Yale School of Religion presented here in elaborated form by one of the foremost leaders of the ÒSocial Gospel Movement.Ó In ÒA Theology for the Social GospelÓ, Rauschenbusch lays out the theological roots of Protestant social activism prevalent in the early part of this century. He explores central theological issues of the Christian faith: the nature of sin and evil, baptism and the Lord's Supper.

Theology as Revisionary Metaphysics

Book of Theology as Revisionary Metaphysics
  • Author : Robert W. Jenson
  • Publisher : Wipf and Stock Publishers
  • Isbn : : 1630873802
  • Pages : 242
  • Category : Religion

Modern Protestant theology has tended to shun metaphysics. The philosophical underpinnings of our theological traditions have cracked under the weight of modern scrutiny. Robert Jenson is a theologian who has embraced the critique of inherited metaphysics, but who then finds contained within the gospel itself the basis for further and more specific critiques: the story of Jesus of Nazareth. Jenson argues that the appropriate response of theology to the contemporary situation is not to reject metaphysics, but to develop new and more radical metaphysical proposals. For several decades now, he has been pursuing a theological program of "revisionary metaphysics"--an attempt to speak about the gospel in a society more and more characterized by epistemological disquiet. Gathered together in this volume is a collection of his proposals for theology laboring under this task of revisionary metaphysics.

Ramified Natural Theology in Science and Religion

Book of Ramified Natural Theology in Science and Religion
  • Author : Rodney Holder
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Isbn : : 1000205789
  • Pages : 245
  • Category : Religion

This book offers a rationale for a new ‘ramified natural theology’ that is in dialogue with both science and historical-critical study of the Bible. Traditionally, knowledge of God has been seen to come from two sources, nature and revelation. However, a rigid separation between these sources cannot be maintained, since what purports to be revelation cannot be accepted without qualification: rational argument is needed to infer both the existence of God from nature and the particular truth claims of the Christian faith from the Bible. Hence the distinction between ‘bare natural theology’ and ‘ramified natural theology.’ The book begins with bare natural theology as background to its main focus on ramified natural theology. Bayesian confirmation theory is utilised to evaluate competing hypotheses in both cases, in a similar manner to that by which competing hypotheses in science can be evaluated on the basis of empirical data. In this way a case is built up for the rationality of a Christian theist worldview. Addressing issues of science, theology and revelation in a new framework, this book will be of keen interest to scholars working in Religion and Science, Natural Theology, Philosophy of Religion, Biblical Studies, Systematic Theology, and Science and Culture.

Trinitarian Ontology and Israel in Robert W. Jenson's Theology

Book of Trinitarian Ontology and Israel in Robert W. Jenson's Theology
  • Author : Sang Hoon Lee
  • Publisher : Wipf and Stock Publishers
  • Isbn : : 1498294642
  • Pages : 206
  • Category : Religion

Can Christian theology overcome its long-standing supersessionism without diluting its Trinitarian faith? Can Christian faith remain genuinely Christian when it fails to recognize the covenantal significance of the Jews? In his later career, leading Trinitarian theologian Robert Jenson's theology moves in a post-supersessionistic direction. That said, the conceptual nexus between his Trinitarian theology and his post-supersessionism is not always patent on the surface of his texts. In this book, Lee traces the post-supersessionistic development of Jenson's Trinitarian theology and uncovers the reasons why Jenson's Trinitarian theology sets out to embrace the existence of the Jews. This book seeks to show that Jenson's revisionary--historicized, "carnalized," hermeneutical, and eschatological--Trinitarian ontology allows for genuine confession of the eternal triune God as the God of Israel, and that it thereby lays a firm basis for a properly Christian post-supersessionism.

Brief Outline of the Study of Theology

Book of Brief Outline of the Study of Theology
  • Author : Friedrich Schleiermacher
  • Publisher : Wipf and Stock Publishers
  • Isbn : : 1556357117
  • Pages : 236
  • Category : Religion

A Theology for Christian Education

Book of A Theology for Christian Education
  • Author : James R. Estep,Michael Anthony,Greg Allison
  • Publisher : B&H Publishing Group
  • Isbn : : 0805464557
  • Pages : 320
  • Category : Religion

What is “Christian” about Christian education; how is it different from on-Christian education? A Theology for Christian Education examines this question in depth and argues that the doctrines of systematic theology should drive the content, purpose, and methods of the educational program of the c hurch. The book states: “Christian education is distinct from other kinds of education in that its aim is the transformation of the whole person into the likeness of Christ (Col. 1 :28). Christian education is the process of accomplishing this aim.” A Theology for Christian Education dedicates chapters to examining particular doctrines and their implications for Christian education. It is the only serious academic text to offer a systematic presentation of the intersection of theology and Christian education from a conservative evangelical perspective.

The Pastor in a Secular Age (Ministry in a Secular Age Book #2)

Book of The Pastor in a Secular Age (Ministry in a Secular Age Book #2)
  • Author : Andrew Root
  • Publisher : Baker Academic
  • Isbn : : 149341822X
  • Pages : 320
  • Category : Religion

In Faith Formation in a Secular Age, the first book in his Ministry in a Secular Age trilogy, Andrew Root offered an alternative take on the issue of youth drifting away from the church and articulated how faith can be formed in our secular age. In The Pastor in a Secular Age, Root explores how this secular age has impacted the identity and practice of the pastor, obscuring his or her core vocation: to call and assist others into the experience of ministry. Using examples of pastors throughout history--from Augustine and Jonathan Edwards to Martin Luther King Jr. and Nadia Bolz-Weber--Root shows how pastors have both perpetuated and responded to our secular age. Root turns to Old Testament texts and to the theology of Robert Jenson to explain how pastors can regain the important role of attending to people's experiences of divine action, offering a new vision for pastoral ministry today.

The Problem of the Process of Transmission in the Pentateuch

Book of The Problem of the Process of Transmission in the Pentateuch
  • Author : Rolf Rendtorff
  • Publisher : A&C Black
  • Isbn : : 0567610497
  • Pages : 240
  • Category : Religion

Rolf Rendtorff is interested above all in the process by which the Pentateuch reached the form in which it now lies before us. He concludes that the classic Documentary Hypothesis has been tried in the fire and found wanting, and traces briefly the scholarly path that led him to this conclusion. His approach has been met with strong disagreement, cautious agreement, and, in some quarters, relief and readiness to look for other ways than that of the documentary hypothesis to explain the formation of the Pentateuch. It is certain, however, that scholars of the Pentateuch cannot ignore Rendtorff's important volume.

Evangelical Theology, Second Edition

Book of Evangelical Theology, Second Edition
  • Author : Michael F. Bird
  • Publisher : Zondervan Academic
  • Isbn : : 0310093988
  • Pages : 960
  • Category : Religion

Gospel-Centered Theology for Today Evangelical Theology, Second Edition helps today's readers understand and practice the doctrines of the Christian faith by presenting a gospel-centered theology that is accessible, rigorous, and balanced. According author Michael Bird the gospel is the fulcrum of Christian doctrine; the gospel is where God meets us and where we introduce the world to God. And as such, an authentically evangelical theology is the working out of the gospel in the various doctrines of Christian theology. The text helps readers learn the essentials of Christian theology through several key features, including: A "What to Take Home" section at end of every part that gives readers a run-down on all the important things they need to know. Tables, sidebars, and questions for discussion to help reinforce key ideas and concepts A "Comic Belief" section, since reading theology can often be dry and cerebral, so that readers enjoy their learning experience through some theological humor added for good measure. Now in its second edition, Evangelical Theology has proven itself in classrooms around the world as resource that helps readers not only understand the vital doctrines of Christian theology but one that shows them how the gospel should shape how they think, pray, preach, teach, and minister in the world.

A Model for Evangelical Theology

Book of A Model for Evangelical Theology
  • Author : Graham McFarlane
  • Publisher : Baker Academic
  • Isbn : : 1493422367
  • Pages : 320
  • Category : Religion

Written by a skilled theologian with over two decades of classroom experience, this introduction to evangelical theology explains how connecting to five sources of Christian theology--Scripture, tradition, reason, experience, and community--leads to a richer and deeper understanding of the faith. Graham McFarlane calls this the "evangelical quintilateral," which he recommends as a helpful rubric for teaching theology. This integrative model introduces students to the sources, themes, tasks, and goals of evangelical theology, making the book ideal for introductory theology courses.

Christ the Light

Book of Christ the Light
  • Author : David L. Whidden III
  • Publisher : Fortress Press
  • Isbn : : 1451472323
  • Pages : 224
  • Category : Religion

In Christ the Light, Whidden argues that illumination is a critical systematic motif in Aquinas’ theology, one that involves the nature of truth, knowledge, and God; at the root, Aquinas’ theology of light, or illumination, is Christological, grounding human knowledge of God and eschatological beatitude. This volume establishes the theological network formed by the crucial motif of light/illumination in Aquinas, from how theology operates to the systematic, sacramental, and moral coordinates in Aquinas’ theology.


Book of Revelation
  • Author : N.a
  • Publisher : Canongate Books
  • Isbn : : 0857861018
  • Pages : 64
  • Category : Bibles

The final book of the Bible, Revelation prophesies the ultimate judgement of mankind in a series of allegorical visions, grisly images and numerological predictions. According to these, empires will fall, the "Beast" will be destroyed and Christ will rule a new Jerusalem. With an introduction by Will Self.

Dictionary Of Modern American Philosophers

Book of Dictionary Of Modern American Philosophers
  • Author : John R. Shook
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Isbn : : 1847144705
  • Pages : 2000
  • Category : Philosophy

The Dictionary of Modern American Philosophers includes both academic and non-academic philosophers, and a large number of female and minority thinkers whose work has been neglected. It includes those intellectuals involved in the development of psychology, pedagogy, sociology, anthropology, education, theology, political science, and several other fields, before these disciplines came to be considered distinct from philosophy in the late nineteenth century. Each entry contains a short biography of the writer, an exposition and analysis of his or her doctrines and ideas, a bibliography of writings, and suggestions for further reading. While all the major post-Civil War philosophers are present, the most valuable feature of this dictionary is its coverage of a huge range of less well-known writers, including hundreds of presently obscure thinkers. In many cases, the Dictionary of Modern American Philosophers offers the first scholarly treatment of the life and work of certain writers. This book will be an indispensable reference work for scholars working on almost any aspect of modern American thought.

Biblical Theology

Book of Biblical Theology
  • Author : Carey Walsh,Mark W. Elliott
  • Publisher : Wipf and Stock Publishers
  • Isbn : : 1498234445
  • Pages : 244
  • Category : Religion

This book offers two things in particular: first, these are papers that have been commented on and re-worked in the context of a set of lively sessions from (International) SBL conferences from 2012 to 2014 (Amsterdam, St. Andrews, Vienna). Second, they offer an insight into the origins of the discipline as one which became conscious of itself in the early modern era and the turn to history and the analysis of texts, to offer something exegetical and synthetic. The fresh wind that the enterprise received in the latter part of the twentieth century is the focus of the second part of the volume, which describes the recent activity up to the present "state of the question." The third part takes a step further to anticipate the way forward for the discipline in an era where "canon"--but also "Scripture" and "theology"--seem to be alien terms, and where other ideologies are advanced in the name of neutrality. Biblical Theology will aim to be true to the evidence of the text: it will not always see clearly, but it will rely on the best of biblical criticism and theological discernment to help it. That is the spirit with which this present volume is imbued.

The Acts of the Apostles

Book of The Acts of the Apostles
  • Author : P.D. James
  • Publisher : Canongate Books
  • Isbn : : 0857861077
  • Pages : 96
  • Category : Bibles

Acts is the sequel to Luke's gospel and tells the story of Jesus's followers during the 30 years after his death. It describes how the 12 apostles, formerly Jesus's disciples, spread the message of Christianity throughout the Mediterranean against a background of persecution. With an introduction by P.D. James

The Concept of Biblical Theology

Book of The Concept of Biblical Theology
  • Author : James Barr
  • Publisher : Fortress Press
  • Isbn : : 9781451410259
  • Pages : 715
  • Category : Religion

A major overview and provocative analysis from a premier Old Testament scholar.