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Christian Theology : an Introduction.

Publisher: Newark : John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated, 2016. ©2017
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Christian Theology : An Introduction.
Newark : John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated, ©2016
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
ISBN: 9781118869567 1118869567
OCLC Number: 1048391658
Notes: Athanasius (c.293-373): Jesus Christ as God incarnate.
Description: 1 online resource (519 pages)
Contents: Christian Theology: An Introduction --
Brief Contents --
Contents --
List of Illustrations --
Preface --
To the Student: How to Use This Book --
To the Teacher: How to Use This Book --
The Structure of the Book: The Fifth and Sixth Editions Compared --
Video and Audio Resources --
Part I: Landmarks: Periods, Themes, and Personalities of Christian Theology --
Introduction --
1: The Patristic Period, c.100-c.700 --
The Early Centers of Theological Activity --
An Overview of the Patristic Period --
A clarification of terms --
The theological agenda of the period --
Key Theologians --
Justin Martyr (c.100-c.165) --
Irenaeus of Lyons (c.130-c.202) --
Tertullian (c.160-c.220) --
Origen (c.185-c.254) --
Cyprian of Carthage (died 258) --
Athanasius (c.293-373) --
The Cappadocian fathers --
Augustine of Hippo (354-430) --
Key Theological Debates and Developments --
The extent of the New Testament canon --
The role of tradition: the Gnostic controversies --
The fixing of the ecumenical creeds --
The two natures of Jesus Christ: the Arian controversy --
The doctrine of the Trinity --
The doctrine of the church: the Donatist controversy --
The doctrine of grace: the Pelagian controversy --
Key Names, Words, and Phrases --
Questions for Chapter 1 --
2: The Middle Ages and the Renaissance, c.700-c.1500 --
On Defining the "Middle Ages" --
Theological Landmarks in Western Europe --
The rise of medieval schools of theology --
The founding of the universities --
A theological textbook: the Four Books of the Sentences --
"Cathedrals of the Mind": scholasticism --
The Italian Renaissance and the rise of humanism --
Byzantine Theology: Major Themes --
Key Theologians --
John of Damascus (c.676-749) --
Simeon the New Theologian (949-1022) --
Anselm of Canterbury (c.1033-1109) --
Thomas Aquinas (c.1225-74) --
Duns Scotus (c.1266-1308) --
William of Ockham (c.1285-1347). Erasmus of Rotterdam (1466-1536) --
Key Theological Debates and Developments --
The consolidation of the patristic heritage --
The exploration of the role of reason in theology --
Scholasticism: the development of theological systems --
The development of sacramental theology --
The development of the theology of grace --
The role of Mary in the scheme of salvation --
The Renaissance: returning to the original sources of theology --
Key Names, Words, and Phrases --
Questions for Chapter 2 --
3: The Age of Reformation, c.1500-c.1750 --
The Main Movements of the Age of Reformation --
The German Reformation: Lutheranism --
The Swiss Reformation: the Reformed church --
The radical Reformation: Anabaptism --
The English Reformation: Anglicanism --
The Catholic Reformation --
The Second Reformation: confessionalization --
Post-Reformation Movements --
The consolidation of Catholicism --
Puritanism --
Pietism --
The Copernican and Galilean Controversies --
Key Theologians --
Martin Luther (1483-1546) --
Huldrych Zwingli (1484-1531) --
John Calvin (1509-64) --
Teresa of Avilà (1515-82) --
Theodore Beza (1519-1605) --
Robert Bellarmine (1542-1621) --
Johann Gerhard (1582-1637) --
Jonathan Edwards (1703-58) --
Key Theological Debates and Developments --
The sources of theology --
The doctrine of grace --
The doctrine of the sacraments --
The doctrine of the church --
Developments in Theological Literature --
Catechisms --
Confessions of faith --
Works of systematic theology --
Key Names, Words, and Phrases --
Questions for Chapter 3 --
4: The Modern Period, c.1750 to the Present --
Theology and Cultural Developments in the West --
The wars of religion and disinterest in religion --
The rise of the Enlightenment --
The Enlightenment critique of Christian theology: some case studies --
Marxism: an intellectual rival to Christianity. Darwinism: a new theory of human origins --
The First World War: a theology of crisis --
Postmodernism: beyond the modern theological agenda --
Globalization: world Christianity and world religions --
Key Theologians --
F.D.E. Schleiermacher (1768-1834) --
John Henry Newman (1801-90) --
Karl Barth (1886-1968) --
Paul Tillich (1886-1965) --
Karl Rahner (1904-84) --
Hans Urs von Balthasar (1905-88) --
Jürgen Moltmann (born 1926) --
Wolfhart Pannenberg (1928-2014) --
Major Modern Theological Movements --
Liberal Protestantism --
Modernism --
Neo-orthodoxy --
Liberation theologies --
Feminism --
Black and "womanist" theology --
Postliberalism --
Radical orthodoxy --
Key Names, Words, and Phrases --
Questions for Chapter 4 --
Part II: Sources and Methods --
5: Getting Started: Preliminaries --
What Is Faith? --
Defining Theology --
A working definition of theology --
The historical development of the idea of theology --
The development of theology as an academic discipline --
The Architecture of Theology --
Biblical studies --
Systematic theology --
Philosophical theology --
Historical theology --
Practical, or pastoral, theology --
Spirituality, or mystical theology --
Apologetics --
The Question of Prolegomena --
Commitment and Neutrality in Theology --
Orthodoxy and Heresy --
Historical aspects --
Theological aspects --
The Theology of the Relationship Between Christianity and Secular Culture --
Justin Martyr (c.100-c.165) --
Tertullian (c.160-c.220) --
Augustine of Hippo (354-430) --
The twentieth century: H. Richard Niebuhr (1894-1962) --
Questions for Chapter 5 --
6: The Sources of Theology --
Scripture --
The Old Testament --
The New Testament --
Other works: deutero-canonical and apocryphal writings --
The relationship between the Old and New Testaments --
The canon of Scripture: historical and theological issues --
The Word of God. Narrative theology --
Methods of interpretation of Scripture --
Theories of the inspiration of Scripture --
Tradition --
A single-source theory of tradition --
A dual-source theory of tradition --
The total rejection of tradition --
Theology and worship: the importance of liturgical tradition --
Reason --
Reason and revelation: three models --
Enlightenment rationalism --
Criticisms of Enlightenment rationalism --
Religious Experience --
Experience as the basis of Christian theology --
Theology connects with human experience --
Theology as the interpreter of human experience --
God as a misinterpretation of human experience --
Questions for Chapter 6 --
7: Knowledge of God: Natural and Revealed --
The Idea of Revelation --
Models of Revelation --
Revelation as doctrine --
Revelation as presence --
Revelation as experience --
Revelation as history --
Natural Theology: Its Scope and Limits --
Thomas Aquinas (c.1225-74) on natural theology --
John Calvin (1509-64) on natural theology --
The Renaissance: God's two books --
Eastern Orthodoxy on natural theology --
The Barth-Brunner debate (1934) --
Approaches to Discerning God in Nature --
Human reason --
The ordering of the world --
The beauty of the world --
The Natural Sciences and Christian Theology: Models of Interaction --
Warfare: the "conflict" thesis --
Isolation: the "non-overlapping" thesis --
Enrichment: the complementarity thesis --
Questions for Chapter 7 --
8: Philosophy and Theology: Dialogue and Debate --
Philosophy and Theology: The Notion of the "Handmaid" --
Can God's Existence be Proved? Four Approaches --
The ontological argument of Anselm of Canterbury (c.1033-1109) --
The "Five Ways" of Thomas Aquinas (c.1225-74) --
The kalam argument --
A classic argument from design: William Paley (1743-1805) --
The Nature of Theological Language --
Does theological language refer to anything? Apophatic and kataphatic approaches --
Questions for Chapter 8 --
Part III: Christian Theology --
9: The Doctrine of God --
Is God Male? --
A Personal God --
Defining "person" --
Dialogical personalism: Martin Buber (1878-1965) --
Can God Suffer? --
The classical view: the impassibility of God --
The twentieth century: a paradigm shift? --
A suffering God: Jürgen Moltmann (born 1926) --
The death of God? --
The Omnipotence of God --
Defining omnipotence --
The two powers of God --
The notion of divine self-limitation --
God's Action in the World --
"Special" and "general" divine action --
Deism: God acts through the laws of nature --
Thomism: God acts through secondary causes --
Process theology: God acts through persuasion --
God as Creator --
Development of the doctrine of creation --
Creation and the rejection of dualism --
The doctrine of creation of Augustine of Hippo (354-430) --
The doctrine of creation ex nihilo --
Implications of the doctrine of creation --
Models of God as creator --
Creation and Christian approaches to ecology --
Theodicies: The Problem of Evil --
Irenaeus of Lyons (c.130-c.202) --
Augustine of Hippo (354-430) --
Karl Barth (1886-1968) --
Alvin Plantinga (born 1932) --
Other recent contributions --
Questions for Chapter 9 --
10: The Person of Jesus Christ --
The Place of Jesus Christ in Christian Theology --
Jesus Christ is the historical point of departure for Christianity --
Jesus Christ reveals God --
Jesus Christ is the bearer of salvation --
Jesus Christ defines the shape of the redeemed life --
New Testament Christological Titles --
Messiah --
Son of God --
Son of Man --
Lord --
Savior --
God --
The Patristic Debate Over the Person of Christ --
Early explorations: Ebionitism and Docetism --
Justin Martyr (c.100-c.165): the Logos Christology --
Arius (c.260-336): Jesus Christ as "supreme among the creatures."
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