Not Every Spirit A Dogmatics of Christian Disbelief, 2nd Edition

ISBN-10: 0567027430
ISBN-13: 9780567027436
Edition: 2nd 2009
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Description: This text explores the notion of Christian faith as disbelief and how the task of 'testing the spirits' develops and comes to be understood within Christianity as a theological discipline called 'dogmatics'.

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Book details

List price: $39.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Continuum International Publishing Group, Limited
Publication date: 2/1/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 448
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.804
Language: English

This text explores the notion of Christian faith as disbelief and how the task of 'testing the spirits' develops and comes to be understood within Christianity as a theological discipline called 'dogmatics'.

Preface to the Second Edition
Preface to the First Edition
Christian Faith as Disbelief
The Call to Faithful Disbelief
"Do Not Believe Every Spirit"
Rachel's Refusal
The Truth that Harbors a Lie
Theology as the Task of Faithful Disbelief
The Suspicion of Theology
Theology's Academic and Ecclesial Referents: Three Views of Their Relationship
The Disputed Legitimacy of Dogmatic Theology Following the Enlightenment
Conclusions
Testing the Spirits Today
Tolerance and the Intolerable
The German Church Struggle Following 1933
1 John 4:2
The Anathema
Not Peddlers but Stewards: The Pauline Images
Academic Limits
Tests of Doctrinal Faithfulness
Continuity with Apostolic Tradition
Congruence with Scripture
Consistency with Worship
Catholicity
Consonance with Experience
Conformity with Conscience
Consequence
Cruciality
Coherence
Comprehensiveness
Conclusion
Disbeliefs of The Christian Faith
Exploring Doctrines: Preamble to Part 2
The Tracing of Doctrines
Begin by identifying what is essential: Friedrich Schleiermacher
Begin with the objections: Thomas Aquinas
Conclusions
The Word of God
Introduction
Initial Objections
Interpretation
God Says Something; God Speaks
God Speaks through Scripture
God's Word Acts to Accomplish Something
God's Word Shines in the Heart
God's Word Provides Knowledge of God
Revelation through Scripture
Knowledge of God apart from Scripture
God's Word Provides Knowledge of God in the Face of Christ
Proposed Disbeliefs
The Being of God
Introduction
Initial Objections
Interpretation
The Divine Attributes
The Triunity of God
God's Proper Name
Proposed Disbeliefs
Jesus Christ
Introduction
Initial Objections
Interpretation
The Incarnation
The Resurrection
The Parousia
Proposed Disbeliefs
The Holy Spirit
Introduction
Initial Objections
Interpretation
The Holy Spirit as Gift
The Holy Spirit as Giver
The Gifts of the Holy Spirit
Proposed Disbeliefs
Creation
Introduction
Initial Objections
Interpretation
"Let There Be": From Exodus to Genesis
"It Is Not Good": Knowing Evil
"The Lord Will Provide": Creation's Continuance
"See, I Am Making All Things New": Creation's Expectancy
Proposed Disbeliefs
Salvation
Introduction
Initial Objections
Interpretation
Saved by Grace
Saved from Sin
Saved for Righteousness
Proposed Disbeliefs
Humanity
Introduction
Initial Objections
Interpretation
Foreknown and Predestined
Called
Justified
Glorified
Being Human Sexually
Proposed Disbeliefs
The Church
Introduction
Initial Objections
Interpretation
Discerning the Body
The Marks of the Church as Disbeliefs
Signs, Wonders, and Sacrament
Proposed Disbeliefs
The Life to Come
Introduction
Initial Objections
Interpretation
On Trial for Hope
The Coming Cloud
Hellfire and Damnation
Looking Forward: The Resurrection of Body and World
Proposed Disbeliefs
Notes
Guidelines for Utrum Papers
Creeds
Index of Scriptural References
Index of Names
Index of Subjects

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