God in Dispute Conversations among Great Christian Thinkers

ISBN-10: 0801036399
ISBN-13: 9780801036392
Edition: 2009
Authors: Roger E. Olson
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List price: $26.00
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Baker Academic
Publication date: 10/1/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 304
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.880
Language: English

This volume creatively explores the history of Christian thought by imagining a series of twenty-nine dialogues and debates between key figures throughout church history. It traces the history of theology via such conversation partners as Augustine and Pelagius, Calvin and Arminius, Barth and Brunner, and Bultmann and Pannenberg. Each imagined dialogue includes a brief summary that introduces the figures under consideration, a more detailed assessment of the thinkers and theological issues presented, and a guide for further reading. This approach offers readers an entertaining, informative, and concise history of Christian thought.

Roger E. Olson, PhD (Rice University) is professor of Theology at George W. Truett Theological Seminary of Baylor University in Waco, Texas. Olson received the 'Critics' Choice Award' for 20th Century Theology: God and the World in a Transitional Age, a book he co-authored with Stanley J. Grenz. He has published numerous books and articles, including his recent works How to Be Evangelical without Being Conservative and Reformed and Always Reforming: The Postconservative Approach to Evangelical Theology.

Introduction
Second-Century Critic Celsus Queries Polycarp, Valentinus, and Montanus about the Christian Sect
Second-Century Critic Celsus Interviews Tertullian, Irenaeus, and Clement about Christianity
Second- and Third-Century Leaders Irenaeus, Tertullian, and Clement Discuss Beliefs Necessary to Be a True Christian
Second- and Third-Century Origen and Tertullian Debate Faith's Relationship to Reason and the Nature of the Eternal Godhead
Third-Century Bishop Cyprian of Carthage Is Interviewed about the Church and Salvation
Fourth-Century Alexandrians Deacon Athanasius and Presbyter Arius Are Interviewed about the Council of Nicaea
The Fourth-Century Cappadocian Fathers Meet to Settle on the Orthodox Doctrine of the Trinity
Prominent Fifth-Century Thinkers Cyril, Apollinaris, Nestorius, and Eutyches Discuss the Humanity and Divinity of Jesus Christ
Fifth-Century Bishop Augustine of Hippo and British Monk Pelagius Argue about Sin and Salvation
Medieval Abbot-Archbishop Anselm of Canterbury and Monk-Philosopher Abelard Debate Faith, Reason, and Atonement
Medieval Scholastic Philosopher-Theologian Thomas Aquinas and Tree-Hugger Francis of Assisi Enthuse on How to Know God
Sixteenth-Century Bucer Convenes Luther, Karlstadt, Erasmus, Zwingli, Grebel, Calvin, and Servetus on Church Reform
Reformer Luther and Roman Catholic Theologian Eck Dispute the Nature of Salvation, Grace, Faith, and Justification
Reformers Luther, Hubmaier, Zwingli, and Calvin Debate the Lord's Supper and Baptism
Sixteenth-Century Reformer Calvin and Seventeenth-Century Theologian Arminius Contest Divergent Views of Salvation
Eighteenth-Century Evangelical Revivalists-Theologians Wesley and Edwards Compare Differing Views of Salvation
Eighteenth-Century Irish Deist Toland and English Evangelist Wesley Debate Faith and Reason, God and Miracles
Enlightenment Philosophers Locke, Kant, and Hegel Deal with Issues Impinging on Christian Theology
Father of Modern Theology Schleiermacher and Philosophers Kant and Hegel Debate the Essence of Religion and Christianity
Theologians Liberal Rauschenbusch and Conservative Machen Argue about True Christianity, the Bible, Evolution, and Doctrine
Twentieth-Century Barth and Brunner Discuss Theological Method with Nineteenth-Century Liberal Schleiermacher
Barth and Brunner Contest Their Differences on Natural Theology and Whether All Will Be Saved
Twentieth-Century Theological Giants Barth and Tillich Discuss Crucial Issues, Christ and Culture
Twentieth-Century Ethicists Rauschenbusch, Niebuhr, Gutierrez, Yoder, and Olasky Dispute the Meaning of Justice
Twentieth-Century Theologians Bultmann and Pannenberg Debate Faith, Myth, and Jesus's Resurrection
Twentieth-Century Theologians Henry and Ramm Dispute Evangelical Theology, Modernity, and the Enlightenment
Twentieth-Century Roman Catholic Theologian Rahner Is Interviewed about His Controversial but Influential Theories
Three Liberation Theologians Debate about Humanity's Worst Oppression and How Liberation Should Happen
Two Postmodern Theologians Discuss the Meaning of Theology in Postmodern Culture
Conclusion

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