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From Plato to Jesus What Does Philosophy Have to Do with Theology?

ISBN-10: 0825433916
ISBN-13: 9780825433917
Edition: 2010
Authors: C. Marvin Pate
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Description: From Plato to Aristotle toHeidegger, philosophy has often played a key role in the development of theformulations of Christian theology, this despite the protests of those puristswho claim to the contrary that Christian dogma is exclusively divine  More...

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Book details

List price: $29.99
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Kregel Publications
Publication date: 1/24/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 352
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.276
Language: English

From Plato to Aristotle toHeidegger, philosophy has often played a key role in the development of theformulations of Christian theology, this despite the protests of those puristswho claim to the contrary that Christian dogma is exclusively divine revelation"unimpeded" by mortal reason. In fact, however, human contribution to variouscreedal formulations of the church throughout the centuries is unmistakable.Christians should be engaged in and articulating their theology with the helpof politics, sociology, history and, yes, philosophy. The message of theincarnation is that God entered into real time and space for the purpose ofrevealing Himself to humanity in terms that it could understand. This is anecessity if the gospel is to be contextualized for each new generation. From Plato to Jesusexplores the philosophicalcurrents that have and are shaping systematic theology. C. Marvin Patechallenges the notion that philosophy should not influence theologicalunderstandings. This book is written as a supplemental or primary textbook fora systematic or historical theology class, and thus, for ease of use, isarranged by the standard theological categories.

C. Marvin Pate, profesor del Nuevo Testamento en Ouachita Baptista Universidad. El ha escrito y co-escrito numerosos libros. El y su esposa Sherry viven serca de Arkadelphia, Arkansas. Ellos tienen una hija.

Acknowledgments
Introduction: Confessions of a Purist Theologian Turned Eclectic Philosopher (Kind of)
From Socrates to Sartre: The History of Philosophy and Christian Theology
From the Pre-Socratic Period to the Classical Period (600 B.C.-A.D. 400)
The Medieval Period (A.D. 400-1400)
The Modern Period (A.D. 1400-1900)
The Contemporary Period (A.D. 1900-Present)
The Incarnation and the One and the Many: The Intersection of Philosophy and Christian Doctrine
Christology
Theology Proper
General Revelation
Special Revelation
The Trinity
Anthropology
Divine Sovereignty and Human Responsibility
The Atonement
Pneumatology
Ethics
Ecclesiology
Eschatology
Conclusion: Summary
Complete Outline
Scripture Index
Ancient Sources Index
Person Index
Subject Index

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