Faith Seeking Understanding An Introduction to Christian Theology

ISBN-10: 080282787X

ISBN-13: 9780802827876

Edition: 2nd 2004

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List price: $25.00
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 457
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.694
Language: English

Preface to the Second Edition
Preface to the First Edition
Sources Frequently Cited
The Task of Theology
Theology as Faith Seeking Understanding
The Questionableness of Theology
The Questions of Theology
Methods of Asking Theological Questions
The Meaning of Revelation
What Is Revelation?
God Hidden and Revealed
Revelation as Objective and Subjective
General and Special Revelation
Models of Revelation
Revelation as God's Self-Disclosure Narrated in Scripture
Revelation, Scripture, and Church
The Authority of Scripture
The Problem of Authority in Modern Culture
Inadequate Approaches to the Authority of Scripture
The Indispensability of Scripture in Relating Us, by the Power of the Spirit, to the Living God Revealed in Jesus Christ
Principles of the Interpretation of Scripture
The Triune God
The Problem of God in Modern Theology
The Biblical Roots of the Doctrine of the Trinity
Classical Trinitarian Doctrine
Distortions in the Doctrine of God
Restatement of the Meaning of the Doctrine of the Trinity
The Attributes of God
The Electing Grace of God
The Good Creation
Christian Faith and the Ecological Crisis
Rereading the Scriptural Witness on Creation
Rethinking the Themes of the Doctrine of Creation
Trinity, Creation, and Ecology
Models of Creation
The Doctrine of Creation and Modern Science
The Providence of God and the Mystery of Evil
Belief in Providence and the Reality of Evil
Providence and Evil in the Theological Tradition
Rethinking Providence and Evil
Recent Theodicies
The Triune God and Human Suffering
Providence, Prayer, Practice
Humanity as Creature, Sinner, and New Being in Christ
Interpretations of "Image of God"
Created Humanity
Fallen Humanity
The Meaning of Original Sin and of Death as Enemy
New Humanity in Christ
The Person and Work of Jesus Christ
Problems in Christology
Principles of Christology
Patristic Christology
Rethinking Classical Affirmations of the Person of Christ
Rethinking Classical Interpretations of the Work of Christ
Violence and the Cross
Dimensions of the Resurrection of Christ
Confessing Jesus Christ in Context
The Particularity and Universality of the Gospel
Latin American Christology
African American Christology
Feminist, Womanist, and Mujerista Christologies
Hispanic Christology
Asian American Christology
The Local and the Global in Christology
The Holy Spirit and the Christian Life
Neglect and Recovery of the Doctrine of the Holy Spirit
A Sketch of a Theology of the Holy Spirit
The Christian Life: Justification
The Christian Life: Sanctification
The Christian Life: Vocation
The New Community
The Problem of the Church
New Testament Images of the Church
Critique of Current Models of the Church
The Church and the Call to Communion
The Church and the Call to Mission
Classical Marks of the Church
Proclamation, Sacraments, and Ministry
Proclamation of the Word
What Are Sacraments?
The Meaning of Baptism
The Meaning of the Lord's Supper
Baptism, the Lord's Supper, and Ethics
The Meaning of an Ordained Ministry
The Finality of Jesus Christ and Religious Pluralism
The Ambiguity of Religion
Types of Christian Theologies of the Religions
Toward a Trinitarian Theology of the Religions
Salvation in Other Religions?
Christians and Jews
Witness to Jesus Christ in a Religiously Pluralistic World
Christian Hope
The Crisis of Hope in an Age of Terrorism
Principles for Interpreting Christian Hope
Classical Symbols of Christian Hope
Eschatology and Ethics
Natural Theology: A Dialogue
The Resurrection: A Dialogue
Political Theology: A Dialogue
A Glossary of Theological Terms
Index of Names and Subjects
Index of Scripture References
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