By Steven M. Emmanuel
Accumulating jointly many of the strands of Kierkegaard's concept - his knowing of the connection among religion and cause, the relevance of old wisdom to religion, the character of non secular conversion, the idea that of fact, the bounds of spiritual authority, and the dialectic of non secular communique - Emmanuel creates a clean and unified standpoint on Kierkegaard's spiritual place. by way of revealing the internal connections among what are usually perceived as interesting yet discrete facets of Kierkegaard's advanced authorship, this research presents the 1st finished interpretation of Kierkegaard's view of Christian revelation and the valuable value of that idea for figuring out the advance of his non secular philosophy.
By Bruce G. Epperly
This is often an introductory consultant to approach Theology for undergraduates. As a part of Contiuum's 'Guide for the at a loss for words' sequence, this article presents an obtainable advent to procedure theology, geared toward nurturing the theological mind's eye of undergraduates, pastors and laypersons. It describes the main subject matters of method theology and relates them to the typical lives and non secular commitments of individuals this day. as well as addressing conventional theological concerns, Epperly addresses innovative matters in theology and ethics corresponding to pluralism and postmodernism, issues of existence and loss of life, technology (technology and genetics), and rising sorts of Christianity. this article is designed for seminary and collage sessions in addition to congregational research. it is going to support readers to beat the stumbling blocks created by means of the technical language usually hired by way of method theologians. Continuum's courses for the at a loss for words are transparent, concise and available introductions to thinkers, writers and topics that scholars and readers can locate in particular hard - or certainly downright bewildering. Concentrating in particular on what it's that makes the topic tough to know, those books clarify and discover key subject matters and concepts, guiding the reader in the direction of a radical knowing of hard fabric.
In Finding and Seeking O’Donovan lines the good judgment of ethical concept from self-awareness to selection in the course of the virtues of religion, wish, and love. mixing biblical, historico-theological, and modern principles in its accomplished survey, this moment quantity maintains O’Donovan’s fabulous examine in ethics as theology and provides considerably to his prior theoretical mirrored image on Christian ethics.
By Alister E. McGrath
Reimagining Nature is a brand new advent to the quick constructing quarter of typical theology, written by way of one of many world’s best theologians. The textual content engages in severe theological discussion when how prior advancements may well remove darkness from and tell conception and perform within the present.
- This textual content units out to discover what a adequately Christian method of ordinary theology may seem like and the way this pertains to substitute interpretations of our event of the traditional world
- Alister McGrath is preferably positioned to put in writing the ebook as one of many world’s top identified theologians and a primary proponent of common theology
- This new paintings bargains an account of the improvement of common theology all through historical past and informs of its most probably contribution within the present
- This feeds in present debates concerning the dating among technological know-how and faith, and faith and the humanities
- Engages in critical theological discussion, basically with Augustine, Aquinas, Barth and Brunner, and comprises the paintings of traditional scientists, philosophers of technology, and poets
By John Allen Paulos
Are there any logical purposes to think in God? Mathematician and bestselling writer John Allen Paulos thinks now not. In Irreligion he offers the case for his personal worldview, organizing his e-book into twelve chapters that refute the twelve arguments generally recommend for believing in God's lifestyles. The latter arguments, Paulos relates in his typically lighthearted sort, "range from what can be referred to as golden oldies to these with a extra modern beat. at the playlist are the firstcause argument, the argument from layout, the ontological argument, arguments from religion and biblical codes, the argument from the anthropic precept, the ethical universality argument, and others." Interspersed between his twelve counterarguments are feedback on a number of irreligious topics, starting from the character of miracles and creationist chance to cognitive illusions and prudential wagers. targeted recognition is paid to themes, arguments, and questions that spring from his incredulity "not in basic terms approximately faith but additionally approximately others' credulity." regardless of the robust effect of his day activity, Paulos says, there is no such thing as a unmarried mathematical formulation within the book.
By Charles Hartshorne
This booklet offers Hartshorne's philosophical theology in short, easily, and vividly.
Throughout the centuries a few of the world's so much tremendous philosophers and theologians have held and perpetuated six ideals that supply the observe God a which means unfaithful to its import in sacred writings or in lively spiritual devotion:1. God is actually excellent and for this reason unchangeable,2. omnipotence,3. omniscience,4. God's unsympathetic goodness,5. immortality as a profession after death,6. revelation as indefallible.
Charles Hartshorne offers with those six theological errors from the point of view of his technique theology.
Hartshorne says, "The booklet is unacademic in as far as i'm able to being that." just a grasp like Hartshorne may well current such subtle principles so easily. This e-book deals an opinion for spiritual trust no longer heretofore to be had to put people.
By James K. Beilby
So much introductions to apologetics start with the "how to" of shielding the religion, diving correct into the main apologetic arguments and the physique of facts. if you happen to need a extra foundational examine this contested theological self-discipline, this booklet examines Christian apologetics in its nature, historical past, methods, objections and perform. what's apologetics? How has apologetics built? What are the fundamental apologetic ways? Why should still we perform apologetics? numerous Christians this present day are searching for a responsibe solution to guard and commend their religion. while you are one them, Thinking approximately Christian Apologetics is where to begin.
By Brian Hebblethwaite
Philosophical Theology and Christian Doctrine surveys and reviews on contemporary paintings by way of philosophers of faith within the analytic culture at the doctrines of the Christian creed.
- Topics lined contain production, Incarnation, Trinity, salvation and eschatology, and the final word way forward for creation.
- Comprehensive survey of center Christian doctrines
The writer argues that there are conflicting traditions with reference to the query of what's the ethical status of animals in response to Christianity. The dominant culture keeps that animals are essentially assets yet there are replacement strands of Christian proposal that problem this view.