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The Irrelevance and Relevance of the Christian Message

The Irrelevance and Relevance of the Christian Message

  • Author: Paul Tillich
  • Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
  • ISBN: 1556352115
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 104
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'The Irrelevance and Relevance of the Christian Message' is a transcript of Paul Tillich's 1963 Earl Lectures at the Graduate Theological Union. Delivered just two years before his death, these lectures present Tillich's heartfelt and deeply personal understanding of the relevance of Christian preaching and Christian theology. Why, Tillich asks, has the Christian message become seemingly irrelevant to contemporary society? Is the gospel able to give answers to the questions raised by the existentialist analysis of the human predicament? Yes, he answers -- but in order to do so Christian teaching and preaching need to undergo dramatic renewal, the root of which requires an affirmation of love as central to Christian identity. Further, we need to recognize that this task is not limited to preachers and theologians; all of us together are responsible for the irrelevance or the relevance of the gospel in our time.

Glaube und Religiöse Rede bei Tillich und im Shin-Buddhismus

Glaube und Religiöse Rede bei Tillich und im Shin-Buddhismus

Eine religionshermeneutische Studie

  • Author: Stefan S. Jäger
  • Publisher: Walter de Gruyter
  • ISBN: 3110268876
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 634
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The challenges of Late Modernism form the shared horizon of Christian and Buddhist religious-hermeneutic efforts to demonstrate the relevance to everyday life of their respective transmitted doctrines. This work applies an interreligious comparison based on the implicit homiletics of Paul Tillich to examine how a particular understanding of faith and reality affects religious communication. This approach reveals that Buddhism has been a kerygmatic religion from the start, as is especially clear in the tradition of Japanese Shin Buddhism.

The Vocation of Theology Today

The Vocation of Theology Today

A Festschrift for David Ford

  • Author: Tom Greggs,Rachel Muers
  • Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
  • ISBN: 1621895408
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 424
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What is the task of theology in a complex religious and secular world? What are theologians called to contribute to society, the churches, and the academy? Can theology be both fully faithful to Christian tradition and Scripture, and fully open to the challenges of the twenty-first century? In this book, an international team of contributors, including some of the best-known names in the field, respond to these questions in programmatic essays that set the direction for future debates about the vocation of theology. David Ford, in whose honor the collection is produced, has been for many years a key figure in articulating and shaping the role of contemporary theology. The contributors are his colleagues, collaborators, and former students, and their essays engage in dialogue with his work. The main unifying feature of this exciting collection is not Ford's work per se, however, but a shared engagement with the pressing question of theology's vocation today.

The Possibility of Contemporary Prophetic Acts

The Possibility of Contemporary Prophetic Acts

From Jeremiah to Rosa Parks and Martin Luther King, Jr.

  • Author: Randall K. Bush
  • Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
  • ISBN: 1630871117
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 138
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Is it possible to speak of prophets and prophetic activity in today's world? If so, who determines whether the prophetic acts are authentic? Is this role, formerly filled by faith communities, now being done within the secular community? Randall Bush explores these questions from biblical, theological, and historical perspectives, looking at examples from the prophet Jeremiah, the writings of Paul Tillich, and the modern civil rights movement work of Rosa Parks and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. This compelling discussion touches on issues as old as scripture and as current as today's news headlines, and the topic remains as relevant now as it ever was for those with eyes to see and ears to hear.

Karl Barths Theologie als europäisches Ereignis

Karl Barths Theologie als europäisches Ereignis

  • Author: Martin Leiner
  • Publisher: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht
  • ISBN: 3525569645
  • Category: History
  • Page: 436
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Eine Übersetzung ins Englische, ins Französische, ins Ungarische – was macht sie aus dem Denken Karl Barths? Lassen sich die Differenzen, der andere Klang und die neue Färbung im Einzelnen beschreiben? Internationale Beiträger widmen sich der Frage, welcher Gewinn an interpretativem Reichtum erzielt wird oder welche Verluste in Kauf zu nehmen sind, wenn Barths Texte in Kontexten anderer Sprachräume und anderer Konfessionen zu stehen kommen. Ausgestrahlt hat das theologische Denken Karl Barths weithin: in den deutschen Sprachraum jahrzehntelang natürlich sehr unmittelbar, aber auch in viele europäische Länder und noch einmal weit über Europa hinaus. Vielfältig, nahezu unüberschaubar erweisen sich die Rezeptionen, die direkten und indirekten Umformungsprozesse, die produktiven Weiterführungen, aber auch die Missverständnisse. Dargestellt werden die Beiträge internationaler Forscher. Ihnen gelingt eine vorläufige Bestandsaufnahme der internationalen, zumal der europäischen Barth-Rezeption sowie eine vertiefte und differenziertere Sicht auf eine Reihe sich ergebender Einzelprobleme wie etwa Barth und Buber, Schleiermacher oder Kierkegaard, Barth und die Politik, oder Barth und die Postmoderne.

The Hyphenateds

The Hyphenateds

How Emergence Christianity is Re-Traditioning Mainline Practices

  • Author: Phil Snider
  • Publisher: Chalice Press
  • ISBN: 0827214898
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 192
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Though the emergent church was once viewed as a fringe movement with little to offer established congregations, it is now seen as one of the central driving forces shaping the future of postmodern Christianity in North America. As an increasing number of mainline communities wonder how the emergent church influences their own structures and practices, this book brings together the perspectives of several of the most prominent "Hyphenated Christians," i.e. those with one foot in the emergent conversation and the other foot in the mainline church - Presbymergents, Anglimergents, Luthermergents, Methomergents, etc. With a passion for both mainline traditions and the emergent conversation, "Hyphenateds" offer a vibrant and contagious vision of the ways in which the church might undergo the transformation necessary to faithfully embody the love of Christ in the midst of an ever-changing postmodern world. The contributors of this book offer wisdom from a variety of contexts and The Hypenateds reflects the changing dynamics currently taking place in the emergent conversation.

Doing Contextual Theology

Doing Contextual Theology

  • Author: Angie Pears
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1134115679
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 208
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Christian theology, like all forms of knowledge, thinking and practice, arises from and is influenced by the context in which it is done. In Doing Contextual Theology, Angie Pears demonstrates the radically contextual nature of Christian theology by focusing on five forms of liberation theology: Latin American Liberation Theologies; Black Theologies; Feminist Informed Theologies; Sexual Theologies; Body Theologies. Pears analyses how each of these asserts a clear and persistent link to the Christian tradition through The Bible and Christology and discusses the implications of contextual and local theologies for understanding Christianity as a religion. Moreover, she considers whether fears are justified that a radically contextual reading of Christian theologies leads to a relativist understanding of the religion, or whether these theologies share some form of common identity both despite and because of their contextual nature. Doing Contextual Theology offers students a clear and up-to-date survey of the field of contemporary liberation theology and provides them with a sound understanding of how contextual theology works in practice.

Making the Ministry Relevant

Making the Ministry Relevant

  • Author: Hans F. Hofmann
  • Publisher: New York : Scribner
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Clergy
  • Page: 169
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Gesammelte Werke: Bibliographie- u. Registerband

Gesammelte Werke: Bibliographie- u. Registerband

  • Author: Paul Tillich
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Theology
  • Page: N.A
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"On the path, off the trail"

Gary Snyder's education and the makings of American Zen

  • Author: Mark Gonnerman,Stanford University. Dept. of Religious Studies
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 1034
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Happiness, Well-being and the Meaning of Life

Happiness, Well-being and the Meaning of Life

A Dialogue of Social Science and Religion

  • Author: Vincent Brümmer,Marcel Sarot
  • Publisher: Peeters Publishers
  • ISBN: 9789039002711
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 162
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The rapid cultural changes which are so characteristic for our time, have had a far reaching effect not only on the universal human research for happiness, well-being and a meaningful existence in our world, but also on the way in which these concepts are understood and misunderstood in contemporary culture. For religious believers their faith determines the ideals of happiness, well-being and meaningfulness which they strive to attain in their lives. But are these ideals timelessly the same for all time and for all people or are they too subject to historical change and cultural variation? Social scientists examine the way in which these ideals are culturally pluriform and subject to empirical change in religious and cultural communities and traditions. But what do these concepts mean for social scientist? Do they use them in the same way as religious believers and theologians do? In December 1992, the Center for Theological Exploration Inc. sponsored its fourth (and final) Consultation on Science and Religion at the University of Aarhus in Denmark. For that occasion a distinguished international group of theologians and social scientists were invited to discuss these issues. Most of the contributors to this volume were originally presented as papers at that consultation.

Black Theology and Black Power

Black Theology and Black Power

  • Author: James H. Cone
  • Publisher: Orbis Books
  • ISBN: 1570751579
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 165
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First published in 1969, "Black Theology & Black Power" provided the first systematic presentation of black theology. Relating the militant struggle for liberation with the gospel message of salvation, James Cone laid the foundation for an original interpretation of Christianity that retains its urgency and challenge today.

Theology of the Biblical Witness

Theology of the Biblical Witness

An Evolutionary Approach

  • Author: Klaus Nürnberger
  • Publisher: LIT Verlag Münster
  • ISBN: 9783825873523
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 439
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The "Word of God" emerged and evolved as a divine response to changing human needs in biblical history. By tracing the historical trajectories of six paradigms of salvation, including exodus, kingship, and sacrifice, through a millennium of biblical history, this volume reveals a vibrant current of meaning underlying the texts and expresses growing insight into God's redemptive intentions, which can be extended to the present predicaments of humankind. Klaus Nrnberger is professor emeritus of systematic theology and theological ethics at the University of Natal in Pietermaritzburg, South Africa.

Edward Irving's Incarnational Christology

Edward Irving's Incarnational Christology

  • Author: David Dorries
  • Publisher: Xulon Press
  • ISBN: 1591602467
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 496
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Paul Tillich's Theology of the Church

Paul Tillich's Theology of the Church

A Catholic Appraisal

  • Author: Ronald E. Modras
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Church
  • Page: 314
  • View: 3661
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The Oxford Handbook of Atheism

The Oxford Handbook of Atheism

  • Author: Stephen Bullivant,Michael Ruse
  • Publisher: OUP Oxford
  • ISBN: 0191667404
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 784
  • View: 522
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Recent books by, among others, Sam Harris, Richard Dawkins, and Christopher Hitchens have thrust atheism firmly into the popular, media, and academic spotlight. This so-called New Atheism is arguably the most striking development in western socio-religious culture of the past decade or more. As such, it has spurred fertile (and often heated) discussions both within, and between, a diverse range of disciplines. Yet atheism, and the New Atheism, are by no means co-extensive. Interesting though it indeed is, the New Atheism is a single, historically and culturally specific manifestation of positive atheism (the that there is/are no God/s), which is itself but one form of a far deeper, broader, and more significant global phenomenon. The Oxford Handbook of Atheism is a pioneering edited volume, exploring atheism—understood in the broad sense of 'an absence of belief in the existence of a God or gods'—in all the richness and diversity of its historical and contemporary expressions. Bringing together an international team of established and emerging scholars, it probes the varied manifestations and implications of unbelief from an array of disciplinary perspectives (philosophy, history, sociology, anthropology, demography, psychology, natural sciences, gender and sexuality studies, literary criticism, film studies, musicology) and in a range of global contexts (Western Europe, North America, post-communist Europe, the Islamic world, Japan, India). Both surveying and synthesizing previous work, and presenting the major fruits of innovative recent research, the handbook is set to be a landmark text for the study of atheism.

To the lengths of God

To the lengths of God

truths and the ecumenical age

  • Author: Bruno R. Brinkman
  • Publisher: Sheed & Ward Ltd
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 334
  • View: 7880
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The Modern Preacher and the Ancient Text

The Modern Preacher and the Ancient Text

Interpreting and Preaching Biblical Literature

  • Author: Sidney Greidanus
  • Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
  • ISBN: 9780802803603
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 374
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A fusion of biblical hermeneutics and homiletics, this thorough and well-researched book offers a holistic contemporary approach to the interpretation and preaching of biblical texts, using all the scholarly tools available and focusing especially on literary features. Greidanus develops hermeneutical and homiletical principles and then applies them to four specific genres: Hebrew narratives, prophetic literature, the Gospels, and the Epistles.

Melvin B. Tolson, 1898-1966

Melvin B. Tolson, 1898-1966

Plain Talk and Poetic Prophecy

  • Author: Robert M. Farnsworth
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 322
  • View: 9950
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In this biography of Tolson, Robert M. Farnsworth has gathered much new information on the poet from family papers; from reminiscences of friends, acquaintances, and relatives; and from scholarly analyses of his work to create a clarifying and insightful account of the poet's life. The events and preoccupations of Tolson's life in turn provide a useful context for examining Tolson's major poems. Moreover, Farnsworth has determined the chronology of most of Tolson's writings, many of which were before either unknown or known only through obscure references. --University of Missouri Press.

Church and Home

Church and Home

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Church and social problems
  • Page: N.A
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