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Canon and Criterion in Christian Theology

Author : William James Abraham
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This is a study of canon in the Christian tradition. Standard accounts locate the canonical heritage of the church within epistemology. The author explores the consquences of this move, from the Fathers to modern feminist theology.

Canon and Criterion in Christian Theology

Author : William J. Abraham
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The book provides an original and important narrative on the significance of canon in the Christian tradition. Standard accounts of canon reduce canon to scripture and treat scripture as a criterion of truth. Scripture is then related in positive or negative ways to tradition, reason, and experience. Such projects involve a misreading of the meaning and content of canon —- they locate the canonical heritage of the church within epistemology —- and Abraham charts the fatal consquences of this move, from the Fathers to modern feminist theology. In the process he shows that the central epistemological concerns of the Enlightenment have Christian origins and echoes. He also shows that the crucial developments of theology from the Reformation onwards involve extraordinary efforts to fix the foundations of faith. This trajectory is now exhausted theologically and spiritually. Hence, the door is opened for a recovery of the full canonical heritage of the early church and for fresh work on the epistemology of theology.

Canon and Criterion in Christian Theology

Author : William James Abraham
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Canon and criterion in Christian theology from the fathers to feminism

Author : William J. Abraham
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Papal Infallibility

Author : Mark E. Powell
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"The dogma of papal infallibility has become increasingly problematic for Roman Catholics, and it is a major point of division in Christian ecumenical dialogue - arguably the key issue separating Catholics and other Christians today. Mark Powell here contends that papal infallibility has inevitable shortcomings as a way to secure religious certainty. After introducing the doctrine, he illustrates those limitations in the life and writings of four prominent Catholic theologians: Henry Edward Cardinal Manning, John Henry Cardinal Newman, Avery Cardinal Dulles, and Hans Kung." --Book Jacket.

Evangelical Dictionary of Theology

Author : Daniel J. Treier
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This bestselling reference tool has been a trusted resource for more than 25 years with over 165,000 copies sold. Now thoroughly updated and substantially revised to meet the needs of today's students and classrooms, it offers cutting-edge overviews of key theological topics. Readable and reliable, this work features new articles on topics of contemporary relevance to world Christianity and freshened articles on enduring theological subjects, providing comprehensive A-Z coverage for today's theology students. The author base reflects the increasing diversity of evangelical scholars. Advisory editors include D. Jeffrey Bingham, Cheryl Bridges Johns, John G. Stackhouse Jr., Tite Tiénou, and Kevin J. Vanhoozer.

Invitation to Dogmatic Theology

Author : Paul C. McGlasson
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""McGlasson's book is a pointed, powerful, and hard-hitting outline and defense of the way dogmatic theology must grow out of and be defined by the canonical shape of the Word in its witness to the risen Lord. This is a book that will rustle feathers at a time when feathers need rustling in a church that has allowed our grasp of God's truth to slip away from its scriptural and Christological moorings. Written with clarity and helpful argumentative sweep and summary, McGlasson raises challenges that must be faced by all pastors, seminarians, and theologians."" --Ephraim Radner, author of Hope among the Fragments ""A welcome addition to the growing body of literature on theological method and authority. Major influences on the author include Brevard Childs and Karl Barth."" --Donald G. Bloesch, Emeritus, Dubuque Theological Seminary ""Persuaded that both liberal and evangelical theologies fail to convey the mature consensus of historic and canonical Christian faith, Paul McGlasson offers a passionate and learned defense of his own proposal. Although readers will not find all of his criticisms or suggestions convincing, this book will provoke, illuminate, and display the enduring relevance of dogmatic theology for the life of the church."" --Michael Horton, Westminster Seminary Paul C. McGlasson is an ordained minister in the Presbyterian Church (USA). He received his MDiv from Yale Divinity School and his PhD from Yale University in Systematic Theology. He is the author of several books, including God the Redeemer, Canon and Proclamation, and Invitation to Dogmatic Theology. McGlasson has served the church both as a parish minister, and as a teacher of theology in college and seminary.

Among the Ashes

Author : William J. Abraham
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How can we hold fast to the hope of life eternal when we lose someone we love? In this book William Abraham reflects on the nature of certainty and the logic of hope in the context of an experience of devastating grief. Abraham opens with a stark account of the effects of grief in his own life after the unexpected death of his oldest son. Drawing on the book of Job, Abraham then looks at the significance of grief in debates about the problem of evil. He probes what Christianity teaches about life after death and ultimately relates our experiences of grief to the death of Christ. Profound and beautiful, Among the Ashes tackles the philosophical and theological questions surrounding loss even as it honors the experience of grief.

Theology as History and Hermeneutics

Author : Laurence W. Wood
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This book offers in style and content an exciting new perspective on contemporary theology and its future in post-modern times. I welcome this new perspective. The style is agreeable, unpolemical, and enages in dialogue with the best of Barth and Bultmann, Ricoeur and Pannenberg, Cobb and Moltmann, showing what they havea to offer to the larger theological community and transferring it like a ferry boat into the post-modern age. The purpose is to offer an evangelical theology which is at the same time genuinely evangelical and relevant for post-modern ways of thinking. Wood writes with admirable clarity." --Jürgen Moltmann, University of Tübingen

Crossing the Threshold of Divine Revelation

Author : William j. Abraham
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The last few decades have seen a revolution in debates about the rationality of Christian belief. Still, while there is now a full array of options for justifying religious belief, nearly every option assumes that a general theory of knowing and a minimal version of theism must be adopted before the rationality of Christian belief can be tackled. In "Crossing the Threshold of Divine Revelation" William J. Abraham confronts both of these assumptions, arguing that epistemology must begin with its particular target of inquiry -- in Abraham's case the full-blooded "canonical theism" of the early, undivided Christian church. Abraham argues, moreover, that special divine revelation forms a crucial threshold at the entrance to the epistemology of Christian belief; accepting divine revelation is the first step to entering a whole new world of knowledge. Sure to intrigue philosophers, theologians, and curious students, Abraham's robust vision of Christian faith provides a creative alternative to many of the current impasses in the philosophy of religion.