Theology as Faith Seeking Understanding According to one classical definition ,
theology is " faith seeking understanding " ( fides quaerens intellectum ) . This
definition , with numerous variations , has a long and rich tradition . In the writings
Author: Daniel L. Migliore
Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
Daniel Migliore's Faith Seeking Understanding has been a standard introduction to Christian theology for more than a decade. The book's presentation of traditional doctrine in freshly contemporary ways, its concern to hear and critically engage new voices in theology, and its creative and accessible style have kept it one of the most stimulating, balanced, and readable guides to theology available. This second edition of Faith Seeking Understanding features improvements from cover to cover. Besides updating and expanding the entire text of the book, Migliore has added two completely new chapters. The first, "Confessing Jesus Christ in Context," explores the unique contributions to Christian theology made by recent theologians working in the African American, Asian American, Latin American, Hispanic, feminist, womanist, and mujerista traditions. The second new chapter, "The Finality of Jesus Christ and Religious Pluralism," addresses the growing interest in the relationship of Christianity to other religions and their adherents. Migliore's three delightful theological dialogues are followed by a new appendix, an extensive glossary of theological terms, making the book even more useful to students seeking to understand the history, themes, and challenges of Christian belief.
In The Case for Faith, bestselling author, journalist, and former atheist Lee Strobel turns his investigative skills to the most persistent emotional objections to belief in God--the eight "heart barriers" to faith: "Since evil and ...
Author: Lee Strobel
In his #1 best-seller The Case for Christ, legally trained investigative reporter Lee Strobel examined the claims of Christ, reaching the hard-won verdict that Jesus is God's unique son. But despite the compelling historical evidence that Strobel presented, many people grapple with serious concerns about faith in God. As in a court of law, they want to shout, "Objection!" They say, "If God is love, then what about all the suffering in our world?" Or, "If Jesus is the door to heaven, then what about the millions who have never heard of him?" Or, "If God cares for everyone, then why does he eternally torture some in hell?"In The Case for Faith, Strobel turns his tenacious investigative skills to the most persistent emotional objections to belief--the eight "heart" barriers to faith. The Case for Faith is for those who may be feeling attracted to Jesus but who are faced with formidable intellectual barriers standing squarely in their path. For Christians, it will deepen their convictions and give them fresh confidence in discussing Christianity with even their most skeptical friends.
"Penal" Laws Another class of valid judgments ordinarily entitled to preclusive e
fleet which may not subject to the Iron Law of Full Faith and Credit are those that
are in some sense "penal." The concept extends back to the early days of the ...
Author: William L. Reynolds
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
Details the history, development, and current state of the Full Faith and Credit Clause.
THEOLOGICAL KNOWLEDGE The treatise on faith in Saint Thomas Aquinas's
Compendium of Theology begins with these words: Faith is a certain foretaste of
that knowledge which is to make us happy in the life to come. The Apostle says,
Author: Saint Thomas (Aquinas)
Publisher: Hackett Publishing
The selections included in this anthology, drawn from a variety of Aquinas' works, focus on the roles of reason and faith in philosophy and theology. Expanding on these themes are Aquinas' discussions of the nature and domain of theology; the knowledge of God and of God's attributes attainable through natural reason; the life of God, including God's will, justice, mercy, and providence; and the principal Christian mysteries treated in theology properly speaking--the Trinity and the Incarnation.
St. Augustine was the first great Christian thinker to bring together in a definitive
way the biblical concept of faith with the Greek concepts of knowledge and belief.
His epistemological synthesis of biblical and Platonic ideas is summed up in the
Author: Dewey J. Hoitenga
Publisher: SUNY Press
Analyse: Contient un chapitre sur la connaissance de Dieu dans la théologie de Calvin.
Frank M. Turner In the past scholars have generally regarded Victorian faith in
crisis as primarily an intellectual experience. They have tended to point to works
of dissolvent literature associated with enlightenment rationalism, the higher ...
Sometimes both believers and unbelievers have the notion that faith is supposed
to be some kind of painkiller, spiritual aspirin, or ibuprofen, or acetaminophen
that will, if not eliminate life's anguish and hurts, at least dull the pain. Sometimes
Author: Mitch Finley
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
This is a 'back door book' about faith. In his trademark accessible and thought-provoking style, Mitch Finley offers us a book that explores what faith is not, so that we can understand what faith is. Dispensing with common misconceptions of faith as a way around suffering, a source of secret knowledge, a security blanket, a crutch, a way to escape death, an answer to all questions, a solution to all problems, and an antidote to doubt, Finley helps us make the most of our finite human language in talking about our infinite God. Mixing wisdom from Scripture, tradition, and everyday life with humor and insight, Finley helps us understand faith as a gift that stretches our minds, helps us learn from suffering, motivates us to reach out to those in need, and leads us to more meaningful and joyful living.
I. The Faith of the Christian Church The Christian faith is rooted in a community of
believers. Although that faith must be personally appropriated to be authentic, it is
not derived from the private experience of Christians. Paul reminds the church ...
Author: Tyron Inbody
Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
Tyron Inbody has taught the basics of Christian theology for more than twenty-five years. Having seen over the years what issues and questions his students bring to class, he now offers this engaging, accessible introduction to all the major beliefs of the Christian faith. Meant especially but not exclusively for readers new to theology, Inbody's Faith of the Christian Church covers twelve traditional areas of Christian teaching: theology, revelation, faith, God, creation, suffering and evil, humankind, Jesus Christ, salvation, church, sacraments, and the end times. Inbody also dives into provocative topics not usually treated in introductory texts -- creationism, the devil, miracles, the virgin birth, and more. The book's broad-ranging perspective, which intentionally defies labels, commends it to individuals and small groups from many church traditions. Quote boxes and illustrations drawn from popular culture make the text visually interesting and enjoyable to read. Inbody does not hide his own stance on issues but presents a full range of interpretations and openly points readers to other possibilities they can pursue. The Faith of the Christian Church offers just enough questions to provoke reflection and just enough answers to encourage readers to form their own grasp on the Christian faith.
^y^ew confessional statements of any faith community include a separate
statement on education. However, all three Baptist Faith and Message
statements (1925, 1963, and 2000) contain an article on education (Article XX in
1925; Article XII ...
Author: Douglas K. Blount
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
Since its inception, controversy has surrounded the Baptist Faith and Message 2000, Southern Baptists' most recent confession of faith. The present volume of essays by Baptist scholars explains that document and includes the full text of all three Baptist Faith and Message statements from the twentieth century (1925, 1963, and 2000) in side-by-side columns for easy reference and comparison. This volume is a must-read for Southern Baptists and anyone interested in one of the most powerful religious denominations in America.
For my many sins, the Pauline Theology Group has given me a foretaste of
purgatorial fire by asking me to revisit the question of how to interpret Paul's
notoriously enigmatic expression 'Inoou XpioroO ("faith of/in Jesus Christ"). The
Author: Richard B. Hays
Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
In this important study Hays argues against the mainstream that any attempt to account for the nature and method of Paul's theological language must first reckon with the centrality of narrative elements in his thought. Through an in-depth investigation of Galatians 3:1-4:11, Hays shows that the framework of Paul's thought is neither a system of doctrines nor his personal religious experience but the "sacred story" of Jesus Christ.
Faith: A. Matter. of. Principle? Ewan. McKendrick*. Introduction. Imagine the
scene. The instructing solicitor is a civilian lawyer. He instructs an English
barrister in relation to a transaction which is governed by English law. The
transaction is a ...
Author: ADM Forte
Publisher: Hart Publishing
Good faith is already a familiar concept in international commercial law and a recognised principle of substantive law in several major legal systems. In the United Kingdom,however, a role for good faith and, more fundamentally, the issue of whether or not there ought to be a general principle of good faith informing English and Scots contract and property law, are still matters for debate. This book, containing the papers delivered at the Symposium on Good Faith in Contract and Property Law held in Aberdeen University in October 1998, engages in that critical debate. While its central core reflects on good faith from the perspective of a mixed legal system (Scots Law), papers on good faith from an English and European perspective locate the debate, properly, within a broader jurisdictional context.
The basic conviction of Christian faith is that God is good . God is the only center
of value , the fixed point of reference for Christian morality . As a result , our
convictions about God , which are formed and mediated by the experience of the
Author: Richard M. Gula
Publisher: Paulist Press
Excellent textbook introduction to the basic issues of fundamental moral theology that considers all of today's moral issues.
The Profession of Faith in North America Today The first volume of this trilogy is
entitled Thinking the Faith, but Christianity is not only a thinking faith; it involves
thinking about a particular tradition of belief. Christians bring to the contemplation
Author: Douglas John Hall
Publisher: Fortress Press
What does it mean to profess the faith as North American Christians at the end of the second millennium? What is Christian theology as consciously crafted in light of the distinctive history, culture, and experience of North America? Hall marshalls doctrinal resources for a critical, creative response that stresses God's necessary involvement in an unfinished, dynamic, suffering world.
Release on 1988 | by Saint Augustine (Bishop of Hippo.)
12 Likewise, when he says that man is justified by faith and not by the
observance of the law (Rom. 3.28), he is speaking here of works before
justification, not of works after justification." "For the works of the law are
meritorious not before but ...
Author: Saint Augustine (Bishop of Hippo.)
Publisher: Paulist Press
Composed in 413, this work refutes certain writings that taught that good works were not necessary to obtain eternal life, that faith alone was sufficient for salvation.
An Introduction to the Study of the Faith Hendrikus Berkhof. and that of
Schleiermacher are the following: (1) Due to the study of the history of religion in
the century and a half after Schleiermacher, we cannot place the religions in such
Author: Hendrikus Berkhof
Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
In today's secular world, the Christian faith is viewed as only one aspect of what could be called "religious life." Acknowledging this, Hendrikus Berkhof begins this thought-provoking study with a sketch of religion and faith in general before narrowing it down to a discussion of the specific place of Christian faith in all of reality.
CHAPTER 13 Fields of faith : an experiment in the study of theology and the
religions Nicholas Adams , Oliver Davies and Ben Quash INTRODUCTION In the
opening chapter of The Beginning and the End of ' Religion ' , Nicholas Lash
Author: David F. Ford
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
This 2005 book asks: how will theology and the religions be studied in higher education in the coming century?
Paul's Concept of Faith in Light of the History of Reception of Genesis 15:6
Benjamin Schliesser. - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Chapter VI - - - Results and Prospect We
will present the results of this study first by summarizing the exegesis of the
Author: Benjamin Schliesser
Publisher: Mohr Siebeck
The concept of faith is at the core of Paul's theology, and the classic assage for his understanding of pistis is Genesis 15:6. After discussing the history of scholarship on the Pauline concept of faith, Benjamin Schliesser explores the literary, tradition-historical and structural questions of Genesis 15 and offers a detailed exegesis of verse 6 with its fundamental terms count, righteousness, and believe. He then points to the theological significance of this testimony on Abraham for the Jewish identity; it comes into sight in a multifaceted and nuanced process of reception, from later Old Testament texts (Psalm 106; Nehemiah 9) to a broad array of literature from Second Temple Judaism (Septuagint, Sirach 44, Jubilees 14, 4QPseudo-Jubilees, 4QMMT, 1Maccabees, Philo). In the final and most substantial step, he asks about Paul's hermeneutics of faith: How does Paul, in his exegesis of the Genesis quote in Romans 4, come to view Abraham as the father of all believers? What is the concept of faith that he develops on the basis of Genesis 15:6? Taking into account the manifold textual and thematic links between Romans 4, Romans 3:21-31, and Romans 1:16-17, a unique, twofold structure of faith discloses itself: Pistis designates first a divinely established sphere of power, i.e., a new, christologically determined salvation-historical reality, and second human participation in this reality, i.e., individual believing in the community of believers. Particularly the first aspect is generally overlooked in modern scholarship.
foundation of Christian life is faith. Faith is a gift which God is offering to everyone
of us. But this immense grace demands an answer on our side. Pope John Paul II
urges us: “A serious deepening of the faith is thus urgently needed, because ...
Christian Revelation and Faith In this chapter we propose a constructive
foundational theology of Christian revelation and faith , that is , one that is
particularly appropriate to some central difficulties in our time . What we write
here presupposes ...
Author: Margaret O'Gara
Publisher: Liturgical Press
In short, readable essays, this book looks at what ecumenical dialogue can teach us about the papacy, teaching authority, feminism, dissent, infallibility, grace, ordination, the nature of unity, and the future of the Church. But mutual criticism also follows from an exchange of gifts, and this book includes reflection on where reform of the Church is needed.
1 (Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 1991); Klein, Ralph, "Ezra and Nehemiah in
Recent Studies," in The Mighty Acts of God: In Memoriam G. Ernest Wright, ed.
Frank M. Cross et al. (Garden City, N.Y.: Dou- bleday, 1976): 361-76. Faith The ...
Author: Walter Brueggemann
Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press
Explores more than 100 Old Testament themes. Each entry states the consensus reading, identifies what is at issue in the interpretive question, and discusses the practical significance of the issue for the church today, in part by suggesting contemporary connections to the ancient texts.--