The Anointed Son

A Trinitarian Spirit Christology
Author: Myk Habets
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
ISBN: 1606084585
Category: Religion
Page: 340
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Spirit Christology complements Logos Christology in the same way in which Christ and the Spirit are mutually constitutive. Or at least this should be the case. The history of Christian thought shows that Logos Christology has dominated, resulting in both an eclipse of Trinitarian doctrine and a diminution of pneumatology. Recently there have been calls to reclaim a theology of the Third Article in order to present a Trinitarian theology that is faithful to Scripture, the Great Tradition, and one that is existentially viable. While studies examine various aspects of Spirit Christology there has yet to appear a work that introduces the doctrine, examines the various mutually exclusive proposals, and offers a constructive trinitarian proposal. The present work does just this, introducing the constituent features of a Spirit Christology that is Trinitarian, orthodox, and contemporary. The current work proposes a model of Spirit Christology that complements rather than replaces Logos Christology and does so in a robustly Trinitarian framework. Within contemporary theology a pneumatically oriented approach to Christology is being advanced across denominational and traditional lines. Those wanting to navigate their way through the many competing proposals for a Third Article theology will find a comprehensive map here.

Jesus the Eternal Son

Answering Adoptionist Christology
Author: Michael F. Bird
Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
ISBN: 0802875068
Category: Adoptionism
Page: 155
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Adoptionism--the idea that Jesus is portrayed in the Bible as a human figure who was adopted as God's son at his baptism or resurrection--has been commonly accepted in much recent scholarship as the earliest explanation of Jesus's divine status. In this book Michael Bird draws that view into question with a thorough examination of pre-Pauline materials, the Gospel of Mark, and patristic sources. Engaging critically with Bart Ehrman, James Dunn, and other scholars, Bird demonstrates that a full-fledged adoptionist Christology did not emerge until the late second century. As he delves into passages often used to support the idea of an early adoptionist Christology, including Romans 1:3-4 and portions of the speeches in Acts, Bird persuasively argues that early Christology was in fact incarnational, not adoptionist. He concludes by surveying and critiquing notable examples of adoptionism in modern theology.

Ecumenical Perspectives on the Filioque for the 21st Century

Author: Myk Habets
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 0567327590
Category: Religion
Page: 272
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The volume presents a range of theological standpoints regarding the filioque. With some contributors arguing for its retention and others for its removal, still others contest that its presence or otherwise in the Creed is not what is of central concern, but rather that how it should be understood is of ultimate importance. What contributors share is a commitment to interrogating and developing the central theological issues at stake in a consideration of the filioque, thus advancing ecumenical theology and inter-communal dialogue without diluting the discussion. Contributors span the Christian traditions: Roman Catholic, Protestant, Eastern Orthodox, and Pentecostal. Each of these traditions has its own set of theological assumptions, methods, and politics, many of which are on display in the essays which follow. Nonetheless it is only when we bring the wealth of learning and commitments from our own theological traditions to ecumenical dialogue that true progress can be made. It is in this spirit that the present essays have been conceived and are now presented in this form.

The Wisdom of the Cross and the Power of the Spirit in the Corinthian Church

Grounding Pneumatic Experiences and Renewal Studies in the Cross of Christ
Author: Cletus L. Hull
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
ISBN: 1532639279
Category: Religion
Page: 194
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The cross of Christ crucified symbolized the central theme of Paul’s ministry. In his letter to the Corinthians, the apostle commenced his correspondence with the message about the cross and power of God (1 Cor 1:18, NRSV). The proposal for this paper utilizes the method analogia scripturae. Set within the wisdom motif of the Greco-Roman world, this study is dedicated to the examination of the apostle’s Christology in the context of 1 Cor 1:18–25 and the pneumatology in 1 Cor 2:9–16 as both pericopes are juxtaposed in his epistle. Essentially, the thesis concerns the grounding of the pneumatology of Paul with his Christology in 1 Corinthians. The Corinthian church required clarification and pastoral wisdom with their pneumatic experiences; thus, Paul recognized that a strong theology of the cross complemented their encounters with the Spirit. The question for biblical studies involves a lively tension of the pneumatology of the Spirit with a robust Christology. Because the power of God throughout this passage has the cross as its paradigm, the structure of the book leads to the significance of the apostle’s pneumatological contribution of the cross and Christ crucified (1 Cor 1:18; 2:2). For this reason, a strong Christology must ground the pneumatology of the Pauline corpus. This study in biblical literature commences a new discussion in ecumenical dialogue between pneumatic experiences in the church and christological issues in Scripture.

Trinitarian Theology after Barth

Author: Myk Habets,Phillip Tolliday
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
ISBN: 1498276490
Category: Religion
Page: 418
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The most outstanding theological thinker of the twentieth century is proving to be the most pivotal theological figure of the twenty-first century as well. It is no wonder some have referred to Karl Barth as a "Father" of the Church. Karl Barth, widely acknowledged as the most influential theologian of the modern era, continues to provoke and inspire Christian theological reflection in a distinct and enduring way. His work has occasioned appreciation, critique, and rejection, but however one responds to Barth, one must reckon with him in pursuing the theological task. This volume draws together scholars whose essays exhibit work "after Barth" in engaging the doctrine of the Trinity and its related themes. Barth's thought, as evidenced amongst his most expert commentators, allows for a variety of interpretations, the details of which are being hammered out on the pages of academic journals and volumes such as this one. It is this variety of responses to and interpretations of Barth's theology that gives such vibrancy to the essays in this volume by seasoned Barth scholars and voices new to the conversation. Contributors include: Ivor J. Davidson, Bruce L. McCormack, John C. McDowell, Paul D. Molnar, Murray A. Rae, and a Foreword by John B. Webster.

Der Geist des Lebens

eine ganzheitliche Pneumatologie
Author: Jürgen Moltmann
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783579019260
Category: Esprit
Page: 335
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The Priesthood of All Believers and the Missio Dei

A Canonical, Catholic, and Contextual Perspective
Author: Hank Voss
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
ISBN: 1498283306
Category: Religion
Page: 344
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The priesthood of all believers is a pillar undergirding Protestant ecclesiology. Yet the doctrine has often been used to serve diverse agendas. This book examines the doctrine's canonical, catholic, and contextual dimensions. It first identifies the priesthood of all believers as a canonical doctrine based upon the royal priesthood of Christ and closely related to the believer's eschatological temple-service and offering of spiritual sacrifices (chapters 1-3). It secondly describes its catholic development by examining three paradigmatic shifts, shifts especially associated with Christendom (chapters 4-6) and a suppression of the doctrine's missional component. Finally, the book argues that a Christian doctrine of the priesthood of all believers should be developed with a Christocentric-Trinitarian understanding of the missio Dei. This suggests there are especially appropriate ways for the royal priesthood to relate to the Father, to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit. A canonically and catholically informed priesthood of all believers leads contextually to particular ecclesial practices. These seven practices are 1) Baptism as public ordination to the royal priesthood; 2) Prayer; 3) Lectio Divina; 4) Ministry; 5) Church Discipline; 6) Proclamation; and 7) the Lord's Supper as the renewal of the royal priesthood.

Die Politik Jesu

Author: John Howard Yoder
Publisher: Neufeld Verlag
ISBN: 3937896090
Category: Pacifism
Page: 309
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Klage um einen Sohn

Author: Nicholas Wolterstorff
Publisher: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht
ISBN: 9783525633557
Category: History
Page: 115
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Die Absolutheit des Christentums und die Religionsgeschichte(1902/1912)

Mit den Thesen von 1901 und den handschriftlichen Zusätzen
Author: Ernst Troeltsch,Trutz Rendtorff,Stefan Pautler
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter
Category: Philosophy
Page: 317
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The critical edition of the complete works of the theologian and philosopher of religion Ernst Troeltsch (1865-1923) is inaugurated by this edition of a classic text. In the work "Die Absolutheit des Christentums und die Religionsgeschichte" the theological and philosophical debate about the absolute validity of Christianity is joined with the question of value judgments in modernity, a question that has greatly agitated the cultural sciences since the beginning of the twentieth century. The work on absoluteness, the first and second editions of which are published here for the first time together with handwritten additions by Ernst Troeltsch, gives significant testimony to a constructive historicism that is aimed at establishing universally valid norms in the cultural comparison of religions, while acknowledging the individual forms of historical life. At the end of the twentieth century, the posing of the problem as developed by Troeltsch is of new global relevance in the debates of theology, the study of religion, history, and sociology.

Der Chor in der Alten Komödie

Ritual und Performativität unter besonderer Berücksichtigung von Aristophanes' Thesmophoriazusen und der Phalloslieder fr. 851 PMG
Author: Anton Bierl
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter
ISBN: 3110956713
Category: History
Page: 457
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Jesus und der Sieg Gottes

Die Ursprünge des Christentums und die Frage nach Gott
Author: Nicholas T. Wright
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783868273830
Page: 864
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Reich Gottes und Christentum

Author: Albert Schweitzer
Publisher: C.H.Beck
ISBN: 3406704751
Category: Religion
Page: 508
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"Reich Gottes und Christentum" ist im wesentlichen in den Jahren 1947 bis 1951 entstanden. Als Ulrich Neuenschwander 1967 den ersten Teil aus dem Nachlaß Albert Schweitzers veröffentlichte, musste er davon ausgehen, daß mehr nicht enthalten sei; 1977 kam dann aber das Manuskript des zweiten Teils zutage. Das Werk, das Schweitzer selbst einmal als sein 'Theologisches Testament' bezeichnet hat, wird hier erstmals vollständig veröffentlicht. Schweitzer entfaltet in diesem Werk die Geschichte der biblischen eschatologischen Vorstellungen. Der erste Teil bietet nach einem knappen Überblick über die Reich-Gottes-Vorstellung der Propheten und Apokalyptiker eine umfassende Auseinandersetzung mit der Eschatologie bei Jesus und Paulus. Der zweite Teil zieht die Linien aus bis zur Gegenwart und geht der Frage nach, wie Jesu Verkündigung eines jenseitigen und zukünftigen Gottesreiches in der Kirchengeschichte verändert wurde und was sie bis heute bedeuten könnte. Im Anhang werden wichtige Entwurfstexte, unter anderem zum fehlenden Kapitel über die Kirche, abgedruckt. Albert Schweitzer bietet hier, im achten Lebensjahrzehnt, eine Summe seines theologischen Denkens. "Christentum und Reich Gottes: das Finale zur Geschichte der Leben-Jesu-Forschung und zur Mystik des Paulus", lautet der Text einer Notiz, die er während der Arbeit an dem Werk verfaßte.