This book offers an overview of Christian theology organized around the twin themes of divine and human love. The book covers the traditional theological topics as well as basic questions of theological method.
Author: Gary Chartier
Publisher: Andrews UK Limited
This book offers an overview of Christian theology organized around the twin themes of divine and human love. The book covers the traditional theological topics as well as basic questions of theological method. It seeks to integrate a focus on love throughout. While love is regularly canvassed as a dominant theme in Christian thought, it has rarely been the focus of Christian theological construction or a constraint on theological formulation. The book seeks to suggest, chapter by chapter, how a given topic relates to the broad theme of love.The book is written in a way designed to make it accessible to university students and educated laypersons. At the same time, it takes positions on controverted scholarly issues, and the methodological approach outlined at the beginning will be of interest to academic theologians.
Only a believing love can avoid this danger and safeguard the creatureliness of
man: <<analogy of love maintains analogy of being in the unity of knowing and
l0ViI1g». Analogy of love is not just a name but a formula. It can be shown both ...
Author: Joseph Palakeel
Publisher: Gregorian Biblical BookShop
When Erich Przywara declared analogy of being as the Catholic fundamental form, Karl Barth did not hesitate to condemn it as the invention of the Antichrist and as the only sufficient reason not to become a Catholic and proposed analogy of faith as the Protestant counter principle. This gave rise to an intense ecumenical dispute on analogy. Theologians rallied on both sides and, finally, the mutually excluding alternative between analogy of being and analogy of faith was overcome through a compromise formula of understanding analogy of being within analogy of faith. This marks the beginning of a "new quest" for a post-modern understanding of the role of analogy in theological discourse.
The Analogy of Love examines the ethical dimensions of St Maximus the Confessor's theological synthesis in order to retrieve an authentically Christian sense of virtue.
Author: Demetrios Harper
Publisher: St. Vladimir's Seminary Press
The Analogy of Love examines the ethical dimensions of St Maximus the Confessor's theological synthesis in order to retrieve an authentically Christian sense of virtue. Demetrios Harper considers the legacy of Immanuel Kant for contemporary approaches to morality, which tend to see morals as abstract imperatives divorced from the flow of human existence. Against this background, he argues that Maximus provides us with the alternative of a quintessentially Christian approach to morality: one in which love constitutes the core of both ontology and morals, enabling the gathering of the splintered parts of human nature into a single, consubstantial whole, initiating them into the cosmic Ecclesia of Christ.
61 The parables of Jesus, the poetry in the Psalms, Job's description of God, the
wisdom of the Proverbs, the vision of John, all these persons and writings use bi-
directional analogies to speak of God and God's love. Analogy of Love in Christ ...
Author: Thomas Jay Oord
Publisher: Chalice Press
God is love. Consequently, shouldn't love exist at the center of Christian theology? When love is at the center, theology is understood differently than it has typically been understood. Some theologians have placed faith at the center, others God's sovereignty, still others-the Church, but Dr. Oord places the emphasis on love. God's love for us, revealed in Christ, in the Church, and in creation, and our love for God and others as ourselves-must be afforded its rightful place. Beginning with the foundation of "love" is what differentiates the Christian faith from others.a loving God. Dr. Oord defines love as: "To love is to act intentionally, in sympathetic/empathetic response to God and others, to promote overall well-being." Is this not what has defined Christians throughout history?
In the analogy of marriage and the ' great mystery of Christ and the Church , the
redemptive and spousal dimensions of love are brought together . Although
married couples are addressed directly , John Paul II says that the ' linking of the
Author: Mary Shivanandan
Publisher: CUA Press
Humanae Vitae predicted the disintegration of marriage and family life, partly as a result of the widespread use of contraception. Pope John Paul II has since articulated a fresh understanding of marriage, love and sexuality which takes account of the dignity of the human person, and especially of women. In this exhaustive and scholarly assessment of his Christian anthropology, Mary Shivanandan examines the scientific data and the theological analysis that underlie these teachings on marriage and sexuality. Her book will be an essential text for the study of the development, meaning and implications of Catholic doctrine in this controversial area.
Abstraction reveals the human subject to itself as a potential ' hearer of
communication from absolute freedom ; and again , in affirming the possibility of
free , gratuitous self - communication , it affirms the possibility of love , which can
Author: John Riches
Publisher: A&C Black
Examines the whole range of von Balthasar's theology and provides a clear introduction to his work.