The Bible Theology and Faith

This book offers an account of God and humanity in relation to both Old and New Testaments.

The Bible  Theology  and Faith

Author: R. W. L. Moberly

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521786461

Page: 263

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This book offers an account of God and humanity in relation to both Old and New Testaments.

Faith Feminism and the Forum of Scripture

Faith and feminism unite in these essays to explore the theology of the Hebrew Bible as testimony to the faith of ancient Israel and as a source for Christian theology and ethics.

Faith  Feminism  and the Forum of Scripture

Author: Phyllis A. Bird

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 1498221505

Page: 190

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Faith and feminism unite in these essays to explore the theology of the Hebrew Bible as testimony to the faith of ancient Israel and as a source for Christian theology and ethics. Each chapter in Faith, Feminism, and the Forum of Scripture approaches the Bible as a site of theological reflection in which multiple voices are heard (in chorus and debate), as a forum that invites readers to join the conversation and extend it. Acknowledging the patriarchal world of the Bible and the androcentric distortions of its views of both human and divine, they identify foundations and directions that point beyond the cultural frames of the texts. Individual essays present the possibility of an Old Testament theology that integrates feminist insights and concerns into the full range of theological subjects; discuss the theological anthropology of the Hebrew Bible and its root texts in the Genesis creation accounts; outline a proposed new understanding of the authority of the Bible consonant with its nature as a historical, multivocal, and multivalent document; and offer a critical and constructive appraisal of the Old Testament's contribution to current debate on the place of homosexual persons and relations in the church.

The Reality of Biblical Theology

This book demonstrates a number of approaches made by biblical scholars to find a theology of the Christian Scripture.

The Reality of Biblical Theology

Author: Mark W. Elliott

Publisher: Peter Lang

ISBN: 9783039113569

Page: 386

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This book demonstrates a number of approaches made by biblical scholars to find a theology of the Christian Scripture. It then considers attempts to bridge the gap between exegesis and dogmatics by appeal to the discipline of 'fundamental theology' and the doctrine of Revelation. It finds that, for all the interesting questions raised, one is forced back to the Bible from where one must form the themes and concepts which have been developed by theologians through the ages, and which with help from biblical historical critics can be made to refresh theology and serve the Church. This is done by examining the role of 'faith' in the two testaments and by considering how the Bible's understanding of that which receives revelation is itself useful for the total enterprise of theology.

The Personhood of God

Renowned Bible scholar Dr. Yochanan Muffs examines the anthropomorphic evolution of the Divine Image--from creator of the cosmos to God the father, husband, king, "chess-player"--and how these diverse images of God have shaped us.

The Personhood of God

Author: Yochanan Muffs

Publisher: Jewish Lights Publishing

ISBN: 1580233384

Page: 221

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Insightful and accessible. Renowned Bible scholar Dr. Yochanan Muffs examines the anthropomorphic evolution of the Divine Image--from creator of the cosmos to God the father, husband, king, "chess-player"--and how these diverse images of God have shaped us.

Biblical Theology

This book provides not only a proper redemptive historical vision of the Bible from Genesis to Revelation but also key ideas for the formation of a solid biblical worldview.

Biblical Theology

Author: Jeong Koo Jeon

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 1532605803

Page: 312

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Dr. Jeon's Biblical Theology is a timely must-read for church leaders, seminarians, pastors, and missionaries in the Global Mission Field. It examines God's redemptive history in creation, fall, redemption, and consummation as revealed in the Old and New Testaments. Dr. Jeon delves into the grand redemptive drama, progressively demonstrated through the divine covenants, as well as the manifestation of the eschatological Kingdom of God. This book provides not only a proper redemptive historical vision of the Bible from Genesis to Revelation but also key ideas for the formation of a solid biblical worldview. Dr. Jeon demonstrates the intersection and union between biblical and systematic theology while exploring redemptive history. Dr. Jeon also emphasizes that we currently live in the eschatological age, inaugurated after Jesus Christ's death and resurrection as the Mediator of the New Covenant. This inaugurated eschatological Kingdom of God will be consummated after the Second Coming of Jesus. Meanwhile, the present age is occurring during the last days, in which we live in the era of Global Missions by God's grace. The community of the New Covenant church should humbly respond by participating in evangelism and missions, demonstrating to the world that God's final judgment is coming.

Practical Christian Theology

(4th edition) "One of the best outlined, one-volume books on theology in print." —Dr. Harold L. Wilmington, Liberty University

Practical Christian Theology

Author: Floyd H. Barackman

Publisher: Kregel Academic

ISBN: 9780825497254

Page: 576

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(4th edition) "One of the best outlined, one-volume books on theology in print." —Dr. Harold L. Wilmington, Liberty University

Biblical Theology

In this volume the authors begin by providing an overview of the history and possible future of biblical theology.

Biblical Theology

Author: Leo Perdue

Publisher: Abingdon Press

ISBN: 142673199X

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One of the thorniest problems in theological study is the relationship between biblical studies on the one hand, and constructive theology on the other. Theologians know that the Bible is the core source document for theological construction, and hence that they must be in conversation with the best in critical study of Scripture. For many biblical scholars, the point of what they do is to help the biblical text speak to today’s church and world, and hence they would do well to be in conversation with contemporary theology. Yet too often the two groups fail to engage each other’s work in significant and productive ways. The purpose of the Library of Biblical Theology, and this introductory volume to it, is to bring the worlds of biblical scholarship and constructive theology together. It will do so by reviving biblical theology as a discipline that describes the faith of the biblical periods on the one hand, and on the other hand articulates normative understandings of modern faith and practice. In this volume the authors begin by providing an overview of the history and possible future of biblical theology. They introduce biblical theology as a fundamentally contrastive discipline, one that is neither dogmatic theology (seeking to explain the official teachings of a particular Christian tradition), nor is it a purely historical approach to Scripture, eschewing questions of the Bible’s contemporary message and meaning. Rather, biblical theology takes seriously both the need to understand the message of Scripture in its particular historical context, and the need to address that message to questions that confront contemporary human life.

Biblical Theology of the Old and New Testaments

This monumental work is the first comprehensive biblical theology to appear in many years and is the culmination of Brevard Child's lifelong commitment to constructing a biblical theology that surmounts objections to the discipline raised ...

Biblical Theology of the Old and New Testaments

Author: Brevard S. Childs

Publisher: Fortress Press

ISBN: 9780800626754

Page: 745

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This monumental work is the first comprehensive biblical theology to appear in many years and is the culmination of Brevard Child's lifelong commitment to constructing a biblical theology that surmounts objections to the discipline raised over the past generation. Childs rejects any approaches that overstress either the continuity or discontinuity between the Old and New Testaments. He refuses to follow the common pattern in Christian thought of identifying biblical theology with the New Testament's interest in the Old. Rather, Childs maps out an approach that reflects on the whole Christian Bible with its two very different voices, each of which retains continuing integrity and is heard on its own terms.

Christian Theology

This book takes a fresh approach by framing its doctrinal study in light of the biblical story. In each chapter, application sections connect the concepts to our identity and mission as believers.

Christian Theology

Author: Christopher W. Morgan

Publisher: B&H Academic

ISBN: 9781433651021

Page: 624

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In this accessible introduction to the doctrines of the Christian faith, readers will gain a unique understanding of the core areas of systematic theology, including God, revelation, humanity, sin, Christ and his work, salvation, the church, and the future. Authors Christopher Morgan and Robert Peterson take a fresh approach by framing doctrinal study in light of the biblical story. Each chapter also features application sections that connect theological concepts to our identity and mission as believers.

Faith Enacted as History

Will Herberg, author of Judaism and Modern Man and Protestant-Catholic-Jew and recently retired professor of philosophy and culture at Drew, is a committed Jew who has taught Christians the import of their faith, a biblical theologian who ...

Faith Enacted as History

Author: Will Herberg

Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press

ISBN:

Page: 281

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Will Herberg, author of Judaism and Modern Man and Protestant-Catholic-Jew and recently retired professor of philosophy and culture at Drew, is a committed Jew who has taught Christians the import of their faith, a biblical theologian who has commented trenchantly on contemporary affairs, and a prophetic radical who has been a harbinger of neo-conservatism. Bernhard Anderson, with Herberg's cooperation, has collected essays, dating from 1943 to 1972, that exhibit the unique range of his thinking and concerns. Much influenced by Franz Rosenzweig and Reinhold Niebuhr, he is a champion of biblical faith, a faith rooted in historical events and to be enacted in the concrete historical present. From this solid vantage he can see the substantial unity of Judaism and Christianity and their linked but distinct vocations; he can discern the challenge posed by the secularization of Christian faith that American civil religion and Marxism represent; and he can affirm the radical relativity of all political programs and movements. Some pieces are quite academic, but most are very accessible and still intellectually fresh. - Kirkus Review

The Basics of Christian Belief

I highly recommend this book." --Rodney Ashlock, Abilene Christian University "Strahan presents a case for why a Christian vision of the world remains compelling even in a cultural context filled with numerous other options.

The Basics of Christian Belief

Author: Joshua Strahan

Publisher: Baker Academic

ISBN: 1493423932

Page: 240

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This reader-friendly yet robust introduction to the Christian faith explores the essentials of Christianity and the impact they have on life, worldview, and witness. Written in an accessible and engaging voice for college-age readers, the book connects the biblical plotline, the Apostles' Creed, the comparative distinctiveness of Christianity, and life's big questions. The author shows how the Christian metanarrative speaks to questions about purpose, worth, ethics, personhood, and more, and helps readers understand what it means to be a Christian in a post-Christian world.

The Biblical Theology of Saint Irenaeus

Is the history of the early Church the story of a movement away from the religion of the New Testament into Hellenic speculation, institutionalism, and bare moralism?

The Biblical Theology of Saint Irenaeus

Author: John Lawson

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 1597525804

Page: 324

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Is the history of the early Church the story of a movement away from the religion of the New Testament into Hellenic speculation, institutionalism, and bare moralism? Many present issues are affected by the judgment made upon this matter, which the author seeks to illuminate in his Cambridge Dissertation. There is in St. Irenaeus a doctrine of Creation and Revelation by ÒThe Two Hands of God, and likewise ÒRecapitulation, and exposition of the Saving Work of Christ. The claim is here advanced that of these doctrines the former is an expression of the Hebraic conception of the Living God, who is transcendent yet immediately active in Creation and Revelation. The latter is thoroughly Pauline, and is a statement of the ÒClassic theology of the Atonement. Together with his necessary emphasis upon the Church and Episcopate, Irenaeus has preserved the Gospel of real redemption by personal faith in Christ.

The Bible in a Disenchanted Age Theological Explorations for the Church Catholic

This book made me want to be a better Christian." --Brent A. Strawn, Emory University "'You're gonna have to serve somebody,' Bob Dylan famously said. 'You're gonna have to trust somebody or something,' Walter Moberly says.

The Bible in a Disenchanted Age  Theological Explorations for the Church Catholic

Author: R. W. L. Moberly

Publisher: Baker Books

ISBN: 149341304X

Page: 240

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In our increasingly disenchanted age, can we still regard the Bible as God's Word? Why should we consider it trustworthy and dare to believe what it says? Top Old Testament theologian R. W. L. Moberly sets forth his case for regarding the Bible as unlike any other book by exploring the differences between it and other ancient writings. He explains why it makes sense to turn to the Bible with the expectation of finding ultimate truth in it, offering a robust apology for faith in the God of the Bible that's fully engaged with critical scholarship and compatible with modern knowledge.

The Faith of the Christian Church

The book's broad-ranging perspective, which intentionally defies labels, commends it to individuals and small groups from many church traditions.

The Faith of the Christian Church

Author: Tyron Inbody

Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing

ISBN: 9780802841513

Page: 374

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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.

Postmodern Theology

The dominant position of science in our culture has ended.

Postmodern Theology

Author: Frederic B. Burnham

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 1725217732

Page: 136

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The dominant position of science in our culture has ended. In our postmodern world, belief that science will provide the answer to our problems and that progress is inevitable has been shaken, if not toppled. Optimism has been replaced by realism, creating a milieu for the development of intelligent Christian belief. Participating in the Trinity Institute's conference on "The Church in a Postmodern Age, these six prominent scholars explore the breakdown of the basic tenets of the Enlightenment, the sorry state of biblical literacy in our culture, Christian faith in a pluralistic world, the relevance of the Bible today, and the role of the church in our age. Contributors include Robert N. Bellah, Diogenes Allen, George A. Lindbeck, James B. Miller, Sandra M. Schneiders, and Rowan D. Williams.

Old Testament Theology

This, the second of three volumes in John Goldingay's Old Testament Theology, examines the theology of the Old Testament under the major rubrics of God, Israel, The Nightmare (judgment), The Vision (hope), The World, The Nations and ...

Old Testament Theology

Author: John Goldingay

Publisher: InterVarsity Press

ISBN: 9780830825622

Page: 891

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This, the second of three volumes in John Goldingay's Old Testament Theology, examines the theology of the Old Testament under the major rubrics of God, Israel, The Nightmare (judgment), The Vision (hope), The World, The Nations and Humanity.

Theology of the Biblical Witness

By tracing the historical trajectories of six paradigms of salvation, such as ex-odus, kingship and sacrifice, through a millennium of biblical history, Nurnberger reveals a vibrant current of meaning underlying the texts which expresses ...

Theology of the Biblical Witness

Author: Klaus Nürnberger

Publisher: LIT Verlag Münster

ISBN: 9783825873523

Page: 439

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The "Word of God" emerged and evolved as divine responses to changing human needs in biblical history. By tracing the historical trajectories of six paradigms of salvation, such as ex-odus, kingship and sacrifice, through a millennium of biblical history, Nurnberger reveals a vibrant current of meaning underlying the texts which expresses growing insight into God's redeptive intentions and which can be extrapolated in to the present predicaments of humankind. Klaus Nurnberger is professor emeritus for Systematic Theology and Theological Ethics at the University of Natal in Pietermaritzburg, South Africa. His carreer has been devoted mainly to the underlying causes of world-wide socio-economic discrepancies and the relevance of the Christian faith in this regard.Ã?Â?

Biblical Faith and Natural Theology

This book examines what the Bible itself says on the question, and considers its impact on our religious ideas.

Biblical Faith and Natural Theology

Author: James Barr

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0198263767

Page: 244

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Do people know about God just by being human beings, or do they need special divine assistance, through the Bible and the church, before they can know anything about God? This book examines what the Bible itself says on the question, and considers its impact on our religious ideas.

Israelite Religion and Biblical Theology

This is a formidable collection of previously published essays by this distinguished Old Testament scholar.

Israelite Religion and Biblical Theology

Author: Patrick D. Miller

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9781841271422

Page: 715

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This is a formidable collection of previously published essays by this distinguished Old Testament scholar. Three significant areas of biblical studies have been a focus of the author's attention throughout his career: the Bible in its ancient Near Eastern world, the Psalms, and Old Testament theology. In Part I, epigraphic discoveries are examined for the light they shed on biblical texts. In Part II, special attention is given to the theological significance of reading the Psalms as a collection. In Part III, a wide range of theological issues-creation, covenant, prayer, cosmology, canon, and especially the nature and character of God-are taken up in various essays that suggest how biblical theology can contribute to the larger theological enterprise.

Christianity and the Religions

The essays in this book take a fresh look at the biblical data and address the contemporary questions raised by religious pluralism.

Christianity and the Religions

Author: Edward Rommen

Publisher: William Carey Library

ISBN: 9780878083763

Page: 274

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The essays in this book take a fresh look at the biblical data and address the contemporary questions raised by religious pluralism. The reader will gain a greater understanding of different religions and gain an increased confidence in the majesty and greatness of the one true God.