By Thomas C. Oden
The first presentation of John Wesley's doctrinal teachings in a scientific shape that also is trustworthy to Wesley's personal writings in booklet layout. Wesley was once a prolific author and commentator on Scripture, but it really is in general held that he was once now not systematic or internally constant in his theology and doctrinal teachings. to the contrary, Thomas C. Oden intends to illustrate the following that Wesley displayed a impressive measure of consistency over sixty years of preaching and ministry. The e-book is helping readers to understand Wesley's crucial teachings in an obtainable shape in order that the individual meaning to cross on to Wesley's personal writings (which fill eighteen volumes) will be aware of precisely the place to turn.
By Roger M, Mr White
A primary query for theology is the query how we're to appreciate the claims that we make approximately God. the single language we will comprehend is the language we use to speak about people and their surroundings. How will we use that language to speak about God whereas respecting the countless distinction among God and humanity?
The conventional solution has been to entice the concept that of analogy. even though, that charm has been interpreted in greatly alternative ways. This publication goals to elucidate the query and this solution through an research of the idea that. It starts off with an exploration of how the idea that was once developed via Aristotle out of Greek arithmetic as a strategy for evaluating "things that have been remote"; by means of a severe exam of 3 very diverse classical bills of ways spiritual language works: these of Thomas Aquinas, Immanuel Kant and Karl Barth. The booklet ultimately investigates the way analogy might be utilized to reply to the query at the beginning posed - how is it attainable to exploit human language to discuss God. it is a query of basic importance for the entire of faith and theology, touching on because it does our entire figuring out of what we suggest after we speak about God.
By Benny O'Nduka
Cover picture: Joe Krauss
By John D. Garr
By A.G. Voigt
Among the subjects coated during this paintings are: Theology right, the doctrine of the Holy Trinity, the character of salvation, the sacraments, the church, and eschatology. Voigt's method of those concerns is Biblical and Confessional.
By Arthur McCalla
By Revd Dr McClenahan Michael
Jonathan Edwards (1703-1758) is greatly considered as North America's so much influential theologian. in the course of the early many years of his ministry he engaged in a public and sustained debate with 'Arminian' theology, a campaign that contributed considerably to the occasions of the nice Awakening.
This e-book investigates the contours and substance of this theological warfare. In setting up a clearer historic context for this polemic, McClenahan seeks to overturn the scholarly consensus that Edwards' personal theology used to be a twisting of the Reformed culture. through demonstrating that Edwards' interlocutor was once the lifeless English Archbishop, John Tillotson, McClenahan presents the hermeneutical key for lots of of Edwards' most important works. Justification via religion is among the so much contested doctrines in modern theology and Jonathan Edwards, known as America's Augustine, wrote largely in this sector. His is a voice that many of us are willing to hear.
By Lina Andronoviené,Parush R. Parushev
Taking the problem of involuntary singleness as a try out case, this ebook explores the tactic of convictional theology and argues for a holistic framework which could draw jointly the non-public, communal, and visionary spheres of human life. even though essentially a piece of theological ethics, it additionally attracts from a few diverse disciplines, together with cultural reports and sociology in addition to intersections of technological know-how and theology.
"This is a brilliant publication on a few degrees, and Andronovienė's warnings to the church buildings concerning the 'male-female imbalance' within the pews is as suitable right here within the usa because it is in her local Lithuania."
--Nancey Murphy, writer of Bodies and Souls? Or lively Bodies?
"Andronovienė has addressed the problems of singleness in evangelical groups. From pulpits we pay attention facile language in regards to the church kin, which excludes many within the church who're now not in the and believe alienated via the rhetoric of church leaders. This e-book deals profound observations on concerns resembling 'happiness' in the believing group and merits to be learn and acted upon in each church."
--Keith G. Jones, foreign Baptist Theological Seminary (IBTS), Czech Republic
"This is a necessary examine for all these fascinated by problems with human sexuality and the making and maintaining of private relationships."
--Paul S. Fiddes, college of Oxford, UK
"At a time of exceptional social and cultural switch, we urgently desire clever and knowledgeable statement at the realities of the only existence. Lina Andronovienė's ebook deals a daring and confident new theology for Christian groups today."
--Elaine Graham, Chester college, UK
"Deeply realized, this wide-ranging ebook explores a severe factor within the lifetime of the church which has lengthy been ignored. . . . I commend this richly textured paintings as a good source for scholar-practitioners who search a extra expansive knowing of the human condition."
--Molly T. Marshall, principal Baptist Theological Seminary, Kansas
Lina Andronovienė, is Lecturer in functional Theology on the Scottish Baptist university. She is additionally Director of reports on the foreign Baptist Theological examine middle of the ecu Baptist Federation, and the Director of Non-residential Bible university of the Lithuanian Baptist Union. A musician and artist in addition to a theologian, she is still fascinated about the broader church existence, and speaks at meetings on quite a few points of ethics, spirituality, and theology of culture.
By Mark Van Steenwyk,David E. Fitch,Jin Kim
In The Unkingdom of God Mark Van Steenwyk explores a few of the methods we've got failed our venture by way of embracing the methods of the realm and advancing our personal agendas. He exhibits us that the beginning of genuine Christian witness is repentance, and that whereas Jesus' country isn't really of this international, it is still the single desire of the world.
By Steven J. Duby
Duby outlines the overall background of the Christian doctrine of divine simplicity and discusses the methodological features and crucial contents of the dogmatic account. He substantiates the claims of the doctrine of divine simplicity by way of demonstrating that they're implied and required through the scriptural account of God. Duby considers how simplicity is inferred from God's singularity and aseity, in addition to the way it is inferred from God's immutability and infinity, and the Christian doctrine of production.
The dialogue ends with the reaction to significant objections to simplicity, specifically that the doctrine doesn't pay heed to the plurality of the divine attributes, that it eradicates God's freedom in growing the area and appearing towards us; and that it doesn't cohere with the non-public differences to be made within the doctrine of the Trinity.