Download A Theology of Engagement (Challenges in Contemporary by Ian S. Markham PDF

By Ian S. Markham

ISBN-10: 0631236015

ISBN-13: 9780631236016

This ground-breaking e-book demanding situations readers to reconsider the divide among liberal and orthodox methods which characterises Christianity today.Provides a substitute for the liberal / orthodox divide in modern Christianity. Defends Christianity’s engagement with non-Christian traditions. comprises very important dialogue of theological technique. Illustrated with case reports concerning human rights, interfaith tolerance, economics, and ethics.

Show description

Read or Download A Theology of Engagement (Challenges in Contemporary Theology) PDF

Best christianity books

The Silver Chalice

The colourful, passionate global of early Christianity involves shiny existence during this tale of Basil of Antioch. Basil, a delicate artisan, is bought from slavery and commissioned to create an ornamental casing for the Chalice that Jesus used on the final Supper. Basil travels to Jerusalem, Greece, and Rome, meets the apostles, braves the perils of persecution, and eventually makes a fateful selection that permits him to “see” Jesus.

Anthropology and Theology

Anthropology and Christian Theology have regularly interpreted faith in relatively alternative ways and feature frequently been considered opposed to each other. in truth, a basic hindrance for human adventure lies on the center of either disciplines. This cutting edge e-book takes a brand new examine key anthropological and theological subject matters, and explores the intricacies in their interaction all through heritage and within the current.

Church and Society in Catholic Europe of the Eighteenth Century

Of the nice ecu associations of the outdated Regime, the Catholic Church by myself survived into the fashionable global. The Church that emerged from the interval of innovative upheaval, which begun in 1789, and from the lengthy strategy of monetary and social transformation attribute of the 19th century, used to be very diverse from the good baroque Church that constructed following the Counter-Reformation.

Dictionary of the Ecumenical Movement

Written through ecumenical leaders from each Christian confession and all components of the realm, this quantity is now absolutely revised and elevated to deliver it modern with historic advancements on the earth, church buildings, and the ecumenical circulation in the past decade. six hundred+ entries. one hundred thirty photographs.

Additional info for A Theology of Engagement (Challenges in Contemporary Theology)

Sample text

There are real difficulties with this account of God, but Spong’s anxiety about anthropomorphism is not one of them. Indeed when Spong arrives at his definition of God, he admits there are affinities with Thomism. This surprising disclosure occurs when he suggests an image of God beyond theism and uses Paul Tillich to do so. He writes, “Paul Tillich . . ”45 We then find the following footnote: Regius Professor of Divinity at Oxford Dr. Keith Ward has made the point (in conversation) that these Tillichian concepts can be found substantially in the writings of Thomas Aquinas.

This is not to say that the Trinity is not vitally important. In chapter 3, a Trinitarian structure to engagement will be suggested. I am a Trinitarian Christian who believes that the doctrine illuminates much that is true about God, it is just that I do not see the Trinitarian discourse as excluding the theistic one. The final assumption that I want to identify at this stage in the book is the commitment to the achievements of modernity. I am assuming that the engagement with the Christian past is helped with some of the tools of modernity.

He has rejected the idea of God defined as a supernatural person who invades life periodically to accomplish the divine will. This deity is an intensely human figure who does grandiose and expanded, but nonetheless, human things. ”44 Anyone vaguely acquainted with the work of, say, St. Augustine of Hippo and St. Thomas Aquinas knows that this is false. To anticipate a more sustained discussion, which will occur in chapters 2 and 3, we find in Aquinas an understanding of God that describes God as a necessary being.

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.06 of 5 – based on 15 votes